Hosting Christmas 2017 – inspiration, tips, and recipes

 Christmas Tablescape

Christmas Tablescape


Christmas is practically here and I must say, I was NOT expecting this year to zoom by the way it did. Before you know it, it will be Houston Rodeo time again. (Not complaining about that either).

I’m assuming everyone has their home decorated and an idea as to what they are going to serve for the big day (Christmas). In some of my recent Instagram posts, I mentioned my love of desserts and setting up a nice tablescape to graze from.

 Christmas Dessert Kitchen Spread

Christmas Dessert Kitchen Spread


If you are like many of us that are still on the hunt for some Christmas inspo, decor ideas or recipes, check out the mini projects, tips and ideas I have below. Leave a comment on some of your tricks of the trade this holiday season.

If you have been keeping up with my social media, you noticed I posted a picture of (what I consider) a beautiful simple holiday dessert. The angel food cake got a little more “angelic” when I was through with it.

 Semi Home Made Angel Food Cake

Semi Home Made Angel Food Cake


After realizing that I may need some help this season (time management…geez) I knew I could count on my local grocers like Trader Joe’s, Kroger and HEB for some of their made fresh daily dessert goods. After scoping the selection, the simple angel food cake was an easy winner. It fits the taste buds of many and it can blend in with any season and decor.

As you can tell, I am very visual so not only was I expecting the dessert to be “on point”, I need the visual pleasure of dining on something pretty. Here comes the “semi homemade” part to “zhoosh” it up (that’s my 2018 word of the year…get use to it, ha!)

Adding fresh fruit and whipped cream really elevated the look of the dessert AND it gave it that extra texture, and flavor when indulging in a slice.

 Semi Homemade Angel Food Cake

Semi Homemade Angel Food Cake


My next go to trick are what I like to call Christmas Cups. Most would label these as parfaits