Tag: christmas party

Have a Cup of Cheer – Beverage Center

A few years ago, I grouped our Christmas mugs, and hot cocoa fixings to create a little beverage center on one shelf of the Hoosier. We liked it so well that we’ve done it every year since then. Our guests can help themselves, and we simply replenish the supplies throughout the season.

I painted the sign on a scrap board leftover from another project.

We like to offer a selection of chocolate, marshmallows and peppermint candies for flavoring drinks.

This short string of lights is meant to surround a computer monitor, but it’s the perfect length for framing the beverage center. We’ve got it plugged into an adapter and timer.

This little snowman mug is a favorite gift from my mother-in-law.

Keep a supply of spoons nearby for mixing cocoa, and stirring honey into tea.

My sister (who knows me all too well!) gave me this sign, and I love it. It’s a good reminder this time of year!

This little tractor is one of my husband’s childhood toys. It is on display somewhere in the house throughout the year. Apparently, we had a bumper crop of peppermint!

Merry Christmas from Arthurized Home!

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Antipasto Christmas Wreath

Now, this is my kind of wreath-making! Quick, easy and no tromping through the woods to gather materials. Plus, this wreath is delicious! It’s elegant in its presentation, but very simple to create.

To make your own antipasto wreath, you will need:

  • A large, round serving tray or platter. For reference, my tray is 14″ in diameter. This wood tray is lovely and large.
  • Fresh rosemary, cut into approximately 6″ lengths. The rosemary imparts a subtle, woodsy flavor to the appetizer.
  • Tasty baubles of your choosing. I used mozzarella pearls, grape tomatoes, green and kalamata olives. Cheese cubes, salami rounds and quartered artichoke hearts would be delicious as well.

Begin creating the wreath base by laying the rosemary in a circle. I worked counter-clockwise keeping the cut ends to the right. The raised edge of the platter helps to hold the shape of the wreath. Continue adding rosemary until you’re happy with the thickness of the base.

A few short rosemary stems pointing into the center of the wreath add rustic texture.

Next add the mozzarella pearls. I like to imagine they are ribbons encircling the wreath.

Nestle grape tomatoes into the wreath between the mozzarella pearls.

Then add green and kalamata olives.

Don’t do what I did, and accidentally buy olives with pits in them. Oops! Parties are awkward enough without attempting to (gracefully) spit a pit out.

Refresh the wreath as needed during your party.

No rosemary? Don’t enjoy olives? (Mr. Arthurized Home raises hand) Try a caprese twist on the wreath, arrange basil leaves to form the wreath base, and decorate with mozzarella pearls and grape tomatoes. Sprinkle a generous chiffonade of basil leaves on top. Drizzle the wreath with balsamic reduction or serve it on the side.

May all your Christmas parties be fantastic! Merry Christmas!

Disclosure: In addition to occasional sponsored posts, Arthurized Home uses clickable affiliate links. That means that I may receive a small commission from sales at no extra charge to you. As always, my opinion is 100% my own, and I only recommend things that I truly love or use myself. Thank you for patronizing the brands that support Arthurized Home!

Copyright 2019-2020 © Arthurized Home – All Rights Reserved. This post is the original content of Arthurized Home. If you’re reading this on another site, it’s unArthurized.