This holiday season will be different, with smaller gatherings, virtual celebrations, and many of us unable to travel to our favorite destinations. Recently, Lifestyle Expert Gretchen Connelie teamed with Tommy Bahama and YourUpdateTV to discuss some tips on making this holiday season feel special and unique.
A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Mr0TV2Q9ghY
Perfect Holiday Menu
When it comes to the menu, food can be simpler. Buy the main course from the grocery store or to go from your favorite restaurant. Make the side dishes the star of the meal instead and focus on those great side dishes that everyone always loves to much. Create individually portioned sides to help prevent cross contamination.
For the bar, serve a signature drink that you pre-make and portion out. Canned cocktails, spiked seltzers, along with beer, wine and sparkling water make it a safe and easy serve bar.
And don’t forget desert and all the sweets you love during the holidays. Pies are classic at the holidays, and easy to portion and serve in these individual slice containers. And for those delicious holiday cookies and sweets can be served in small cupcake containers. Also, great to save for a late-night treat.
Connecting with Loved Ones…Virtually
Create and package a Home for the Huladays Box, which includes menu, playlist, twinkle lights, scented candle, and more.
Face time and Zoom is also a great way to stay connected. Start while you’re cooking and preparing as that’s the time you would normally spend with your guests in the kitchen. Zoom thru the meal or a toast---experience it together. A portable phone stand with ring light makes that easy to do.
Gifts for Everyone in the Family
Gift giving is always challenging, but this year, it’s important to take a look at how everyone has been spending their time. Here are some great options, no matter how you spend your days. Whether you are a ‘New Professional’ dressed from the waist up and in casual comfort waist down, a Peak Performer (active lifestyle wear), Cozy at Home or a Relaxologist, there is something for everyone.
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About Gretchen Connelie:
Gretchen Connelie is a dynamic lifestyle & trend expert specializing in-home entertaining, fashion, and travel. She has appeared on local and national TV shows with trends, tips, & tricks that keeps hosts & viewers active and engaged. Gretchen’s charisma and ability to share high concept ideas with an approachable sensibility inspires those around her to say “I can’t wait to try that”.
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