make it :: the valley family’s holly jolly punch

It's the merriest time of the year and our family and business calendars are brimming with holiday concerts, friendly gatherings, baking, and all of the festive events in between! Our kitchen is in constant bake/make/repeat mode and our go-to holiday entertaining repertoire is all about tradition, fun, and ease! Take a page from our holiday entertaining book and welcome your guests with a cheerful and effortless punch party!

Make a warm entrance for your guests with a festive punch table and invite your guests to mix up their own concoctions with bubbly and garnishes (we love blood orange slices)

Adorn your champagne coupes with thin velvet ribbon for a sweet finishing touch

Don't have an entry table or sideboard? Drape a perfectly patterned tablecloth on an end table or nightstand for a petite punch station

Use a framed holiday photo or vintage cards as a backdrop

Send guests home with your punch recipe written on the back of a vintage Christmas/holiday card

Photos: Kerry Jeanne Photography || Styling: Valley & Company Events || Tabletop: Over The Moon By Hope  Winter Bloom Linen Tablecloth | Over The Moon Jennifer Behr wide bow barrette 

Wide Velvet Bow Barrette | Over The Moon

Valley & Co.'s Holly Jolly Holiday Punch Recipe

Pre-freeze distilled water and orange wedges in small Bundt cake pans or square ice cube trays

Layer orange slices, cranberries, mint, and cloves in a punch bowl

  • Add 1 - 2-liter of apple cider
  • 1 - 2-liter of cranberry or orange juice
  • 1 -liter of ginger ale

Garnish with the ice rings and top with a bottle of Prosecco or champagne (or sparkling water for a non-alcoholic version)

Happy Holidays!

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