Host a Classic Christmas Party for Family & Friends

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One of the most important parts of the holiday season is sharing your family traditions with your children. Pass on beautiful memories by hosting a classic Christmas party for friends and family with Hickory Farms and these tips. Holiday Traditions Although Christmas celebrations began around 336 A.D., the holiday really took off in the 1800s when it became a treasured family holiday. From these historic roots, classic pieces of the ancient celebration, such as Christmas greenery, Saint Nick, the tradition of gift giving, and mistletoe kissing, emerged. To keep your party grounded in tradition, be sure to incorporate a few of these classic elements. Preparing Your Home Christmas decor instantly makes your home warm and welcoming. Make sure that your friends and family really feel the holiday spirit by sprinkling your home with green and red accents. Try throwing a red gingham blanket over your sofa and draping your mantle in garland. For an extra yummy decorative option, thread strings with our Peanut Brittle Popcorn with Chocolate Drizzle for your tree. Your guests will love plucking their dessert from the branches. Plan the Menu Nothing really creates as many holiday memories as food. For a classic and elegant menu, start …
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Holiday Entertaining Tips from Hickory Farms

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The holiday season always brings so much joy and excitement. With the excitement and anticipation that go hand in hand with the holidays, there also comes a great deal of planning. Here at Hickory Farms, we want to help lighten the load by providing quick and easy tips to help the holidays go smoothly. Tip #1- Keep Chocolate on Hand Don’t be caught empty handed! We’ve all been in those situations where we have an unexpected guest arrive to a holiday event. By keeping an extra box of the Hickory Farms Signature Chocolate Collection readily available at your home, you’ll never have to worry about being unprepared this season. Tip #2- Have a Signature Drink Add a personal touch to your holiday parties by having a signature drink. We love taking the fresh fruit found in the Orchard’s Bounty Gift Basket, and adding it to a Cabernet Sauvignon to create the ultimate festive party beverage. A signature drink can require way less, and can be as easy as adding a candy cane to the rim of a White Russian! Tip #3-Set the Holiday Tone with Music Decorating for the holiday season is a tradition so many families possess. Why not make decorating even more …
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5 Spectacular Side Dishes for Thanksgiving Dinner

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While turkey may be the star of your Thanksgiving dinner, it can’t truly shine without a few tasty accompaniments. Modernized side dishes can give your family celebration a unique (and scrumptious!) twist. Wow your family’s taste buds this year with these five spectacular side dishes inspired by Hickory Farms gourmet turkey sausage. Source: Better Homes and Gardens Seasonal Produce Celebrate your region’s seasonal bounty with a vegetable dish that will make you thankful for this year’s harvest. Simply roast a collection of fall produce, like squash and beets, and toss the veggies in vinaigrette made with our Honey & Pineapple Mustard, lemon juice and maple syrup. Source: Iain Bagwell via Southern Living Zesty Cranberry Sauce Gourmet turkey just doesn’t taste as good without a side of cranberry sauce. Make a delicious dish for your table by cooking down fresh berries with port, orange liqueur and a pinch of zest from our Navel Oranges. Source: Iain Bagwell via Southern Living Modern Ambrosia Although ambrosia salad has long been a staple on Thanksgiving tables across the country, you can give yours a modern twist by adding slices of grapefruit, Navel Oranges, celery and avocado. Serve the salad over arugula and then top it with a coconut-based dressing and our mixed nuts. …
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