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'Tis the Season

'Tis for the season for holiday entertaining! Here are some fun and festive catering ideas for your next holiday-themed event. 


Snowman cheese ball from Stephanie Powell, S. Rosen's. Photo courtesy Patti Thomas, Retro Rye.

Elevate your buffet table by adding a few holiday-themed decor pieces, like these nutcrackers. Photo courtesy Sugar Pop Productions

For those who love watching footbal on Christmas day, consider this fruit salad served in football helmet carving. Photo courtesy National Watermelon Promotion Board

What's more perfect for a holiday soirée than pairing lamb with your favorites wines? Photo courtesy American Lamb Board

Personalize your hoto cocoa bars with adorable pre-packaged bags. Photo courtesy Sugar Pop Productions

If a cookie exchange is on the docket for this year’s holiday or you’re simply looking to upgrade your dessert table, take some tips from this stunning cookie exchange presentation. Add napkins, cookie bags for take-away, and recipe cards for sharing, and let your guests go to town. Photo courtesy California Milk Advisory Board

Think outside the box when it comes to holiday cookies my utilizing creative shapes and colors. Photo courtesy Mikkel Paige Photography

Tired of cookies? Consider festive dessert shooters. Photo courtesy General Mills Foodservice

A charcuterie spread featuring Boursin cheese and Aussie Select lamb charcuterie. Photo courtesy Bel Brands. 

Prefer your cheese hot? Festive fondue is always a great option! Photo courtesy General Mills Foodservice

A gingerbread housse was set up druing a holiday party at Providence Point in Pittsburgh, PA,. Photo courtesy Cura Hospitality

The ultimate in edible entertaining: a beautiful display of Real California Cheeses, salami, fruits and vegetables arranged with fragrant herbal garnishes in a display sure to impress family and friends. As a bonus, it creates less waste than a stand-alone floral bouquet (and there’s less to clean up!). Edible cheese arrangement designed by Jessica Lawrenz, Founder of Monger, Mold. Photo courtesy Milk Advisory Board 

Embrace the color of the season with this wintery green cocktail (The Virtue) from Chef Pierre Tumlin of The Dorian (San Francisco, CA) featuring greek yogurt, English cucumbers and Pisco Porton Acholado for a refreshing and cheerful addition to holiday celebrations. Photo courtesy California Milk Advisory Board

Red cocktails are always a crowd pleaser, like this Spiked Cheesecake Smoothie and this Citrus Ginger Mocktail. Photo courtesy General Mills Foodservice


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