Opt for a relaxed, delicious dinner at home with one special person, or a great group of friends. Even if you stay in, make it anything but ordinary. Theme it up, throw logs on the fireplace, create your playlist, light the candles and have fun!
I’m planning one such event for a client as we speak. Here’s a sampling of my favorites from the kitchen and bar for this special occasion.
Pom Pop: Champagne, Pomegranate Juice and raspberry garnish - easy and elegant!
Elderflower & Champagne Cocktail: St. Germain, Champagne and sliced strawberry
Cranberry Gimlet: Citrus vodka, fresh lime juice, cranberry juice, agave nectar, lemon twist
Pink Kiss: Vanilla vodka, creme de cacao, amaretto, grenadine, Cool Whip
Sweetheart: Vodka, peach Schnapps, orange juice, strawberry puree
Raspberry Rose: Nolet’s Silver dry gin, simple syrup, lemon juice, raspberry garnish
Tomato-Basil Soup Shooters - gluten and dairy free, AND vegan
Individual Shrimp Cocktail in martini glasses; feeling creative? Shape two shrimp as a heart
Raspberry-Walnut Baked Brie
Baked Wild Halibut with a Pomegranate Reduction
Lavender-Crusted Beef Tenderloin
Chicken Marabella - this rustic dish is perfect for a group
Cioppino- famous for it’s San Francisco roots, pair this with crusty Italian bread
Creme Brûlée - make ahead in any flavor, then brown with a chef’s torch table side - impressive!
Homemade Chocolate Truffles - don’t be fooled, much easier than it sounds
Stuffed Strawberries - delicious lower calorie option
Need more ideas, recipes or help with your gathering? The team is here for you with party helpers, servers, bartenders and creative foodies — all you have to do is call!
About the Author - Jamie Comiskey Watson
Jamie’s extensive career as a marketing, business development and sales executive has always been focused on her unrelenting commitment to her clients. Whether serving a national law firm, private bank, luxury hospitality group, global corporation or non-profit, the objective remains the same, and it comes naturally to Jamie along with her consummate professionalism and attention to detail.
This commitment is further enhanced by Jamie’s expertise and passion for event planning, which serves as a strong foundation for Clockwise Consulting LLC. Her desire to help people shines through in every interaction and you will experience this first-hand when you work with her.