Tis the Season - Christmas Entertaining Guide
The party season is upon us so we thought it was a perfect time to share some fab Australian suppliers who are offering some gorgeous products and gift hampers to help simplify your Christmas entertaining and gift giving!
This year it is all about ready-to-serve platters and boxes, making your festive entertaining as easy as possible. As after all, a happy and relaxed host really is the very best kind of host!
Scroll through to see some of my top picks for the season!
A huge thank you to my friend Emily @prettysnippets for taking these photos for me too! xx
Healthy Grazing Boxes - The Healthy Platter Co
Christmas party catering just got a whole lot easier with the launch of The Healthy Platter Co who lovingly hand-crafts healthy platters and delivers them across Melbourne wrapped in sustainable recycled packaging.
Pictured above and below is 'The Happy Soul VEGAN Platter' which includes . * An abundance of the tastiest Seasonal Fresh Fruit & Vegetables * Organic Raw Locally made @BotanicalCuisine vegan cheese & dips * Organic Activated Almonds & coconut flakes * Charcoal crackers & Organic corn chips * @LovingEarth chocolate
The sustainable fresh food grazing platters are available in three sizes (Small/ Medium/ Large) and there are Vegan, Vegetarian, Omnivore, Paleo and Kids boxes. We LOVE!
Each Cornelius Cheesemongers' Platter includes fresh bread, fruit and condiments and of course magnificent cheeses and are absolutely perfect for festive entertaining. These platters are substantial, and a stunning centrepiece for any event.
Cornelius Cheesemongers also has a Cheese Club Membership, a perfect Christmas gift idea for a cheese-lover and can be shipped to Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart and Perth. The philosophy of Cheese Club is to provide amazing Artisan cheeses from Australia and all over the world, matched with a condiment that increases the pleasure you have in your cheese experience. To find out more about this fab company, visit www.corneliuscheese.com.au
Pictured above is some of the items available in the Cheese Gift Boxes - yes Cornelius has thought of everything and you can add on a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne to a festive Gift Box!
Cornelius also stocks a range of condiments and So Moorish Foods Chocolates, allowing you to whip up a Chocolate + Cheese platter for a Christmas party.
Personalised Chocolates + Christmas Trees
Willy Wonka would have been right at home at Chocolab HQ, an Australian company that creates amazing custom and personalzed chocolate bars from premium Belgian chocolate in their Creation Lab.
Chocolab has a gorgeous range of gifts for Christmas, including personalised message chocolate bars and a range of 350g Christmas tree shaped chocolates and can deliver them Australia wide. See the full range in the Chocolab Gift Guide.
For the (Christmas) Cookie Monsters
These sweet cookies are perfect for the kids' table on Christmas day, for teachers gifts, or to decorate the main table with!
The Dessert Studio is offering custom cookie advent calendars ($30), a White Christmas Box ($15) and a traditional Christmas Box ($20). Orders can be placed via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via instagram DM.
Chocolate Boards + Smash Cakes
My all-time favourite dessert is a chocolate board! And Chocilo Melbourne (formerly Chocolatier Australia) has got the most gorgeous range of Christmas chocolates that are just perfect for festive chocolate boards, including Christmas chocolate caramels, fruit mince tarts and plum puddings, traditional foiled couverture milk chocolate baubles & stars, chocolate coated honeycomb & nuts. This year they have also launched a range of chocolate smash cakes (my little ones favourite!)! Smash open the couverture milk chocolate cake to find lollies inside, just like a piñata. Chocilo in Ivanhoe is a one-stop shop for all your Christmas chocolates and they also have an online store for delivery Australia wide.
For the Rocky Road lovers!
Rocky Road would have to be my family's favourite festive treat and So Moorish Foods have the most incredible range of handcrafted Rocky Road, including a 1kg gift box!
Rocky Road is So Moorish Foods signature product and they have a gorgeous range of flavours including Raspberry, Peppermint, Honeycomb Caramel, Turkish Delight, Licorice, Salted Caramel and Peanut and Orange and Cranberry (GF).
Each product is handmade using the finest chocolate and quality ingredients. The product range includes, Rocky Road, Road Block, Gravel Road, and new Shards.
Create the perfect festive gift box with So Moorish Foods stunning range of chocolates and Rocky Road.
A Festive Tipple
Calabria Family Wines has a gorgeous range of wines that are perfect for festive entertaining.
I am going to serve the 200ml mini bottles of Calabria Private Bin Prosecco at our upcoming Christmas party. Some pretty twine and gold straws is all you need to turn these cute bottles into a perfect party tipple.
I also love their Pierre D'Amour Rose. Not only is the wine absolutely delicious (think musk sticks and fairy floss!), the chic bottle comes with a rose quartz healing stone, making it the perfect wine for festive gift giving.
The wines can be ordered via www.calabriawines.com.au
The mini bottles of Prosecco are pictured above with gold stripe straws from Costume Box.
Partyware + Decorations
Costume Box has an amazing range of decorations for your Christmas entertaining, including reindeer garlands (pictured below) , mini candy cane, Christmas stocking & gingerbread cutouts, red and white striped table runner, cake toppers, plus a fab range of napkins, plates and cutlery.
See the full range at www.costumebox.com.au.
Pictured above is Costume Box's Rose Gold Celebrate Glitter Cake Topper, along with the Reindeer Garland.
I hope you and your family enjoy the festivities!