We’re getting our host skills geared up to serve up the ultimate holiday parties…drinks included.
We love holiday parties, especially when we’re surprised and delighted by little special touches created by the hosts. From custom-designed cocktails to gorgeous decor, as guests it’s always fun to have something unique to discuss with the other guests (especially if we don’t know each other). And honestly, it makes us feel more special as guests that the hosts took time out of their busy lives to make their event a little more special.
While the idea of creating something special for a party is great, it’s sometimes hard to come up with something that’s easy to execute and not a budget-buster. So we’re talking with some of our favorite experts in interior decor, drink design, festive food, and innovative desserts to help us throw the ultimate holiday parties.
Designer Taniya Nayak might be best known as an HGTV host and designer on Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible. She’s also a successful, Boston-based interior design firm, Taniya Nayak Design LLC., where she adds a fresh, clean look to both commercial and residential spaces.
“I think people don’t spend their money wisely, like going for really high-end finishes, when no one even notices the difference,” –Taniya Nayak
Entertaining designer Lulu Powers fresh approach to hassle-free entertaining – from food to flowers – has made her a sought-after talent, inspiring mentor, and credible entertaining lifestyle expert. Mindful of her client’s resources and at times, fear of entertaining, she imparts her wisdom with spirit and panache to transform the simple into sublime. Lulu is a best-selling author of “Food to Flowers.”
“You can use rosemary, lavender, or wheat to on top of your napkins. Whatever you can get your hands on to add little touches make a difference,” –Lulu Powers
Food and wine blogger/writer Maggie Unzueta is a recipe developer who shares her creations on her blog Mama Maggie.
“I’m a passionate food and wine lover and recipe developer. Joking around and being a complete goofball is how I roll,” –Maggie Unzueta
So what’s your favorite holiday drink? Share in the comments below, or send us a note on Twitter or Facebook, and you’ll be entered to win a $25 Pier One gift card.