Hosting a tree decorating party is a fun way to get friends together without too much stress this season. I love the idea of having my favorite group of people over to make decorations for their own Christmas trees, that way everyone can feel like they are checking something off their list even as we mingle and eat. I’ve teamed up with Pagoda today to share a few of my favorite Christmas tree decorations for the season and a sampling of what has quickly become my favorite appetizers to serve at holiday gatherings.
The Party Tree
Who needs fancy ornaments when you can fill your tree with extra large paper garland and balloons!?! Eeeep. I like to call this one the party tree and I love it so much.
To create the look with a crafty touch; leave out pre-cut paper strips and a stapler. Guests can combine paper as they chat and everyone can go home with their own version of paper chain garland for this year’s Christmas tree.
The Floral Tree
For a different approach – placing dyed florals on the tree makes it look enchanting.
To create a craft option for this tree look; leave out buckets of faux floral daisies and a few bowls of dye for guests to dip their own floral tips. A couple extra vases sitting around will hold the dyed flowers as they dry. Your friends will be thrilled to take home their own version of this super pretty look.
Serving a good snack is always a priority for our gatherings. A spread of Pagoda’s appetizers is an easy win for any holiday gathering. I often think of ordering take-out for parties, but that can get crazy expensive, FAST! Instead we popped the Pagoda Pork Egg Rolls and the Crab Rangoons in the oven for about 20 minutes and the table was set. The snacks came out of the oven nice and crispy and we gobbled them up shortly after this photo was taken. They feature premium meats and fresh cut vegetables delivered, and are the perfect stress-free appetizers to serve at any gathering.
The post is done in partnership with Pagoda, all of our take-out favorites, from egg rolls to pot stickers, all made with fresh and better-for-you ingredients.