Join Us on Pinterest for Holiday Entertaining Ideas

With the holidays just around the corner, it’s time to start planning festivities. With hundreds of ideas and suggestions regarding holiday planning, organizing your plans can be a bit overwhelming. Fortunately, Pinterest not only provides inspiration for holiday entertaining, but also helps you keep your ideas organized. Billed as an “online pinboard,” the site allows users to collect, or “pin,” ideas from anywhere on the Internet.
Visit Hickory Farms on Pinterest and follow our boards to stay up-to-date on seasonal entertaining, gift ideas and more. You’ll find ideas for everything from holiday gift baskets and recipes to party inspiration and stocking stuffers. Here are a few of our favorite fall entertaining ideas for your next party.

Summer Sausage from Hickory Farms

Pasta salad is a great choice for holiday parties because it still tastes great at room temperature. To make a tried-and-true dish like pasta salad feel extra special, dress it up with the rich flavors of beef Summer Sausage and one of our delicious gourmet cheeses, like our Jalapeno and Cheddar Blend or Smoked Gouda.

fruit baskets from Hickory Farms

Nothing says fall like the classic combination of orchard fruits and cinnamon, so we love this idea for Warm Pear with Cinnamon Ricotta. As a bonus – it’s a healthy dessert that still tastes indulgent!

Gourmet gift baskets from Hickory Farms

The “Apple Pie Apple” recipe also looks delicious, and the creative presentation is sure to impress your guests. For best results, use high quality fruit, such as the Crown Comice Pears and Fuji Apples in our fruit baskets.

Gourmet sausage and cheese from Hickory Farms

Beef Summer Sausage from Hickory Farms

For last-minute celebrations or impromptu guests, it’s a good idea to have easy, delicious foods on standby. Our gourmet gift baskets are the perfect supplement when creating a last-minute holiday party menu. A selection of slice gourmet sausage and cheese with some specialty crackers and gourmet mustard makes a great spread that your guests will love. Add some gourmet nuts for a bit of crunch and one of our candy gift baskets or sweets and you’ve got an instant party!

Do you use Pinterest when planning holiday parties? Share your favorite ways to make holiday entertaining easier in the comments below, and be sure to follow Hickory Farms Pinterest boards!

Create Great Hostess Gifts with Gourmet Food Gifts from Our Mix & Match Promo!

host gifts from Hickory Farms

Spirit of the Season Wine Gift from Hickory Farms

The holidays are a time of togetherness with friends, family and community, and that means lots of social engagements! Whether it’s a dinner party, holiday open house or another festive event, don’t forget to show your appreciation with a host or hostess gift.

When it comes to choosing a great holiday host gift, you can’t go wrong with wine and cheese baskets. Wine gifts are a thoughtful way to thank the host, especially when combined with gourmet cheese or nuts. At Hickory Farms, we have a wide variety of wine gift baskets available to fit any taste, from fall-themed wine gift baskets to options with traditional Hickory Farms items.

holiday hostess gifts from Hickory Farms

Make custom holiday gifts.

Martha Stewart has some great ideas for hostess gifts as well, like the one shown above. Just arrange a jar of specialty preserves with a pretty tea towel and a small cutting board, and then tie a ribbon around it. Or, for a convenient alternative, try our Orchard Preserves Sampler.

Beef Summer Sausage from Hickory Farms

Beef Summer Sausage from Hickory Farms

You could also use a cutting board as the base for a custom gift, adding gourmet meats and cheeses, sweet hot mustard, and other gourmet food gifts. Tie a decorative knife and spreader to the cutting board with ribbon, and you’ve got a great host gift. Not only is this idea charming and easy, but right now we’re doing our Mix, Match & Save promotion!

Throughout November, buy two and save $1 on our featured items, plus save an additional $1 for each added item! This amazing deal includes our classic Summer Sausage, gourmet cheese bars, holiday cheese balls and cheese spreads, bagged candies, gourmet mustards, peanut brittle, and meat snacks. All items under $10 are included, so you can pick up plenty of pantry essentials for holiday gifts, and get yourself some of your favorites as well.
What is the best host or hostess gift you’ve ever received at a holiday party? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below, and be sure to visit Hickory Farms to get your holiday shopping done early!

Give Thanks with Military Gifts and Honeygold Ham

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it, so the time is now to plan your menu and reflect on what you’re thankful for this year. Family is important to many and often means creating a holiday feast as a labor of love.
military gifts from Hickory FarmsWe have a wide selection of military gifts that will be a welcome surprise to a deployed soldier. Whether you have a family member deployed overseas or want to put a smile on a soldier’s face, check out our summer sausage, gourmet cheese, dried fruit and gourmet nut gifts. To help spread holiday cheer to men and women in uniform, Hickory Farms offers free shipping to APO and FPO addresses. We are also proud to work with Operation Gratitude to send military gifts to our troops abroad and to veterans here at home.

home for the holidays from Hickory FarmsDon’t forget that behind our soldiers are families who love and miss them. If you know a military family who is missing their deployed loved one this holiday season, consider showing your support through a holiday gift basket. Hickory Farms holiday gift baskets, full of gourmet sausage and cheese, nuts, fruit, and other tempting treats, are the perfect way to warm hearts this holiday season.
What are you thankful for this year? Share your thoughts with us in the comments or on the Hickory Farms Facebook page.