This month I was honored to work with my friend, Scottie, to throw a Cookies & Cocktails Party to benefit her son’s school. For this event, the guests were invited to bring two dozen of their favorite Christmas Cookies along with the recipe to share. We noshed on small bites, enjoyed cocktails and at the end of the evening everyone went home with a box full of assorted cookies.
To make things festive we used a red tartan table runner on the Cookie Table.
To get the party started we served three Cocktails. My friend Lauren, of CreatifDesigns4You, helped me create custom recipe cards which the guests could take home. These recipes are available for you to download at the bottom of this post.
Wooden signs were placed in front of each drink.
The first drink was a warm Wassail. We served it in a crockpot garnished with oranges and cinnamon sticks.
The second drink was a Cranberry Orange Margarita served in a large punch bowl.
And the final drink was a fun green cocktail called The Elf. It uses Midori and Champagne garnished with cranberries or limes. I demonstrated how to make it and then let guests make their own.
For food we served a large charcuterie tray full of a variety of different kinds of fruits, meats, cheeses and crackers to nibble on throughout the evening. Who doesn’t love charcuterie?
We also served some Cranberry Goat Cheese Crostini and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Bites. The recipes are provided at the end of this post.
It was so fun to see all the different cookies and even better to take them home.
We provided the guests with these boxes and some parchment paper to fill them up.
And to end the evening we sent the guests off with cookie cutter favors.
This party was so much fun and a great way to kick off the holiday season.
Download the Drink Recipes Here:
And here are the food recipes~Enjoy!
Cranberry Goat Cheese Crostini
12 oz bag of Cranberries
- Empty a 12-ounce bag of fresh cranberries into a saucepan.
- Add 1 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons water to the pan and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves and the cranberries are soft, about 10 minutes.
- Increase the heat to medium and cook until the cranberries burst, about 12 minutes. Note: This can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator.
- Slice the baguette and toast at 400 degrees for 7-10 minutes.
- Spread some goat cheese on each slice and top with some cranberry relish
- Top with a sprig of basil and serve.
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Bites
Jar of Roasted Red Pepper finely chopped
Cucumber finely chopped
Mini Fillo Shells
- Thaw the mini fillo shells.
- Add a teaspoon of hummus.
- Top with roasted red pepper and cucumber.
- Sprinkle with feta cheese and serve.
Photography by: S.Wolfe Photography