Kathryn Here!

Entertaining during the holidays is a fact of life. Whether is a small gathering of friends and family or a large fête for the whole neighborhood, you will have your work cut out for you. To make it a less stressful for you, we’ve curated a few easy-to-duplicate ideas for winter wonderland holiday entertaining.

Snow globes are one of the most symbolic holiday items right behind santa and mistletoe, so what a better centerpiece than a DIY snow globe that can double as a favor for each one of your guests?!


These step by step instructions can be found on Ziplock!


For a waterless option, take a peek DIY snow globes from Sweet Something Design.

Picking an overall theme, in this case winter wonderland, will help you avoid having a random assortment of holiday decor. We like to keep it all cohesive. The examples below are affordable and actually very easily replicated examples of some fabulous winter wonderland decor done right!


This stunning baby’s breath centerpiece was found Pinterest.


More handmade paper snowflake details from this pretty little winter wonderland party on Anders Ruff.

For deserts, try just about anything white! From white chocolate covered pretzels, yogurt covered raisins to fluffy white cake covered in cream cheese icing – are you hungry yet?! The options for easy holiday deserts are endless. If you already own neutral serving pieces like a glass cake stand, white trays, silver platters, or mercury glass anything – event better. Use it to make your winter wonderland come to life.

Additional (and simple) ideas for winter wonderland desserts:

  • Vanilla cheesecake: Try spindling some white or silver sprinkles on top for added effect.
  • White chocolate covered marshmallow pops
  • Vanilla cake with cream cheese icing topped with edible silver glitter
  • Powered sugar donut holes
  • Just about anything topped a la mode – ice cream makes everything better!

Goodies above found on Style Sweet CA, Wed Me Pretty, A Blissful Nest, Lark Crafts, Hosting Essence and Simply Sweets.

No party would be complete without a festive cocktail and we have found a few that will be perfect for your holiday party. If you don’t have time to whip up something just grab a bottle (or two, or three) of champagne and throw in a piece of clear rock candy and you’ve got a perfect holiday drink!


This fab candy champagne flute was found on Style Me Pretty.

Winter wonderland holiday drink inspiration above from on Shape, One Fine Cookie, Babble, and Gourmet Traveler.