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6 Tempting Ideas for the Best Holiday Dinner Party!

Entertaining during the Christmas season just got easier with this delicious holiday dinner party menu and table decorating ideas!

The holiday season is the perfect time to host a dinner party, don’t you think?

We never really need an excuse to entertain.

Although sometimes it’s hard to find the time to get together with our friends.

Everyone’s schedules can get a little crazy.

But when the holidays roll around we love to make time to celebrate!

If you’ve been around Simply2Moms for a while, then you know we’re part of a virtual “supper club” with some of our best blogging friends.

Each month we have a theme for decorating our tables and for our menu.

Did you see AnnMarie’s gorgeous tablescape for this month?

She created the centerpiece around this simple DIY craft project and it is simply elegant.

My jaw literally dropped when I walked into her dining room after she put it together!

And our five friends shared even more beautiful ideas for the holidays.

But today?

Well, today we’re all sharing some tasty holiday recipes.

In fact, we’ve got enough recipes for you to have a complete meal!

Just add in a simple tossed salad and you’re ready to wow your guests.

Collage of six holiday dishes for a Christmas dinner party

Welcome to Our Virtual “Progressive” Dinner!

If you’re new around here, we’re Anne and AnnMarie, two moms who are lucky enough to be besties and neighbors.

That’s AnnMarie in the white and Anne’s wearing black.

We work together to share simple and budget-friendly ideas for decoratingrecipesDIY projects, and tips for life with older teens (and beyond!).

You can read more about us and our families over here.

And we would love to learn more about you! Be sure to say “hi” in the comments below and tell us where you’re visiting from.

But that’s enough about us!

Let’s take a look at these tempting Christmas recipes.

Walnut Baked Brie by The Ponds Farmhouse

Baked brie in pastry with walnuts by The Ponds Farmhouse

We’re both suckers for baked brie, and this recipe sounds amazing!

Wrap the brie in puff pastry and add walnuts?


We’ll be right over, Rachel!

Sparkling Pomegranate Margarita by Simply2Moms

Pomegranate Margarita on a table with cut pomegranate, orange, and lime

Our favorite mixed drinks are mojitos and margaritas.

So when it was time to come up with a drink recipe for the holidays, we decided to dress one of them up!

Add pomegranates and Grand Marnier to a classic margarita plus some sparkling pomegranate seltzer for a refreshing holiday cocktail.

Crockpot Cranberry Pork Loin by Stacy Ling of Bricks’n’Blooms

Cranberry Crockpot Pork Loin by Bricks n Blooms Stacy Ling

Preparing a holiday dinner gets easy with this tasty recipe for Cranberry Pork Loin thanks to the crockpot.

Combine the ingredients and set the timer, then spend the day getting ready for your guests!

We love that this simple recipe won’t require hours in the kitchen.

Creamy Tortellini Soup with Kielbasa by Midwest Life & Style

Tortellini Cream Soup in a serving casserole by Midwest Life and Style

Treat your guests to a cozy meal with this tasty tortellini soup recipe.

After all, when it gets cold outside, there’s nothing like soup for warming up!

This recipe looks so festive too thanks to the baby spinach!

Baked Brie Bites by The Tattered Pew

Baked Brie Bites on a crystal plate by The Tattered Pew

Our friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew is guest hosting with us for our supper club this month!

We love Kelly’s style in her home, and she has some fantastic entertaining ideas too.

Try combining cranberries and brie with puff pastry for a delicious and simple recipe your guests will love!

Easy Cranberry Orange Bundt Cake by Vintage Home Designs

Holiday Dessert Bundt Cake on a cake pedestal with sugared cranberries by Vintage Home Designs

There’s nothing like dessert during the holiday season, is there?!

Our friend Michele is sharing a simple recipe for a bundt cake filled with the flavors of Christmas.

The sugared cranberries make for such a pretty presentation!

More Entertaining Inspiration

Be sure to check out all our entertaining menus. Just click on any of the links below for more tasty recipes.

If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!

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