Kris Kringle’s Hot Buttered Rum & Red Velvet Bites!

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A lot of readers ask what type of treats I love to give to friends over the holidays. They are looking for easy, delicious recipes that are perfect to give away. Check out some bite size Christmas treats here as well as some easy recipes here. For another idea, I took a few pictures of the RED VELVET CHEESECAKE BITES I gave away to my friends this year! Pair these with a hot buttered rum recipe for a delicious seasonal treat!

Christmas Cheer for Your Co-Workers

Simple gifts for your co-workers can be inexpensive, but yet thoughtful.

For me and many others, my work family is as much a part of my life as my real family, but adding another 27 people to my Christmas list can get quite costly. Since I have been on a baking bonanza for the last 3 weeks I decided to put together some bite-size treats for my co-workers. Working with materials I already had on hand,

“Buddy the Elf” Holiday Brunch!

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Creative holiday parties just make our day so this “Buddy the ELF” themed holiday brunch just took the cake! Elf is one of my absolute favorite holiday movies, and I think it’s such a cute idea to design a party all around your fave holiday movie! That’s exactly what Dina Hafez-Suggs of Deliciously Darling Events did for her friends!

Spreading Real Cheer through Holiday Decorating!

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Now I’d love to know, how do YOU spread real cheer with your holiday decorating? Show me with your photos! Click “Add me” in the Cheer Tree below to upload your holiday decorating photos and share them with your Twitter followers and Facebook friends. Be sure to click on “Special Offers” to unwrap the hidden coupons and deals exclusively from Sears.

Mimosas and Mistletoe Tasting Party

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What a chic and fun spin on a holiday party!  Tanya Martinez from Save the Date for Cupcakes put together this swanky little bash for a few of her close friends. I love the idea of offering several small bites of fun foods, it allows your guests to have a little taste of everything!  Plus, not only does it look great, it makes for easy entertaining, too!

Are you a Frost Bite or a Meet Me At The Mist-letoe?

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This time of year, there is certainly no shortage of delicious cookie and Christmas treat recipes floating around the web. So I’m excited to share a few recipes for COCKTAILS & MOCKTAILS so your party has some super sweet sips too! Sierra Mist Mixologists (I think I’d like that job title!) have shared some of their fabulous cocktail and mocktail recipes with us today!

{Freebie} “Snow Day” Drinks + Treats Gift Set

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Today’s homemade DIY gift idea is a set of three hot drinks and sweet treats, perfectly paired for snuggling up in front of a cozy fire. These gift sets are so simple to make (even the marshmallows!), but look impressive and taste great.