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Seen On Pinterest: Ho-Ho Holiday Party Eats & Edible Gifts

Welcome to the first installment of “Seen on Pinterest,” a bi-monthly roundup of our favorite pins and posts from around the interwebs. We’re happy pinners here at TDS, and there’s no better time to start a new series full of pretty pictures than the time of year when your newsfeed is filled to the brim with holiday toys and treats.

One of our favorite trends in recent years is to eschew gift giving among our group of friends and opt for a holiday activity together—an edible items swap, a jingle run, or a big group dinner at somewhere fun and designed for sharing. After all, the holidays are meant for togetherness.

So in that sprit, our first column highlights great goodies to gift or greet guests with at your next holiday soiree. From savory to sweet to spirits, there’s something here for everyone on your list.

Perfect Party

On a snowy day like it has been today, we can’t imagine anything sweeter than cozying up at an Ultimate Hot Chocolate Party. This party featured a delightful array of chocolate and cookie treats, but a hot chocolate bar (find a whole board of inspiration here) is a simple addition to any winter soiree.

Boozy Bits

Holiday parties mean cocktails galore. Be the best guest at the party by bringing a house made or infused specialty drink as a hostess gift. We made our own limoncello (an Italian liqueur made from lemons) this year, and it was a huge hit. But you could also try spiced caramel bacon bourbon, lemon, pineapple and rosemary-infused tequila, or getting the holiday spirit with cranberry vanilla vodka.

Cookie Swap

It’s hard to say no to a prettily-packaged tin of homemade treats, whether you’re swapping them or gifting the goodies as a standalone present. You can buy pretty favor boxes at a local craft store or order online. Here are a few of our favorites that stand up well during a bit of transport:

(And don’t forget all of the holiday treats that Melynn has been sharing here, here, and here.)

Need more inspiration? Check out some of our favorite holiday cookie boards here, here and here.

Looks Almost Good Enough To Eat

Don’t want to make treats that would expand the waistline? Go for all-natural gift items made from food products instead. Try these:

 

What about you, readers? What are you pinning and eating (or cooking) this holiday season? Leave your favorite Pinterest recipes, crafts, and DIY gift ideas below for all to enjoy, and be sure to follow TDS Telecom on Pinterest too!  

About McLean Robbins

McLean Rob­bins is a Wash­ing­ton, D.C.-based lux­ury lifestyle writer spe­cial­iz­ing in travel, spas, and wed­dings. She writes reg­u­larly for the Travel Channel, Forbes Travel Guide, The Wash­ing­ton­ian, AOL, Robb Report, Pursuitist, and many more. Fol­low her on Twit­ter: @McLeanRobbins and on Google +

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