Erika loves a good cocktail and a great get-together (AKA party). She is the Chief Event Planner, Entertaining Diva, wanna be writer, wife, mother of 3, Reality TV Junkie who believes that life should be enjoyed so why not celebrate it with a cocktail and close family and friends. She is old enough to remember taping her favorite songs from the radio…the big VHS versus Betamax debate…and the release of the Commodore 64. She is also one half of the amazing radio show Cocktails and Conversation. You can also find her sharing stories of being a Domestic Diva, wife, and mother on her personal blog Simple Pleasures of a Domestic Diva, as well as on Cocktails and Conversation.

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Holiday Hostess Gifts 2010

“Tis the season to be jolly!” As someone who enjoys entertaining for the holidays I equally enjoy being a guest at someone’s home.  And if you’re like me, I am always searching for a unique hostess gift to bring that isn’t the typical bottle of wine.  Below are a few of my favorite hostess gifts that I am planning on giving during this holiday season.

Make your own cocktail mixers dressing them up in beautiful holiday wrap.  I’m planning on making some yummy fruit nectars for a seasonal Bellini.

Ideas and recipe from Martha Stewart

I think I will also pick up a few of these beautiful bottle stoppers by Jonathan Adler. They are all adorable, however my favorite is the elephant stopper.

Or what about a beautiful basket filled with a few mugs filled with hot cocoa mix and some homemade peppermint marshmallows.

Image and recipe from Martha Stewart
You can find the recipe here.

These lovely gold beaded coasters from Pier One would also make a lovely gift as well.

Happy holidays!

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  2. Lindsay 12/14/2010 at 9:22 pm

    Such cute ideas! It’s nice to have another ATL blogger join Todays Mama!

  3. Favorevtmgt 12/14/2010 at 6:33 pm

    Enjoyed your gift suggestions. Can wait for additional blogs.

  4. Marlin 12/14/2010 at 5:54 pm

    Awesome ideas! I am always the one bringing the boring bottle of wine. I will definitely use these tips! Thanks!

  5. Callie Feyen 12/13/2010 at 10:54 pm

    Fun stuff! I love the “seasonal bellini” idea….for me. 🙂

  6. Rachael 12/13/2010 at 3:54 pm

    love the bottles!