This holiday season make all your festive get-togethers sparkle by using simple and innovative ways to entertain friends and family. Being creative with items you already own and a few extras will make your parties shine.

Jennifer Sbranti, co-founder and editor-in-chief of HostessWithTheMostess.com offers a few easy and clever tips to make your holiday celebrations sparkle.

Set a Festive Table

• Fill oversized, clear glass vases with colorful elements like fresh cranberries or white feathers for a modern, monochromatic centerpiece.

• White twinkle lights and candles are appropriate for any type of party theme and put your guests in a festive mood.

• When deciding on the menu, choose seasonal items, such as root vegetables, that are easily found in stores and at farmers markets in the fall and winter months to make great-tasting dishes.

Dress up Drinks

• Set a trend by offering a signature drink. Pick one that matches your party theme or colors. For holiday festivities, try a sparkling and refreshing Rize (recipe below). For non-alcoholic options — and to make an eye-catching centerpiece — try lining up colorful bottles of all-natural IZZE Sparkling Juices.

• Get creative with garnishes. Dip the rims of cocktail glasses in colorful sugars and complement the colors and flavors of a drink with fruit or holiday candy.

• For creative, simple and fun bar table decorations, line up martini glasses and fill them with multi-colored candies, small fruits and nuts.

For festive holiday beverage ideas, visit www.IZZE.com. (ARA)


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