Holiday Beverage Station Inspiration and Ideas

The holiday season is upon us and I am so excited! It seems like twinkle lights are multiplying through our town each day, traditions are being forged, and parties are being planned. This time of year always inspires me to spend more time with the people I love.

Some days, quality time means meeting at Starbucks while other times it means welcoming friends into our home. After hosting our first Friendsgiving last month, I learned the benefit of being a resourceful hostess and having a versatile home. To me, this means using what I have to create a welcoming environment and complementing with new pieces as needed.

In creating our home, we have taken care to create a solid foundation of basic pieces to make this possible. However, I understand that many people are unsure of where to begin with such a task! In a world of Pinterest, catalogs, online shopping, and social media, this can be daunting! Thankfully, this doesn’t have to be the case. Last month, I discovered Havenly and their team of designers who serve clients through virtual interior design services. Y’all, how neat is it that we have access to affordable interior design from the comfort of our own homes! If you’re looking for some guidance and direction in decorating your own home, I recommend visiting their website!

As the season of Christmas parties picks up, it’s the perfect time of year to prepare your home for hosting. a simple way to delight houseguests is by creating a thoughtful holiday beverage station. Inviting guests to craft their own warm beverage is a great way to serve them with hospitality after traveling in the cold. Best of all, you can accomplish this with basic household items and a bit of forethought. Read along for helpful steps!

holiday beverage station

console table / wall art / chair / rug / basket / tray table / punch bowl
ladle / gold cups / glass carafe / thermal carafe / mugs / hand towels / olive branch

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Before the movie began, my brother’s girlfriend and I created a Thanksgiving food bracket, March Madness style. The winner was Grammy’s meat stuffing, with mashed potatoes in a close second.

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Thankfully, the holiday celebrations began early for me this year. On Saturday, I got to watch my parents serve a warm Thanksgiving dinner to our neighbors at our church’s annual One Day of Thanks. It was such a gift to watch them thrive in sharing the love of God with others. They are both incredibly gifted with having extraordinary hearts for others. My heart was filled watching them talk and laugh and pray with strangers-turned-friends.

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