The holiday season is a time for giving and gathering together. In the spirit of spreading joy and cheer, here is Creo’s Top 10 list for the best of holiday hosting and gifting ideas!
Create a fun theme: When planning a holiday party (at home or the office), think outside the box with a creative theme! From time periods and classic literature to goal-oriented themes like a murder mystery, give your guests a truly memorable night with a fun, interactive theme.
Events that give back: This holiday season, bring the joy of giving into your gatherings. Instead of buying gifts for each other, invite everyone to bring a toy or food to give to families in need. Or put a twist on the classic “white elephant” game with an auction where everyone bids for the best gift and gives the money to a local charity.
A box full of truffles: Give the delicious gift of variety to all of the chocolate lovers on your list this year. Beautifully packaged with plenty of unique and traditional flavors to choose from, Creo’s truffle boxes make it easy to impress.
Unwrap an experience: If you’re stumped on what to get someone on your list, why not treat them to an experience? Think about their interests and plan a fun outing, a food/drink tour, or a day of pampering. And don’t forget about Creo’s Make-a-Bar tours for a chocolate-y activity!
Make photos pop: When the festivities have begun, give your friends and family the perfect backdrop for pictures with an easy DIY. Pick your favorite holiday wrapping paper, hang the dowel with string and Command™ Strips, and clip the paper in place. Holiday photos will never be the same!
Easy shopping: Unless you plan in advance, picking gifts for all the people on your list can be overwhelming. Don’t stress though: Creo has something for everyone, and our convenient gift lists will have you answering to “Santa” before you know it.
Hot cocoa for all: Up your hosting game this holiday season with a hot chocolate station. Break out the marshmallows, candy canes, spices, and whipped cream, and let your guests create their own perfect hot chocolate. And for an unforgettable hot chocolate base, use Creo’s sipping chocolates—Midnight Truffle, Minty Dark, or Mayan Spice. Here’s an easy (and delicious) recipe:
Whisk together 1/2 cup of heavy cream and 4 tablespoons (per serving, multiply accordingly) of Creo sipping chocolate grounds over medium-high heat until hot, but not boiling. Gradually stir in whole milk until it’s a perfectly drinkable consistency. Use a thermos to keep it warm all party long!
Party favors: Give your guests something to remember your holiday soiree, with sweet party favors. Incorporate favors into your table decor with chocolate or cookies on each place setting, gift mason jars filled with hot cocoa ingredients, or tie small treats to the tree and have guests pick one before leaving.
Gifting outside of the box: Don’t underestimate the joy a certificate or gift card can provide for loved ones who prefer to choose their own presents—or the ones who are impossible to buy for.
Signature cocktail or mocktail: This year, delight your guests with a signature drink. Deliver a winter-inspired cocktail like a hot-toddy punch or tie it into your theme for even more fun. The possibilities are endless, but one thing’s for sure: you’ll be the host with the most.
We hope these ideas have inspired you! And when you’re hosting an unforgettable holiday party this year, be sure to tag Creo Chocolate at @creochocolate on Instagram and Creo Chocolate on Facebook and LinkedIn.