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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BROOKSIDE Chocolate for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Earlier this week, I shared some ideas for a themed holiday party.   Here are a few ideas that I think your guests would love.

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1- Always have something sitting on the table, for your guests to munch on.  I like to have bowls of candy on each of the tables (coffee table, end table, kitchen table) in the house.  This gives them the opportunity to sit and snack without having to grab a plate.    The best ones for this are little bite-sized candies.    We like Brookside Chocolate (the rich, dark chocolate with sweetened soft centers made with fruit flavors.)

A dining room table set with Christmas dishes and glasses with pine cones in a glass vase.

 Brookside Crunchy Clusters in a glass bowl with its bag sitting on the table.
2- I love this tips from   Pulverize candy canes and add them to your hot chocolate.
A candy cane resting on a bowl of sweetener and a blender behind them.
3- Use mini candy canes to be the placeholders for food – letting your guests know what you are serving.   (thanks to for this tip)

Miniature candy canes resting upside down holding cards with text on them.

4- Serve up a Grinch Drink at your party by mixing sprite and green sherbet.  (great idea from

Three blue cups with soda and lime sherbet and a straw with a bottle of soda and a tub of sherbet behind them.

5- Hold a little giveaway.   Let everyone take a ticket or number when they come in and give away some fun prizes when they leave.  I like to give away a bag of the candy that was on all of the tables, since most of my guests will be wanting more of it tomorrow. 🙂   I would let the guests pick the flavor (person called first gets to pick first, etc…)  The flavors of Brookside are Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai & Blueberry Flavors, Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Flavor, Brookside Dark Chocolate Goji & Raspberry Flavors, Brookside Dark Chocolate Whole Cranberries and Brookside Dark Chocolate Crunchy Clusters Berry Medley Flavors (Mickey’s favorite!)
A variety of different flavors of Brookside candies in their bags.
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I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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