This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of NABISCO Cookies and Crackers. All opinions are 100% mine.
NABISCO has a Bring Home The Holidays With The NABISCO Party Planner hub full of sweet and savory recipes that use some of their products like OREO Cookies, RITZ Crackers, NILLA Wafers - oh and the best part? All of their recipes are so simple that you can make them in just three simple steps!
These are all brand new recipes that NABISCO created just for the 2015 holiday season, right in time for Christmas! As though that wasn’t awesome enough during the busy holiday season, NABISCO is also offering great coupon savings exclusively at Publix!
Now, as I said, all of the recipes on the NABISCO Ultimate Party Planner hub has recipes that can be made in 3 easy steps...like these NILLA Jamwiches! Angeline absolutely loves NILLA wafers, so I was really excited to create a little twist on her favorite cookie that didn't involve bananas.
Y'all know what I'm talking about...I love me some banana pudding, but Angeline isn't such a fan. But NILLA wafers, chocolate and sprinkles? What?! Yep, these were a big hit!
Easy Ways to Decorate Your Home for a Holiday Party
I use to collect Christmas decor year-round. If I saw a pretty tablecloth on sale, I bought it. When I stumbled across a nutcracker in the clearance aisle in March for $2.99, I bought it. Over the years, I managed to grow quite a large stock of holiday supplies with everything ranging from tablecloths and cloth napkins, serving platters, accent decor, dishware - you name it, I probably have it in a storage bin in my shed. I threw holiday parties quite often and I wanted to be prepared!
Setting the Table for a Holiday Party
Now, you don't have to spend years rummaging through sales racks to prepare for your holiday party - just invest in the basics and set your table appropriately for the season. Buy a few seasonal plates, cups, cute straws and pretty tablecloths and cloth napkins - they don't even need to match. Shabby chic totally works during the holidays! I love little seasonal appetizer and dessert plates that you can get cheap at the dollar stores - they're perfect for buffet-style holiday parties and passing around treats like the NILLA sandwiches.
And please, do NOT forget to use fresh flowers throughout the house, but especially at your table! If you don't have time - or have a black thumb - use a nice holiday centerpiece, but there must be a main focus to your holiday table.
Add Decorative Holiday Accents Throughout the House
I use to go all out decorating the house for Christmas. I made my own garlands, I covered every inch of the house in snowmen...it was fun but it was definitely a hassle taking it all down in January! Now that it's just me and Angeline and I'm not entertaining as much as I did in previous years due to my heavy travel schedule, I just add decorative accents throughout the house. It still feels like Christmas, but with much less headache!
Get Personal With Your Holiday Decor
Generic holiday decor is fun and of course everyone appreciates it, but adding personalized touches serves two purposes: it makes your party guests feel more connected to you AND these items can become family heirlooms.
If you follow these tips and use recipes from the NABISCO Party Planner, you’ll have a great holiday party and your guests will be raving about it all year!