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Our Top 5 Favorite Holiday Party Tips

Our Top 5 Favorite Holiday Party Tips  

There’s nothing quite like getting together around the Holidays! Whether it be with family, friends, or coworkers, planning a party shouldn’t have to be stressful. Enjoy our favorite Holiday Party Tips to craft a perfectly festive evening.


The holidays are a great time to enjoy warm and hearty classics while indulging in some new flavors. Rather than a traditional dinner, you may choose to celebrate over a delicious brunch. The best recipes combine our favorite foods with seasonal touches such as apple and cinnamon pancakes, eggnog french toast, and gingerbread waffles. And don’t forget a delicious scratch-baked cake to compliment any holiday feast.
Bristol Harbour Holiday Party Scratch-Baked Cake


The most beautiful tables are simple, warm, and elegant. Blogs, Pinterest, and Instagram are great places to look for inspiration for your own festive decor. Our favorites have included dozens of white candles, round tree bark slices, loose cranberries, and leaves of holly.

The spotlight should be on your guests, so make sure that your centerpieces don’t inhibit your ability to enjoy the fun conversation, laughter, and storytelling. You can add to your rustic and elegant table design with fine linen napkins, pinecones, and simple white flowers. For a bolder table, add in rich hues of red florals. Visit some of our favorite florists, including Wisteria Flowers & Gifts and Arena’s, for beautiful holiday-inspired arrangements to add a touch of natural beauty to your table settings.
Bristol Harbour Holiday Party Place Setting


While it may be a small detail, there’s nothing like a signature drink to get into the holiday spirit. Your signature cocktail may be a classic drink or seasonal delight. Below are some of the most creative signature cocktails that we absolutely love! 
- Plum and Thyme Prosecco Cocktail
- Cranberry Margarita
- Gingersnap White Russian
- Apple Cider Moscow Mule 
Bristol Harbour Holiday Party Gingersnap White Russian

It’s no secret that the holiday season doesn’t begin until “All I want for Christmas is You” is playing on repeat. The best get togethers have light tunes that enhance the conversation and laughs. Combine classic holiday songs with instrumental jazz versions to create a cheerful mood. Check out Spotify or other streaming music services for curated holiday playlists that take the hassle out of picking the perfect soundtrack for your event.
Bristol Harbour Holiday Party Music


On the evening of your event, do not stress about the details. Let yourself enjoy the company of your loved ones during such a special time of year. EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY.
Bristol Harbour Holiday Party Guests Celebrate with Toast
It’s easy to savor every minute of the festivities when you ditch the stress of hosting at home and plan a private dining event at Bristol Harbour Lodge & Golf Club, the Finger Lakes’ premier holiday party destination. Let our experienced team handle all the details and welcome you into the Bristol Harbour family. With fresh, modern and customizable menus, three elegant event spaces, and the best views of Canandaigua Lake, Bristol Harbour is the perfect place to celebrate the season in style.

We would be honored to help you craft your perfect holiday evening with friends, family, or colleagues at Bristol Harbour. Visit us at bristolharbour.com or call (585) 396-2200 x4 to get started today!

View of Canandaigua Lake from Bristol Harbour Lawn



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