I love this season of the year for entertaining, but I start to burn out quickly when I think of hosting fancy dinner parties! I love a nice dinner party once in a while, but casual get together’s are much more my thing! What about you?
When I think about a casual get together, even though they are casual, I like to have a plan or a theme. I feel like a better hostess when my house is (slightly) straightened and I have somethings to serve my guests!
I recently hosted a little holiday craft party in my home. With the holidays coming up, it’s the perfect time to get some friends together, chit-chat of course and make an ornament or two!
For these casual holiday gatherings, I usually serve a couple of apps and desserts to munch on while we are working. I LOVE my coffee and wine, but another option (one of my favs) is sweet tea. Now if you’re a Milo’s sweet tea drinker, you no the difference! I like a good amount of sweet, but I do worry about the amount of sugar I am consuming. Milo’s Sweet Tea is a perfect blend of sweet and zing without the heavy additives, colors or preservatives! Only natural ingredients and freshly brewed, so it’s a good for you beverage choice. It’s almost like a dessert in a glass! Yum! It’s easy to find at your local Wal-Mart, in the refrigerated juice aisle. Sweet tea will be a refreshing alternative to other drinks for your family holiday times.
You know we are all watching our weight so we can get into that holiday dress! To take care of that, Milo’s has three different varieties available for you to choose from; sweetened with Pure Cane Sugar, No Calorie and even unsweetened!
It’s an ideal beverage for a holiday meal, family Christmas party, holiday tea party, or friends night together.
For my get crafty party with friends, I simply added cut up apples, oranges, and cranberries along with a cinnamon stick to Milo’s Sweet Tea and warmed it in my crock pot.
Just serve it out of copper mule mugs and pair with a few fun apps and desserts and your hostess duties are done!!
Wow! No joke, so warm and comfy just like a winter evening at home!
Tips for Hosting a Holiday Craft Party
- Supplies such as markers, paint pens and colored pencils corralled in mason jars
- Hot glue gun station
- Various globe and wooden ornaments
- Scrapbook paper in seasonal colors and prints
- Ribbons, embellishments and buttons in little jars
- Glitters and fake snow
So grab some friends and get your craft on!! It’s a perfect way to spend a casual evening. Oh and hint, hint, you can even wear your pj pants! Shhh! No one will know.
Make sure to grab your sweet tea for any holiday events you have coming up because right now, you can buy 2 gallons of Milo’s Tea for just $5 on rollback at Wal-Mart while supplies last!
I know you are probably wondering about the crafts we made! I’ll be back in the near future for a part two of this post, sharing more about them with fun tutorials.