With the holiday season in full swing, I could not be more excited to share with you all my glitzy, glittery holiday home entertaining tips! Anyone else agree that at times, this time of the year can be a bit stressful? Considering the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas usually flies by, we’re often left little time to plan for all the holiday hosting and entertaining that’s lined up for those few weeks. But I am a firm believer that holiday entertaining can be really fun and easy, especially when everything you’re entertaining with is fabulous! This year, I took some tips from Z Gallerie’s Entertaining Guide and created my own space for hosting.
I have been a huge fan of Z Gallerie for years. My mom introduced it to me when I was younger and I was living in NYC. I’d always go in and feel so inspired to decorate, entertain and create a space that was welcoming and really striking. Fast forward a few years later, now that I’m living in California I still swear by Z Gallerie having the best of the best decor, tablescape and home entertaining accessories, especially for the holidays!
My go-to holiday staple to entertain at home? A gorgeous bar cart! Everyone loves a celebratory cocktail, and I find that one of the easiest ways to festively host without feeling the need to go all out is to stock up the cart with some really swanky, glamorous bar accessories and have a crowd-pleasing cocktail recipe to create for your guests. I got inspired by Z Gallerie’s bar cart styling tips and bar accessories, so I decided to dress up my own!
My all time favorite bar cart is the Winslow Bar Cart, obviously because it’s gilded, shiny and most importantly: roomy; perfect to stock with a ton of bar accessories and spirits so it’s a one stop shop for some crowd-pleasing sippers. Not to mention, it’s quite the conversation starter!
A few of my other holiday bar cart accessory necessities? The Victoria Flutes, the Victoria Shaker, the Victoria Cooler, the Nova Coasters, the Victoria Stirrers, the Cheers Champagne Flutes, the Amethyst Geode Decanter, and the Trinket Tray.
Every single one of these bar accessories creates a show-stopping vibe that completely blows your average bar cart out of the water. It’s no question that anything sparkly, glittery or shimmery of course is totally necessary during the holiday season, but if you’re entertaining and some of your guests may not know one another, everything from an impressive bar cart to elegant glassware can surely initiate mingling and get people in the holiday spirit.
For my holiday entertaining this year, I’ve created my signature cocktail called The Z Bellini! It’s a sweet, gleaming libation made with rosé and champagne featuring a gilded glistening shimmer made for entertaining and sharing with friends this season. I mean… who doesn’t some bubbly this time of year?!
I am so excited to share the Z Bellini recipe and tutorial with you. I know that your guests will be obsessed! Sipping this sparkling cocktail in a fabulous Victoria flute alongside your festively accessorized and decorated Winslow bar cart, you’ll be sure to create glamorous holiday home entertaining memories with friends and family that will last through the season and beyond.
THE Z BELLINI
2 oz. Rosé
1 oz. St. Germain
Splash of Ginger Beer
Fresh Raspberries to Garnish
Pour one cup of ice into shaker.
Pour the rosé into shaker.
Pour St. Germain over ice and into shaker.
Shake the rosé, St. Germain and ice.
Strain into Victoria flute.
Add splash of ginger beer.
Take chilled champagne bottle out from Victoria Cooler.
Top drink gently with champagne.
Drop in one cube of champagne shimmer bomb.
Stir generously until cube is completely dissolved and drink has gilded shimmer swirling throughout.
Drop in a few raspberries to garnish.
Enjoy and Happy Holidays!!!
Photography by: Rebecca Gnasso