Healthy Holidays Party – Recipes & Inspiration

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!
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The holiday season is my absolute favorite time of year – not only because of the yummy food and the giving spirit that’s in the air, but because I love getting friends and family together to host parties! Being a healthy food blogger, I get so much joy from creating delicious recipes and spreading holiday cheer to my loved ones through food and drinks! This year, I thought what better theme for a holiday party than “Healthy Holidays”? I love the holiday season, and want to continue my healthy living to enjoy this time of year to its fullest, so I put together a Healthy Holidays party to help spread some healthy holiday cheer!

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

My inspiration for the party was Emergen-C, a dietary supplement served as a drink that is packed with B Vitamins, Antioxidants, and Electrolytes. We all know its best to eat nutrition-dense food and exercise daily, but Emergen-C helps give an extra boost of vitamins to help me feel refreshed, restored, and complete in my healthy lifestyle.

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For my party, I headed to Walmart to get Emergen-C 30 count boxes in my favorite flavors: Tangerine and Raspberry!

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

Now that I had my two most important items, my Emergen-C, for my party, all I had to do was pick up lots of delicious fresh fruit, a couple ingredients for my Emergen-C party beverages, and few party decorations to set up my Healthy Holidays themed party!

Emergen-C Fizzy Festive Party Drink

I love how tasty Emergen-C is! It’s fizzy, fruity taste makes it very refreshing and light in taste – I absolutely love drinking it! For my drink recipes, I used:

  • Emergen-C Tangerine
  • Emergen-C Raspberry
  • Club Soda, or sparkling water
  • Honey (or maple syrup)
  • Raspberries
  • Tangerine

 

Raspberry Emergen-C Fizzy Festive Drink Instructions:

Step 1. Put 1/3 cup of raspberries into a blender or food processor, along with 1/4 cup of water and 1 tsp of honey (or maple syrup). Blend until its a smooth puree.

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

Step 2. Pour your puree in a tall glass. Pour one packet of Emergen-C raspberry into the glass.

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

Step 3. Top the rest of your glass with ice and club soda, and stir until your Emergen-C is dissolved.

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Tangerine Emergen-C Fizzy Festive Drink Instructions:

Step 1. Put 1/3 cup of tangerine slices into a blender or food processor, along with 1/4 cup of water and 1 tsp of honey (or maple syrup). Blend until its a smooth puree.

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

Step 2. Pour your puree in a tall glass. Pour one packet of Emergen-C tangerine into the glass. 

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

Step 3. Top the rest of your glass with ice and club soda, and stir until your Emergen-C is dissolved.

 

Party Time! 

Now that you have your fizzy festive Emergen-C drinks, it’s time to put together the rest of the Healthy Holidays party! For decorations, I think simpler is better. I think food is colorful enough, and should be the main focus. As for the non-food decor, I love to use simple, yet boldly colored decorations. This makes a party look festive, without looking too cluttered.

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

See? Mainly food! I added a couple red banners across the food table, and above, to tie the whole party together, as well as coordinating napkins.

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

On a chalkboard I had, I wrote “Healthy Holidays” and placed it on my mantle. You could easily do this on a chalkboard or whiteboard, to help tie the whole theme together, and create a cute, clean DIY look.

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

For the party goody bags, I put in a piece of fruit, and a packet of each of the flavors of Emergen-C I purchased from Walmart. I love putting items like these into goody bags, since I know they are gifts people will definitely get use out of — they are a treat, tasty, yet practical and healthy!

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

I placed them in goody bags, tied them closed with twine, and then placed them in red baskets.

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

The red baskets were made complete with miniature chalkboards that I tied on with twine.

 

Party Food

For the main food item, and to compliment the fruity theme of the Emergen-C, I created a Christmas tree fresh fruit platter!

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

I used green apple slices for the main part of my “tree”, raspberries to represent ornaments, and tangerine slices to represent the star on top.

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks! A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

And of course a party wouldn’t be complete without a delicious dessert! I created a very simple, easy-to-make dessert: fresh raspberries and blackberries, topped with light cream. It tastes fresh, doesn’t take a lot of time to prepare, and is always a crowd pleaser!

Before starting the party, I topped off my Emergen-C festive fizzy drinks with a holiday drink stirrer (also perfect for stirring the Emergen-C powder thoroughly).

A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks! A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks! A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks! A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks! A Healthy Holiday Party: How to create a stylish, tasty, and beautiful holiday party with healthy food and drinks!

Toasting for a Healthy Holidays? I’ll cheer to that! I hope you find delicious and refreshing inspiration to create your own healthy holidays!

To learn more about Emergen-C, you can visit their site here. You can purchase Emergen-C to re-create my fizzy festive holiday drink by clicking here.

Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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