5 Step Guide to Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party!
1. Create a Mood
Nothing defines a place better than a scent and there's no better than the handcrafted, soy-based candles from the LGBTQ1A+-friendly company, Fingerprint & Co. The Winter Collection includes divine scents like Balsam Fir, Peppermint, Cashmere, Champagne and Spiced Vanilla. Oh my, we can smell the winter bliss from here!
2. Set the Stage
Alair is our go-to for all things to set a unique and festive scene. You'll walk into this woman-owned small business (or shop online) and walk out with all the things you didn't know you needed but so, so do. Nothing generic here, just pure holiday magic.
3. Start the Party
As guests enter, we love to have a cocktail ready to start the party. This beauty from women-owned Amaro makers, Fast Penny Spirits, combines our favorite thing, Sparkling wine, with their incredible Amaro to create the perfect party welcome.
Fast Penny's Own Recipe
2 oz Amaricano Bianca
1 dash Scrappy's Grapefruit Bitters
2 oz club soda
2 oz Cava
Garnish: 1 large orange twist
Optional: Fresh herbs, such as thyme, sage, or rosemary
Build in a wine glass over ice, giving a gentle stir to mix. Garnish with a large orange twist and herbs of your choice.
4. Feed the Fun
No need to make the rookie mistake of drinking on am empty stomach when talented folks like Charcuterie by Annalise and Charcuterie by Bree can take care of the nibbles for you!
Charcuterie by Annalise is a Western WA, woman-owned company that creates unique holiday charcuterie boards (and even a holiday wreath) that are as stunning as they are delicious. Get ready to dazzle the eyes while you satisfy the palate.
If you're in Eastern WA, Richland-based, BIPOC and woman-owned, Charcuterie by Bree, is another delectable place to get your cheese fix. With boards in different shapes and sizes, and um, hello Charcuterie Cones, we can't get enough of her visually stunning, and equally delicious creations.
Email to order: Charcuteriebybree@outlook.com
5. End on a Sweet Note
We think Pie is the perfect icing on the cake, and woman-owned, Pie Bird Bakery is cranking out buttery, flakey crusts so divine your guests will be clamoring for the last bite.