Holiday entertaining always seems so daunting-but fear not! We are here to help. We’ve put together a list of our favorite bee-inspired snacks and gifts that will make your home shine like no other. Whether you’re having a decked-out dinner party or a simple girls night in, we have what you need to easily pull everything together, even in a pinch.
Getting Ready for Guests
The ambiance of your home is always important when you have guests coming. Tired looking holiday decorations, dim lighting, and odd smells from the kitchen can really put a damper on the holiday mood! Clear out your space and freshen everything up before your guests arrive-a winter centerpiece and bright candles always look beautiful. We love using our Forest candles at holiday functions. They’re bright and warm, and fill the home with the scent of pine and citrus.
Warm your guests up with a pot of our organic blended teas-if they aren’t a fan of coffee, they will love a cup of Raven or Artful! Get a kettle of hot water going before they arrive, and treat them to a warm brew to banish the cold of the winter. Add in a spoonful of our Eastern Shore Honey for a perfect sweetness.
If you’re having your girlfriends over, you should most definitely treat them to one of our Dry Masks. Perfect for clearing away dry, dull skin and revealing a fresher, healthier complexion. A perfect way to get your evening started-a glass of wine would pair with these masks perfectly.
Treats to Make Holiday Party Entertaining Easier
Rushing around the kitchen is no fun-especially when you have guests arriving! These super simple recipes would be great for on any party platter to keep your friends happy.
These Soft Pretzel Bites are yummy and easy to make in large batches. And, they’re so easy to customize-sprinkle with grated cheese, add diced jalapeño peppers or pimentos to the dough, or swirl in cinnamon.
These spicy nuts take just a few steps to cook up, and are great for leaving in bowls around your space. They pair well with a little drizzle of honey-a perfect sweet and spicy finger food.
Easy and so yummy, our Honey Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp are a great way to kick off your holiday meals. Make a bunch, because they’ll go quickly!
Potato Latkes are a traditional dish for Hanukah-but they’re great for any winter festivity! Sweet and savory, you can add your favorite toppings and sauces to really make them shine.
Want something sweet to go along with all of these savory party foods? Our friend Marly has made plenty of festive pumpkin sweets that would be great on your holiday table-check out these adorable pumpkin donuts!
Wrap up your party planning with a honey cocktail. Perfect for Christmas parties and your New Year’s bash, you’ll be playing bartender all night with our favorite Eastern Shore drinks. Enjoy!
We’d love it if you’d share your holiday memories and photos with us! Tag us on Instagram, and use the hashtag #waxingkara all season long.