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The holiday season is officially here. We’re just over a week away from Christmas and it seems that everyone is super busy. Today I thought I would share some last minute holiday entertaining tips with a little help from my friends at Babble Boxx, Castello, PAM, Wellness Pet Food, WHIMZEES Pet Chews, Cracker Barrel, and Christmas Central.
Last Minute Holiday Entertaining Tips
I hope that this doesn’t sound too arrogant, but doesn’t my gourmet cheese plate look pretty? It took less than 5 minutes to put together and the ingredients are usually found in your pantry or fridge. Castello Cheeses make it so easy to throw together a beautiful cheese plate. They have a wide variety of products to suit lots of different tastes and they even have a Cheese Board Builder tool to help you select the types of gourmet cheese that you might like. We received samples of Castello Aged Havarti, Castello Gouda and Castello Traditional Danish Blue. I put the havarti and gouda on our cheese plate along with some crackers and grapes for a nice cheese tray display. The Danish Blue will be used to make homemade blue cheese dressing which is a must-have holiday recipe.
Cheese plates are so easy to put together, and they can look professionally made with the help of a few nice serving pieces and utensils. I set ours up on a wooden serving tray/cake stand that I had in the cabinet. This set of Snowflake Hors D’oeuvres Picks from Cracker Barrel adds a festive touch to the serving tray. They’d also make a great host/hostess gift too. You can get 30% off your order using the discount code SHOP30 at this link.
Cracker Barrel also had these cute milk bottles which are perfect for leaving milk and cookies for Santa. My son is so excited about baking cookies and leaving milk in the milk bottles this Christmas Eve. He plans to leave cookies for Santa and an apple for Rudolph.
Our family bakes and cooks a lot more during the holiday season. One product that I’ve figured out we can’t do without is PAM Cooking Spray. They have a wide variety of products to help keep your dishes from sticking. It is a superior non-stick product with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. The new spray pumps helps control how much you use while reducing fat and calories in a non-aerosol formula. If you download the ibbota app, you can earn cash back on your purchase of the PAM Spray Pump.
You don’t want to forget about your pets during the holiday season; it can be especially stressful on them. Families travel during the holidays and we often entertain guests. There’s also lots of delicious food and new smells which can entice pets to steal food. It’s good to stock up on some high quality dog food that will satisfy their palate without upsetting their tummies like table food might. Wellness CORE Natural Pet Food is a convenient, safe and easy way to incorporate raw protein. The higher protein formula encourages lean body mass and muscle tone. The recipe is 100% grain free and has freeze dried raw bites. It’s so enticing to my pups that we can use it as training treats too.
You might find it necessary to crate your dog when you’re entertaining. WHIMZEES Daily Dental Chews are a great way to keep them entertained while they’re simultaneously cleaning their teeth. They contain only six primary ingredients which are all natural. WHIMZEES chews freshens breath, promotes gum health, and cleans teeth. They can be used daily as a dental treat to promote oral health in your dog.
If you’re entertaining during the holidays, you’ll need some holiday decor. Your one stop shop for holiday decorating needs should be Christmas Central. They have a large selection of artificial Christmas trees, lights, home décor and holiday décor. We enjoy traditional Christmas decor and color palates.
I like to keep stress to a minimum during the holidays. Hopefully these tips will help make your holiday season a little bit easier and more enjoyable. Saving a few minutes here and there can be very important; it helps us to make time for all of the moments that matter the most: time with our family and friends.
Last Minute Holiday Entertaining Tips