A Holiday Happy Hour

Looking for an easy way to gather those near and dear this season? Check out our tips for a simple holiday happy hour!
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Looking for an easy way to gather those near and dear this season? Check out our tips for a simple holiday happy hour!
Styling by Yvonne Gulsrud

Styling by Yvonne Gulsrud

When it comes to celebrating the season, we lean towards the no-muss, no-fuss variety and tend to favor small, personal gatherings to grand parties (though we understand the appeal and appreciate the effort!). 

This year we decided to invite a few friends and neighbors over for a holiday-themed happy hour.  

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Finger foods and sweet treats combined with party punch and popcorn served as the backdrop for a simple, early evening affair. The adults mingled while the kids watched holiday movies by the fire and gobbled down cookies. 

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The best part? We threw this together in three steps (minus the cleaning, of course):

1. Quick and simple snacks! For this we made rosemary truffle marcona almonds and herb popcorn, then purchased tangerines, olives, cookies from our favorite bakery and a yummy little cake. 

2. This year we kept it simple and sourced all our celebratory and cozy home goods from Walmart.com. We were pleasantly surprised to find a selection of stylish, affordable options for both tabletop and holiday decor on the site. (Like this, these and this!)

3. Beverages for all! We stuck with milk for the youngsters and a festive punch for the adults - anything beyond that was of the BYOB variety. 

The ease of this event has made it of  a tradition we will repeat for years to come - we'd love to know, what are your tips for an affordable, low-key holiday celebration? Share your decor and hosting tricks at #AffordableStyle!

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