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Drunk Decorating Guide, The Food Edition

It’s our third and final Drunk Decorating Guide, and this time we are decorating with food. Because it’s easy, cheap, and simple. Plus, it’s the Friday before Christmas, so if you’re looking for something quick to do to put you in the holiday spirit, it needs to be simple!

Drunk Decorating Guide, the Food Edition

Cranberry Candle Centerpiece

It doesn’t get more low-maintenance than this:

  • Step 1: Purchase a package of cranberries from the supermarket.
  • Step 2: Fill 3 bowls or glasses with the cranberries.
  • Step 3: Nestle a tea light candle to the center of the berries. Light the candle, and set it out on your table.

decorating with food! Cranberries, tea light candles, and glasses from your cabinets.

festive - and inexpensive - holiday decorating, with FOOD! Cranberries, tea light candles, and bowls from your cabinets.

A trick in decorating is the rule of odd numbers: things always look better in sets of 3, 5, or 7, etc. If you have a long table, and want to use this as a centerpiece, you could even line up 9, 11, or more down the center of the table. A no-fuss centerpiece that makes a big impact!

Cheeseball Snowman

You’ll probably have a lot of parties to go to this season, or maybe it’s just one or two. Either way, this is an appetizer you can make that will hit a home run every single time: it’s my “No-Cook, Snowman Cheese Spread”. And it will become the instant centerpiece of the party food table.


It’s one of the easiest things you can throw together and it is a definite crowd-pleaser! Also, your kids can make this while you sit on the couch with a savor the flavors of a nice Hot Toddy and failure as you scroll Pinterest and find all the other crafts and crap you couldn’t get done this year. For the full recipe, go here: Snowman Cheese Spread.

If you missed the first two Drunk Decorating Guides, full of other ideas for things you can do to spruce up your home before the guests arrive, you can find them here:

If you missed my holiday gift guide chock FULL of ideas and things you still have time to order before Christmas, check that out here:

That’s it for now! I will probably take a break until after the New Year. I hope you all have a safe, happy holiday, and a fantastic New Year!! Thanks for following me here.


Alessandra Macaluso is the author of What a Good Eater! , Lucy the Bee and the Healing Honey, and The Real-Deal Bridal Bible. She’s also a Qigong and Tai Chi instructor, and overall wellness advocate. Her work has been featured in several anthologies which can all be found on her Amazon author page, and she has contributed to The Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, TODAY Parents, and many other online publications.

Alessandra is a northerner-turned-southerner, enjoying the south with her children, Penelope and Ciro, and her husband, Greg.

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