Simple Solutions Diva’s Tips For

A Simple Holiday Party:


For easy invitations, try using the website, where you can customize one of their great designs and import email addresses to send out invites electronically! Good for you AND the environment!

A Champagne Bar is easy to do! Offer a variety of add-ins for your champagne, like cranberry, peach, pomegranate juices, strawberries and pomegranate seeds.  For Champagne, I served Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut, recommended by the wine expert at World Market. With a price point under $7.00, I was a bit wary.   I was extremely surprised by how wonderful the champagne tasted! It was rated by Wine & Spirits Magazine as the Value Brand Of The Year for 2013 (3rd year in a row!).

Desserts are so simple! Use a combination of store-bought and homemade desserts. Items on my dessert table included:

  • A tasting plate of flavored dark chocolates – Chipotle Chili, Pomegranate and Strawberries & Champagne.
  • Ginger Crisp cookies and Chocolate Lace cookies from World Market.
  • Two beautifully decorated mini cakes from Publix Supermarket.
  • Store-bought Chocolate Truffles
  • Homemade Coconut Macaroons – Wonderfully easy recipe from JoansFoodWanderings Blog.
  • Homemade Peppermint Bark – Here is my recipe for peppermint bark.
  • Store-bought Chocolate Truffles
  • Homemade Candied Pecans – This recipe was so simple! I made them in the crockpot! You can find the recipe Here!
  • A Cheese Plate featuring Manchego, Triple Cream Brie, and Boursin Cheese.
  • A Fruit Plate
  • The big hit on the dessert table was the Toasted S’mores Bar, from the website by South Florida Chef,  Ron Lock.


Have a wonderful holiday!


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