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 quickly 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 anything other than festive aromas from the kitchen can put a damper on the holiday mood! Clear out your space and freshen everything up before your guests arrive. A winter centerpiece and bright, hand-poured Soy Candles always look beautiful.
Warm your guests up with a pot of our 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 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 perfect sweetness.
If you’re having your girlfriends over, you should 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 simple recipes would be great 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.
Honey Mustard Sauce with Soft Pretzel Bites
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.
Spicy Honey Nut Mix
Easy and so yummy, our Honey Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp is a great way to kick off your holiday meals. Make a bunch, because they’ll go quickly!
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Recipe
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.
Potato Latkes with Honey Apple Sauce
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! Or you could always plan with a beautiful array of holiday cookies. Nothing is more fun than getting into the kitchen and making and decorating cookies for your friends, colleagues, and family. I know I used to do this every year but now, I make them all with honey!
Wrap up your party planning with a honey cocktail. Perfect for Christmas parties and your New Year’s bash, you’ll play bartender all night with our favorite Eastern Shore drinks. Enjoy!
Try adding Cocktails made with festive spirits.
Skinny Rye Crush
An Eastern Shore Hot Toddy will warm up your guests if it’s cold outside.
Eastern Shore Hot Toddy
Speaking of warm drinks, mulled cider is a crowd pleaser.
Mulled Wine Recipe
Cocktails made with tea are current.
Earl Grey Cocktail
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.