Looking to host a holiday gathering but feeling overwhelmed? Fear not! We're here to lend a hand. Get ready to add a touch of buzz-worthy excitement to your home with our top picks for bee-inspired snacks and gifts. Whether it's a grand dinner affair or a cozy girls' night in, we've got you covered for quick and fabulous party prep, even if time is of the essence.
Getting Ready for Guests
Setting the right ambiance is key to creating a warm and inviting atmosphere. Bid farewell to tired holiday decor, dim lighting, and anything less than festive aromas wafting from the kitchen. Clear your space and give everything a fresh update before your guests arrive. Enhance the scene with a gorgeous winter centerpiece and the soft glow of hand-poured candles from our Home Fragrance collection. Pick one or two scents from our collection and about an hour before guests arrive, fill the room with your signature holiday scent. Our favorites are Winter Forest and this Luxe Candle emits a spot-on double espresso coffee scent for your guests.
Get Into the Spirit
If you're interested in creating a signature drink to hand to your guests as they arrive, there are so many options! For serious libation, wrap up your party planning with a honey and bourbon cocktail. Perfect for Christmas parties and your New Year's bash, you'll play bartender all night with any of our favorite Eastern Shore cocktails. If you're old school, our cinnamon topped and dairy free eggnog is an oldie with a new twist and a goodie! An Eastern Shore Hot Toddy will warm up your guests if it's cold outside. Speaking of warm drinks, mulled wine also works great as a signature drink and ours is a proven crowd pleaser! Cocktails made with tea are current, try this earl grey tea cocktail one made with our Raven Tea.
Or if you prefer not to serve your guests alcohol, why not warm their hearts with a pot of our delightful blended teas? Whether they opt for the soothing notes of Raven Tea or this delicious seasonal Cider+Spice Tea, a steaming cup will banish the winter chill and warm the heart! And for that perfect touch of sweetness, add a spoonful of our Eastern Shore Honey or serve up an entertaining block of Raw Honeycomb, proudly produced in the USA!
If it's a ladies' night, treat your girlfriends to a spa night with one of our rejuvenating Dry Masks for face or a turn the bathroom into home spa with any of our lovely Bath & Body Goods. These wonders will revitalize dull skin, leaving fresh and radiant skin. Why not kick off the evening with a glass of wine alongside these treatments for the ultimate indulgence?
Treats to Make Holiday Party Entertaining Easier
And when it comes to creative charcuterie ideas, we've got your back! No need to fuss and rush around the kitchen as guests start to arrive. These simple and crowd-pleasing recipes will keep your friends happy, allowing you more time to enjoy the festivities.
These Soft Pretzel Bites are yummy and easy to make in large batches. And, they're so easy to customize-sprinkle with grated cheese, add diced jalapeño peppers or pimentos to the dough, or swirl in cinnamon.
This Spicy Nut Mix takes just a few steps to cook up, and are great for leaving in bowls around your space. They pair well with a little drizzle of honey-a perfect sweet and spicy finger food.
Easy and so yummy, our Honey Glazed Bacon Wrapped Shrimp is a great way to kick off your holiday meals. Make a bunch, because they'll go quickly!
Potato Latkes are a traditional dish for Hanukah-but they're great for any winter festivity! Sweet and savory, you can add your favorite toppings and sauces to really make them shine.
Want something sweet to go along with all of these savory party foods? Our friend Marly has made plenty of festive pumpkin sweets that would be great on your holiday table-check out these adorable pumpkin donuts! Or you could always plan with a beautiful array of holiday cookies. Nothing is more fun than getting into the kitchen and making and decorating cookies for your friends, colleagues, and family. I know I used to do this every year but now, I make them all with honey!
Are you in search of the perfect Holiday gifts?
You can shop our site and put together the perfect gift set for your friends and family, or if you're short on time, grab gifts that we've curated on your behalf. We have created a delightful collection of holiday gifts that are guaranteed to please everyone on your list.
Check out our incredible offerings:
1. Gifts under $50: You don't have to break the bank to find something special.
2. Gifts for Him: Show the men in your life some love with our handpicked selection.
3. Gifts for Her: Treat the ladies to something truly extraordinary.
4. Winter Holiday Gifts: Embrace the spirit of the season with these festive presents.
5. Gifts for College Students: Help them thrive with gifts they'll truly appreciate.
6. Gifts that WOW: Indulge someone special with our luxurious and exclusive offerings.
7. Gifts for Tea Lovers: For those who savor every sip, discover our exquisite tea-themed gifts.
8. Spa Gifts: Pamper your loved ones with these relaxing and rejuvenating treats.
Don't miss out on finding the perfect gifts to make this holiday season truly unforgettable!
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