When the beautifully packaged Hickory Farms Toast the Traditions gift basket arrived, I knew instantly that we were going to have a party. A really good party! After all, both Hickory Farms and holiday parties are family tradition at my house. Filled with Signature Beef Summer Sausage, creamy cheddar cheeses, extra-large Crown Comice® & Red D’Anjou Pears, bright Fuji Apples, crunchy nuts and delectable chocolate-covered cashews, and a bottle of La Crema Chardonnay this crate had just about everything I needed to throw a fabulous little (pre) holiday get together. Since I’m not a stingy person, I figured I would share these super easy Hickory Farms holiday party ideas with you.
Tis the season, after all!
The crate that our Hickory Farms holiday gift arrived in is a gift all in itself. It’s something that I will be able to reuse over and over again. For our little holiday shindig, we used the crate to hold things like plates, napkins and utensils for our guests. A few holiday picks and some holiday cloth napkins easily transformed that ordinary crate into something special.
The fruits were perfectly ripened and ready to eat a few days after our gift crate arrived. We used both varieties of pears, the Fuji apples, Signature Beef Summer Sausage, and both cheeses to create a Christmas tree platter. We additionally added some tomatoes and fresh parsley for some added color. A simple yogurt and honey dipping sauce was prepared, and some whole wheat crackers were served to round it all out. My Mom put this platter together, and as always she did a wonderful job on it.
We placed the pistachios, mixed nuts, and chocolate covered cashews into champagne flutes for easy serving. The La Crema Chardonnay was absolutely delicious. My only complaint is that there wasn’t a second bottle of it. It was so easy to put this party together with the help of Hickory Farms. I hope it’s given you a little holiday inspiration. The Toast the Traditions Gift Crate that we received is available on the Hickory Farms web site, currently for $99.99, and is sure to be a much appreciated holiday gift by anyone on your gift giving list this year.
For more than 60 years Hickory Farms gifts have been a classic holiday tradition that brings family and friends together. Many Americans have a distinct memory of Hickory Farms at their holiday gatherings; Hickory Farms is very proud to be a part of those nostalgic moments and continues to focus on and celebrate its long heritage of tradition and authentic holiday memories. Hickory Farms not only embraces passing down traditions through generations of families, but also creating new traditions and sharing them with loved ones.
Where can you get Hickory Farms this holiday season? Check out the Hickory Farms web site, and more than 700 Holiday Market stores and kiosks across North America, as well as in select retailers.
Win a Hickory Farms Toast the Traditions Gift Crate
Hickory Farms has generously offered to give one About a Mom reader the same Toast the Traditions gift basket that we received. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents, ages 18+, and ends on December 4, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.
What’s one of your holiday traditions?
Disclaimer: Compensation and products for review were provided by Hickory Farms via MomTrends. I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review and to facilitate a giveaway. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Hickory Farms.