Christmas festivities are right around the corner and in today´s post I wanted to share this quick and easy but good looking mocktail with you. I made it a mocktail cause this way everyone can have a sip but you could easily add some champagne or vodka if you like.
So for the ingredients this is what I used:
– cranberry juice
– grapefruit juice
– sparkling water
– pomegranate seeds
– crushed ice
– alkohol if needed
All I did was mix the two juices and the water in equal parts and put crushed ice into the glasses. Then I poured in the mixture and added pomegranate seeds on top. Et voilá it looks super cute. You could also add some greenery like rosemary if desired.
After editing the photos I thought this would also be a great gift for a hostess. Take the tray and the glasses with the golden rim and add the juices plus a bottle of champagne to it and a fresh pomegranate and rosemary stems. Wrap it in clear wrapping foil and you have another great gift.
I finally came around to shot a close up of my tree. To be honest I have done many trees the last few years but this years tree might be my absolute favorite – or am I saying this every year!!!
The color concept for our Christmas tree is as simple and classic but as chic and beautiful as possible. It is Red and Green – THE original Christmas colors in my opinion.
I always start by adding the plain ornaments to the tree and go from there. For this year´s concoction I went with all red and green ornaments. After that I added tartan print bows and glittery poinsettias in green and red. The poinsettias might be my favorite feature of the tree.
Afterwards I go and get our special ornaments like the pickle or the Mickey bubble and place them all over tree. The last thing I add are the lights. They are just clip on and super easy to put on.
I also got some fun things like the candy canes and candies so Emilia can also grab some things from the tree. We also started a new tradition this year. I am letting her pick one new ornament every year (going to write the year onto it) and then place it somewhere on the tree. This will be so much fun and when she is old enough and moving out she can start decorating her Christmas tree with all the cute ornaments she collected over the years.
She was very interested the first two or three days and always wanted to grab some ornaments but now she only wants to turn on the lights of the tree and look at it.
it was a pretty relaxed weekend over here with lots of naps and food other than that I caught on blog stuff and we baked gingerbread cookies together with Emilia.
It was her first time doing something like that and since she loves to help in the kitchen she was super happy about it and of course ate some of the dough too but I mean that´s what baking is all about am I right?!
The gingerbread dough was pre-made and cooled so it was pretty easy to handle. In fact I got it from the food section of Ikea. Yes you heard that right. We went to Ikea just for cookie dough.
All of my decor like the gingerbread baloon is from Pink Dots Party Store. You can shop after seasons and / or colors so it is a pretty easy experience. I get so many of my party stuff from there no matter the ocassion.
Thanksgiving is right around the corner and although it isn´t a holiday here in Germany I like to host a dinner right after, mostly on Saturday to have a little Friendsgiving soirée. We all love the homemade American dishes and it is always a blast plus good food.
For this years table I went with a very neutral (at least for me) color concept. Black, white and beige. To be honest I always loved a great neutral table decor but I just never thought it would fit my style and tast but here we go and it turned out beautiful.
I always start with my color theme and the first thing I place is a table runner. Then I get the place mats. I wanted the table to look as natural as possible and these place mats fit the bill perfectly. I had them for years and love using them year round. The next thing to place are plates, cutlery, glassware and napkins. The black and white gingham napkins are a last minute amazon order and look so cute with golden napkin rings.
I follow up with the center piece. This year I decided to have a bunch of candles on a wooden plate. To be honest this was a last minute idea but I was very pleased how it turned out cause the single vase with black pampas grass would have been pretty lonely. And finally the decor piece that gave me the whole idea for the color theme has been this super affordable set of little pumpkins.
Creating a table scape for different holidays is such a fun task I love so much and this is the best season cause there aren´t more holidays than now to have fun experimenting with different colors and decor.
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