Friday, December 2, 2016

How to Give Your Favorite Host a Helping Hand

The merrymaking experts at Ocean Spray share top ways to give the most to your host this holiday season

 Every host knows, 'tis the season to light up the party circuit by adding an abundance of glitz and glam to every gathering. From the neighborhood cookie swap, to the New Year's Eve bash, the holiday season is filled with soirees galore!  Whether the host is a cocktail connoisseur, an entertaining enthusiast, or a holiday decor devotee, a helping hand is always appreciated. 

So how can you be a "guest that will impress?" It's as simple as clicking your rhinestone red shoes three times and bringing a gift that helps your host shine! What better way to dazzle your host and fellow guests than by including the fruit that's the life of the holiday party – the amazing cranberry! No other fruit shines brighter during the holiday season – from colorful ways to deck the halls, to a festive flavor that adds flair to cookies, crafts and cocktails. Bring this tiny red berry as your plus one and you're sure to be the best guest on the list!

Be the ultimate host helper with these cranberry inspired gifts:
Decor They'll Adore: 

Deck the halls for your holiday decor devotee with a crimson creation made from the heart – and cranberries, of course.  Easy DIY decor gifts like a Holiday Kissing Ball, a Cranberry Topiary or a Cranberry Holiday Wreath will help the host set the scene for celebrating.

Cranberry Cocktail a la carte:   Help your cocktail connoisseur serve up swanky cocktails by stocking the bar cart with festive ingredients and garnishes, such as sugared cranberries and swizzle sticks. Toast the host with a wintery White Cosmopolitan or a Champagne and Cranberry Juice Sparkling Punch.

Appetizer Accoutrements:  Not sure of your holiday host's style? Top tables and palates with ornate appetizer options that can be unwrapped and readied at a moment's notice. Fresh Cranberry Orange Relish, Cranberry Bruschetta and Cranberry Herb Butter are easy gifts to give in decorative jars with a wheel of brie or a baguette.

Night Cap Noshes:  Help your entertaining enthusiast send guests home with a sweet memento. Beautifully appointed Merry Mint Cookies and Santa's Hot Cocoa Cookies served on a pretty platter or individually wrapped for guests to take home will help your host wrap up the night on a high note!

Whether you are hosting or a guest, Ocean Spray has plenty of new ideas to help you celebrate the holidays in style on its Plan-It guide. Have a gift worth sharing? Join the conversation on Ocean Spray® Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages.

About Ocean Spray

Ocean Spray is a vibrant agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry and grapefruit growers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world's leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries and is the best-selling brand in the North American bottled juice category. The cooperative's cranberries are currently featured in more than a thousand great-tasting, good-for-you products in over 100 countries worldwide. With more than 2,000 employees and nearly 20 cranberry receiving and processing facilities, Ocean Spray is committed to managing our business in a way that respects our communities, employees and the environment. For more information visit: or

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