This time of year brings many things: leaves changing, the possibility of snow, time with family and friends, and lots of holiday parties. To help you prepare for these parties, we asked wedding and event planner extraordinaire Susie Swanson Fortner, of Miss Susie, to give us some of her best holiday entertaining tips.
Need an excuse to get your house straight and the holiday decorations up? Start with a cute e-invitation sent to your nearest and dearest.
There are so many fun e-invitations sites online these days! Try one of these:
- Christmas Cacti
These plants will bring you joy all season long!
Reinvent your monogram door hanger for the season by adding fresh greenery or a festive bow. [spacer size=”0″]
Food for Holiday Entertaining
A few simple Ideas:
- Cheese Straws
- Vegetable & Fruit Crostini
- Sliced Ham with Biscuits
- Shrimp Cocktail
- Hot Pepper Jelly served over Cream Cheese
- Stuffed Endive
And let’s not forget about the drinks! One of my favorite holiday treats is float frozen cranberries in typical libations: Champagne, red wine, sparkling water – for a festive feel!
Send friends home with a traditional holiday treat.
Homemade Scottish Shortbread is my go-to but even brownies or muffins would be a much appreciated treat.
Now, you’re on your way to a fun holiday celebration that won’t break the bank or your back!
Hmm, think I’ll put one together myself this year…
About Susie Swanson Fortner
Wedding Maestro, Time Juggler, Etiquette Buff, and general, all around Southern Girl, Susie Swanson Fortner has been professionally planning weddings and events since 2008 in her hometown of Huntsville, Alabama. She has a passion for entertaining and delights in that little extra detail or added sparkle. Apart from her beloved weddings, Susie stays busy corralling her son, Freddie and running alongside her husband, Mark. Visit MissSusie.com to learn more about her services and read upcoming blog posts.