When you live away from home, your friends become your family. Reason why, even though everyone is spending the actual Thanksgiving with family, we wanted to do a dinner together, celebrate, and feel thankful. I love hosting parties and having people over at our place...reason why I was excited to partner with Stella Artois again this Holiday season and treat my friends to dinner and drinks.
The party planning process started with the decorations. To get in the Holiday mood; my husband, my cousin (who is living with us at the moment) and I took out the Christmas decoration and spent the day putting garlands everywhere around the house. We also took out our small Christmas tree (hey, I wish I had the space for an actual, and huge, tree). After that, I was so inspired I got little wreath pieces for the plates, gold silverware, and paper Christmas trees as name tags for the dinner table. Then it was time to cook, I'm not the best cook or baker- but my cousin and I baked the most delicious gingerbread cookies and decorated them too.
The drink star of the night: Stella Artois. I always have Stella Artois beer at home and it's always a hit, especially with the guys. But to take this dinner/party to the next level, I was excited to try their new Cidre- it's sophisticated, dry, not to sweet, delicious, perfect for the gals... someone has a new favorite (hint: me!).
Are you hosting a party this Holiday season? I hope this inspires you treat your friends and have them over...because life is too short to not celebrate every second of it! Cheers!