The holiday season is an enchanting time of year, filled with tradition, togetherness, and joy. Relish in holiday splendor with these decorating tips, hosting ideas, and holiday food and cocktail recipes that will make your guests feel right at home.

Before your home is filled with the laughter of your family and friends, take some time to set the tone with a nostalgia-centered theme. The primary goal of holiday decorating is to create a space that amplifies cheer and is an epicenter for joy. Make your family and beloved guests feel at home by opting for decor holding sentimental value – heirloom ornaments, family photos, and homemade paper snowflakes made by the little ones are all heart-openers bringing a sense of connectedness to your space. Spruce it up with sprigs of glammed up garlands. Take a fun nod to tradition by draping garlands infused with seasonal blooms from your own backyard, like colorful snapdragons or holly berry sprigs. Be inspired by the love that surrounds you.

No matter what holiday you are celebrating, a hearty menu is a sure way to bring you and your guests together. Turn tradition on its head with a fig old-fashioned. Swap sugar cubes for fig preserves for a boost of natural sugars and the added bonus of fig flavor. All you need is orange juice, fig preserves and the standard ingredients of bourbon and bitters. Garnish these cocktails with fresh figs, an orange peel, and fresh thyme to conjure flavors that are just right for the season. Both fruity and sophisticated this drink can stand alone or pair exquisitely with a fig and goat cheese appetizer. A super-simple yet decadent snack of halved figs stuffed with goat cheese and a balsamic vinegar drizzle is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

This season we celebrate the power of family and togetherness. Dwayne and the DBI team wish all of our clients, vendors, and friends a happy healthy holiday season.


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