Featured Basket: Holiday Treasure Chest

With the holidays just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about your gift list. From a favorite teacher to your best friend, a thoughtful holiday present makes everybody feel special. This year, give the gift of great food and wonderful   memories with our featured Holiday Treasure Chest basket.

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The Gift Box

The first thing that your lucky gift recipient will notice when you present him or her with the Holiday Treasure Chest basket is the beautiful box. Decorated with a lively holiday motif, the gift box is the perfect place to store holiday decorations, keepsakes, or other mementos.

Inside the box, you will find a delicious assortment of treats. With a selection of sweet
and savory delicacies, the contents of the Holiday Treasure Chest is sure to suit everybody’s tastes.

Serving Suggestions

The Holiday Treasure Chest has everything that you need for a festive celebration. Start by slicing pieces of our Turkey Summer Sausage, Beef Summer Sausage, and Smoked Gouda Blend, and arrange the slices in layers on a decorative platter. To really make the flavors pop, accompany your meat and cheese with crackers, veggies, and a side of the Sweet Hot Mustard that you will also find in the basket.

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When your guests are ready for a sweet treat, our featured Holiday Treasure Chest basket provides them with two great options. For something that is a nice mix of sweet and salty, the Peanut Brittle Popcorn offers a great combination of flavors. If you prefer a treat that is cool and refreshing, our Peppermint Snow Mints are just the thing. With so many delicious treats combined in one gourmet basket, the Holiday Treasure Chest truly offers something for everybody.

Featuring gourmet items beautifully wrapped in a keepsake box, the Holiday Treasure Chest is the perfect gift for anybody on your holiday list. If you are looking for more ideas for great gifts this year, be sure to take a look at the beautiful selection of custom gift baskets available at Hickory Farms.

 

Host a Classic Christmas Party for Family & Friends

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.

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Plan the Menu

Nothing really creates as many holiday memories as food. For a classic and elegant menu, start by preparing a Beef Tenderloin paired with a truffled wine sauce. This delicious combination of classic flavors is made extra special with the addition of cremini mushrooms, truffle oil, and a big splash of the Pinot Noir from our All The Cellar’s Best gift box.

Complete your meal with festive sides, such as a mixed green salad with our Mandarin oranges, cranberries, and slices of our Triple Crème Cheese. Cinnamon stewed apples made with our Fuji Apples, spices, and sugar is another great side dish that will add a nice sweetness to your savory meal.

Pay homage to classic holiday traditions with these guidelines for festive food and decor. For everything from your holiday hors d’oeuvres to your holiday gifts, Hickory Farms has the perfect gift basket for you.

Corporate Party Ideas for the Holidays

Throwing your employees a Thanksgiving party is a great way to let them know how much you appreciate all of their hard work. This year, you can make your corporate party extra special with these simple party planning tips.

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Source: Better Homes and Gardens

Time and Place

The holidays are a busy time for most people. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure that both the time and place work for everybody. You should pick a location that’s festive and centrally located for employees. If you decide to host an office party, make sure to go the extra mile with your decor to give the event a boost of festivity.

Next, select a time that won’t overlap with family activities. Try scheduling the party a day or two before Thanksgiving or, if you want to have the party on Thanksgiving, select a time that doesn’t conflict with dinner.

Source: Southern Living

Source: Southern Living

Theme

When choosing the party’s decor, try sticking to a theme. A fall harvest is a simple idea with tons of possibilities. Try decorating with fall squashes, carved pumpkins and a bouquet of leafy greens. An apple theme can also give you great ideas for fun decorations, delicious food and beverage pairings.

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Activities

Plan a few activities to ensure that everyone will have a good time. You can compile a list of fun games to play during the event, as well as a playlist for background music. Additionally, you can plan charitable activities, such as a canned food drive, to help spread holiday cheer to others in need.

Source: Southern Living

Source: Southern Living

Food

Food is one of the core components of every great party. Because your employees will be eating heavy meals at upcoming holiday celebrations, it’s a good idea to stick to snacks and hors d’oeuvres. Set out our Home for the Holidays gift box to lay out an assortment of cheeses, sausages and crackers, or the Hickory Holiday Celebration Gift Basket featuring a variety of sausages, mixed nuts, fruits, cheeses and wines.

By choosing a great venue, planning some activities and taking advantage of our Hickory Farms’ corporate gift baskets, you can throw a great Thanksgiving party that the whole office will love.