*This post is sponsored by Kirkland’s Christmasland*
Christmas is always a nostalgic time of year. Maybe it’s because we try to uphold family traditions, or that we’re trying to slow down and reconnect with things that really matter. The best Christmas memories I have with my family is those spent with my grandparents, where there were dozens presents under the tree, every delicious dessert you can imagine, and there was always a round of Christmas caroling followed by cups of hot cocoa.
So this year, I want to revive that tradition with my own family, even if we do sing somewhat off key.
So I’m decking out the porch, which was the fun part. Decorating is always the fun part! To make it even more fun, Kirkland’s sent me a surprise box filled with goodies from their Glitz and Glam holiday collection from Christmasland.
We’re no strangers to holiday parties around my house – my daughter hosts a cookie decorating sleep over every year and I host a cocktail party for my friends, too. Since we just completed the back porch a couple of weeks ago, it’s nice to have the additional space for entertaining… even if it is somewhat chilly for hanging out too long.
I’m a more laid back style of hostess, I like to put things together so nothing is too fussy. Because there’s nothing worse that having guests who are scared they’ll break something. Especially after a couple (or a dozen) cocktails.
Glamming up the hot cocoa bar was almost too easy, just by adding in a few extra details with some glittered trees…
I did get a little crafty by making my guests some personalized stirrers, which was so simple but lets my friends know that I made space just for them.
Add in a few toppings (which are resting on a couple of 2x4s screwed together and ‘gift wrapped’ to spiffy them up.)
And of course, some yummy food is always in order. Cookies and cocoa are BFFs, ya know?
If you like this post, you might also enjoy these Christmas decorating ideas from….
- Christmas Cocktails and Cocoa at Hi Sugarplum!
- Christmas decorating with the Holly Jolly collection at Thistlewood Farms
- Liz Marie, Liz Marie Blog
- Thursday: Kim, Sand & Sisal
- Friday: Kirkland’s
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