Have A Very Elegant Christmas

When I think of Christmas….a few things comes to mind… family,gifts and of course entertaining! Christmas is a time for good times with good company…..I  have so many memories of when I was a child, my whole family would come over eat dinner , play games and just have plan fun! Well now that I am older I find my self doing the same things my mother did …..making menus and shopping list weeks before , making countless trips to the store and covering every room of my home with Christmas decor. This year I am trading in the big party for something more intimate. This year my husband and I are having a ” Elegant Christmas” and here’s how…..
Every table needs a centerpiece … We’ll in this case three! When creating a centerpiece I have two pieces of advice think about it and reuse items that you already have . My husband tells me that I buy so much stuff and only use it once..so for this piece I looked in my closet and pulled out these beauties! 

I used trifle bowls to hold red and silver ornaments and at the center of it all a perfect silver and red tree! 
Ice water …..I love using different shaped ice molds…..and as an added touch I added pomegranate seeds to the water before freezing!

Mmmmm…..martini …for a festive holiday cocktail make Pomtinis!!!!!! 
2 oz citrus vodka
1/2 ozfresh lemon juice
1/4 ozfresh pomegranate juice
1 oz simple syrup

Shake all ingredients well with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Add a dash of rose water if available. Garnish with flamed orange peel, and serve. 
Mmmmm…Delish!!!!
Set your table…..normally for Christmas we do a big buffet …but this year we decided to have an elegant sit down dinner. We used a silver charger, with a classic white plate ,red festive napkin and all dressed up with a silver coated snowflake.

No matter the plans whether they are big or small…we wish you a very Elegant Christmas!!!!
        #living2plan

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