That’s a Wrap! 10 Chic + Cozy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Dec 17
10 Cozy Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas | Visit for Christmas party ideas, Christmas cocktails, Christmas recipes and more from entertaining blog @cydconverse

Wrapping gifts is one of my favorite things to do during the holidays! Each year I’m committed to the perfect wraps, ribbons and bows, because I really believe the care that goes into wrapping a gift is part of the gift itself! It’s amazing to me how a sweet and simple touch or two can make family so excited to open a package. Today I’ve rounded up 10 chic and cozy Christmas gift wrapping ideas, all of which have me totally inspired this year.

Up Your Cookie Platter Game with an Epic Christmas Cookie Board

Dec 16
Elevate your yearly cookie platter game with an epic Christmas cookie board! Get the best Christmas cookie recipes, Christmas party ideas, entertaining tips, Christmas cocktails and more from entertaining blog @cydconverse

We have so many parties coming up and I’m 100% living for it, friends! We’re hosting three days in a row this weekend, a combination of cocktails and full scale dinners so I’m making my lists and prepping today so I’m good to go. Are you hosting this week? I vote you skip fancy hors d’oeuvres and go right for an epic Christmas cookie board served alongside champagne. That sad old cookie platter has nothing on us.

Make it Merry with Easy Peppermint Homemade Marshmallows

Dec 12
How to Make Homemade Marshmallows and a Peppermint Marshmallow Recipe | Christmas recipes, Christmas party ideas, entertaining tips and more from entertaining blog @cydconverse

Fact: I kind of hate marshmallows. Additional fact: Marshmallows are so much better when they’re homemade! And in our house where I keep all the fixings for a hot cocoa bar on hand all winter long, homemade marshmallows have a starring role in the show. Have you ever made them before? They’re easier than you think! I’m sharing my homemade marshmallow recipe (specifically, a peppermint marshmallow recipe) that you and your kids will love! Even you, fellow marshmallow hater.

A Merry Kris Kringle North Pole Mule

Dec 11
A Kris Kringle North Pole Moscow Mule | Christmas cocktails, Christmas recipes and Christmas party ideas from entertaining blog @cydconverse

Have we talked about how much I love a good Moscow mule? And no, I don’t care even a tiny little bit if my love for a mule makes me totally basic. Of course I think it is requisite to have good Christmas Moscow mule up your sleeve amongst your tried and true Christmas cocktail recipes, so today I’m coming at you with my version. We’re calling this the Kris Kringle North Pole mule because it sounds totally festive, just like this drink looks and tastes!

Fudge Dipped Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

Dec 10
Fudge Dipped Double Chocolate Peppermint Cookies | Christmas cookie recipes, Christmas cocktails, Christmas party ideas and more from entertaining blog @cydconverse

It’s cookie exchange day, friends! Every year my blogger besties and I host a virtual cookie exchange, going so far as referring to ourselves as the Christmas Cookie Squad. In short, below I’ve linked up every single Christmas cookie recipe you could possibly want this season, perfect for hosting or bringing to your own cookie exchange parties. I’m jumping into the game with these fudge dipped double chocolate peppermint cookies. They are melt in your mouth good and worth the tiny bit of effort it takes to crush up some candy canes! Join in the fun on Instagram with our hashtag #christmascookiesquad!