The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year since it’s when many of my annual traditions come to life. Reuniting with friends and gathering around to catch up about the year has always been something I look forward to as we all gear up for the next one! The other best thing is my annual tradition of a holiday gift exchange! I love rounding up a few friends during this time to participate in a fun, mysterious gift exchange. And it never fails that the excitement, laughter, delectable foods, and amazing company are all unparalleled.
The perfect cocktails for all the holiday cheers!
Each year has its unique attributes, but this year was extra special because I hosted the gift exchange party in my brand new home. And of course, no party is ever complete without tasty drinks… But thanks to an earlier party I threw over the summer, some of the same faces demanded more Stella Artois Cidre.
I can see why because the Cidre has a way of catering to everyone’s taste buds whether you’re a beer, wine, or cocktail drinker. I was even able to whip up a luscious cocktail with the Cidre that complemented the snacks and desserts on hand.
Gifts, food, and drinks are always a wonderful way of bringing people together, but we all know that it’s the entire experience that makes something memorable.
I wanted to make this year’s gift exchange tradition feel special and personal by being the best host I can be - and making my guests feel as welcomed and comfortable as possible. So, I invested much time into preparing, from wrapping gifts, decorating my tree, and pulling plates together.
A cozy environment with a great menu
would allow the unfamiliar faces to connect organically with one another while sipping on delicious drinks.
And I couldn’t be grateful enough for my stash of Stella Artois Cidre as it helped put everyone at ease while I ran to and from the kitchen throughout the night.
In good company, warm, cheerful, all huddled around the bright tree and toasty fireplace...
By the time we opened gifts, everyone looked warm and cheerful huddled around my bright tree and toasty fireplace. There is truly no better feeling than knowing I brought people together and made happy memories. It just reinforces why I love holidays so much – and why I need to keep my intimate tradition of a holiday gift exchange going! After this year – I’m pretty sure that Stella Artois has also found a place in my tradition as well.
I hope your holidays are filled with as much love and laughter as mine!Stella Artois