Get the Party Started…

Get the Party Started…
Nothing is more fun over the holidays than catching up with friends and family who you may not get to see that often. Sometimes, when you least expect it, someone pops by last minute leaving you little time to prepare. With no time to run to the store, be sure to use our PGG checklist for quick and easy items to have on hand in advance so that you can enjoy those holiday visits instead of stressing over them. I am a PGG who grew up in a home that friends and family were drawn to, during the holidays or otherwise. My parents were great, prepared entertainers and made everyone who walked through their door feel welcomed, important, and at home. People will not remember what you served, they will remember how you made them feel. A relaxed and inviting home is a welcoming one that people will want to return to time and time again, and that, as my Mom used to often say, “is the sign of a truly great party.”
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PGG Holiday Checklist:
  • Mixed nuts – Trader Joes
  • Assorted crackers – Trader Joes
  • Creamy Toscano Cheese – Trader Joes
  • Truffle Cheese – Trader Joes
  • Seltzer – Stop & Shop
  • Orange juice – Stop & Shop
  • Gingerale – Stop & Shop
  • Seasonal and standard beer
  • White wine
  • Red wine
  • Champagne
  • Bell and Evans garlic parmesean chicken – Whole Foods
  • Raos marinara sauce – – Whole Foods
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese – Whole Foods
  • Coffee – Stop & Shop
  • Half and half – Stop & Shop
  • Kringle or other pastry – Trader Joes
  • Pretzels – Stop & Shop
  • Hot & Sweet honey mustard – Trader Joes
PGG Home and Gift Holiday Checklist:
  • Starbucks mug and gift card for emergency gift
  • Bottle of gift wrapped wine for emergency gift – West Side Wines wraps beautifully
  • Candle for hostess gift when you are the guest
  • Holiday cocktail napkins- to turn any last minute gathering a little more festive
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste/Travel size shampoo & conditioner and lotion for overnight guests

See our printable checklist below:

PGG Holiday Checklist 

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