I love the magazine Real Simple, so of course I went right to www.realsimple.com for some quick holiday entertaining ideas!
Great idea for a kid's cookie decorating Party!
Winter fruits add so much color and texture
Or use the red and green wrapped kisses for more color!
In the south, you can find a Magnolia tree on practically every corner. Your neighbor would be glad to provide you with such a holiday staple!
Pinecones are also easy to find and make a perfect RUSTIC centerpiece
Pumpkins are on sale in November! Cut off the top, scoop some of the insides out, and put a jar with water inside....
Now, on to FOOD--- the good part! MarthaStewart.com always has fun, different, and EASY recipes...
I love Shrimp Cocktail because its so simple and easy to eat at a party. Most people are trying to eat healthy around the holidays too!
A great idea for a small party-- set out by the bar and your Spicy Pecans will for sure be a hit!!
Stuffed Mushrooms are one of my favorites-- and especially these, made with goat cheese!
This Lemon-Thyme dip is a perfect match to your favorite veggies!
A hot bake Brie cheese spread with candied pecans is a perfect appetizer on a cold December night.
And last, but certainly not least, Goat cheese and Sun-dried tomato Crostinis....DELICIOUS!
Looking forward to the parties!!