Holiday Entertaining Favorites


This is a sponsored post. All opinions are honest and my own, as always.

This year, I won’t be hosting any events at home…which I have mixed emotions about. On one hand, I won’t get to do something I love- have friends and family gather and try to create an environment of joy and connection. On the other hand, I can focus on helping friends with their celebrations! Here are a few ideas for items that I love to bring to help hosts entertain during the holidays.

La Marca Prosecco- Dolce Delivery

I have been a fan of La Marca Prosecco from wayyyyy back in the day. In 2016, I had a segment on Windy City Live talking about how to cut costs at weddings, and had Val Warner do a taste test. This segment was not sponsored, I just love this bubbly that much, and will be bringing it to all of the parties I attend this season.

So, between stressful days of gift shopping, planning holiday soirées and crazy travel schedules, the pressure of the season ends up stripping out the cheer from what should be the most wonderful time of the year. La Marca Prosecco is teaming up with everyone’s favorite bubbly Real Housewife of New York, Brynn Whitfield, to make this holiday season sparkle with the Dolce Delivery contest where she will travel to your home to host a “Cheer Break” at your holiday gathering! How fabulous of a surprise would THAT be! I would host a party for that very reason for SURE. Enter today through Sunday, December 10th on La Marca’s Instagram (@LaMarcaProsecco). Must be 21 to purchase, please drink responsibly! La Marca Prosecco is available at retailers nationwide or

Quest Hot & Spicy Protein Chips

One of the best things you can bring a host is…snacks. Yes, snacks. They serve two purposes- as a backup for food for their party in case they run out, and munchies for later. I adore these Quest Hot & Spicy Protein Chips, especially since I try to pack as much protein in my diet while on the go as possible. They have 19 grams of protein and only 4 grams net carbs, a perfect party chip that will give the guests a good base as they eat all of the cookies and cake.

Grab these at Target, Walmart, Amazon, or local retailers- $22.99 for a pack of 8, prices may vary.

DIY Chalkboard Charcuterie Board

This past spring, I had a few friends over for a craft night. My friend Bonnie and I are kindred crafters, so we co-hosted a craft & tea party. I went to Home Depot and asked the lumber department to cut 8′ boards into three equal pieces. I then sanded my board, stained it, painted a rectangle of chalkboard paint, and added handles. It took only about an hour (with extra time to let the stain dry), and I use it constantly! I use chalk to label all of my meats and cheeses.

Cheers to hosting holiday parties that are less stress, more connection!