Archive for October, 2013

Last Minute! Halloween Party Tips Plus Recipes

If you are one of those short on time, catch your breath. Here at Classic Hostess, we have all the seasonal accessories for the perfectly spooky party bash. Plus get two indigenous drink recipes!

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Glamorous Glass Drink Dispensers

Usually the ultimate sparkle is achieved with natural sunlight. However with the Classic Hostess Beverage Dispenser, you have an entertaining piece that will sparkle through the night. And if you are looking for the elegant Holiday Server, search no further!

Meet the Bellinis….

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Top Holiday Gifts For Her – All Under $50

The Buck Stops Here… 

Welcome another installment of our Holiday Gift Guides. Hopefully with each written piece, there’s another name being crossed of your Gift List. Never too early to start the Shopping Spree we say.

This Christmas Gift Guide is dedicated to all the women in your life!

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Top Gift Ideas For $50 and Under

Give and Get Given – Without Breaking The Bank. 

This year give with heart. Really! Present a present that will make her smile but will not erase yours. Although your Holiday Gift List seems to grow every year, your credit card statement should not. As a frugal freak, I came across some real posh gift ideas at Classic Hostess for him and her. And, I promise they are each under $50. Ha, I can see your smile spreading….

 Laser Cut Christmas Ornaments Gift Boxed

Detailed snowflakes will definitely surprise and please everyone. These beautiful, intricately carved birch veneer snowflakes come in a set of 27 in a pretty little wooden box with four panels inside. The box alone is pretty (perfect for holiday gift giving) but the snowflakes really do steal the show. Boasting burnt edges to define the shape and golden thread in which to hang, these laser cut ornaments would look lovely on any tree, or even as a fall mobile hanging overhead.


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Serve Up Some Holiday Vibe – Glass Drink Dispensers


In my house, no entertaining piece gets as much repeat (and compliments!) as my Glass Drink Dispensers.  I shall let you in on a secret. As a frequent hostess,  all I do is wave newcomers over to the Hydration Station while I get to mingle with my guests.  Better yet, these indecisive attendees get to browse the cocktail selection, try a cup here and there without at their own convenience. For the Holiday Partying Season, I love those 2 New Beverage Dispensers at Classic Hostess. They got the festive look,  the chic structure and of course my trusty old stainless steel spout.

Bellini Gold Glass Beverage Dispenser with Infuser and Ice Core

                                                                     The ultimate sparkle of the night! This Gold Glass Drink Dispenser was love at first sight. And the best Part?  Not only is this drink dispenser highly elegant, but it contains an infuser for flavored fruity texture. Plus, the Bellini Gold Glass Pedestal Drink Dispenser has an ice core to keep your ice in a chamber and your drinks cool. Ye, you hear me! With a capacity of 1.5 Gallons, I can see this Glass Bellini Beverage Server become the Holiday Entertaining Star!

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Top Christmas Gifts For Men Under $50

Find Him The Perfect Gift For The Perfect Prices – No matter who he is, or what he does, HE deserves a unique and creative gift you can passionately present.Make it a Merry Holiday with Classic Hostess’ Top Picks of Gifts for the Gentleman, without breaking the bank.


Wooden Six Pack Beer Carrier -$43.99


Handmade in the USA, this rustic crate is perfect for carrying home brew on the road and it is bound to become your best drinking buddy. This tote is designed to hold any style 12oz. beer bottle so you can load up on a variety of finely crafted ales.

Executive Tan Leather Framed Manicure Set -$44.99


 A variety of staple grooming tools are elegantly tucked into a tan leather case, combining fundamental convenience with affluence. Manufactured by Royce Leather Gifts, the manicure set can be personalized by engraving initials. For the Well-Travelled Groomsman.

Lewis And Clark Compass

– $32.00

 Suggested for the historian or antique collector. Created by Authentic Models, the small wooden compass is a replica of the one used by Lewis and Clark.  The Wooden Authentic Models Compass arrives gift boxed and will fit into his pockets at all times.

Zing Anything White Vodka Infuser – $25.99

With a 20 oz capacity, the acrylic American made bottle is completely BPA free.  Double steel wall keeps all infused vodka or beverage chilled for long length of times.  For those hosts looking to spice up their next party, the vodka zinger will be your perfect wingman.

Whiskey Stones – Christmas Gift Ideas

The Essential Whiskey Accessory – The Quintessential Taste




Okay, water is awesome. We cannot deny that. And perhaps its best feature is that we can freeze it. ( The ice stuff you know is made of water too!)  And when it is frozen, it is of course just lovely for all warm beverages.

Awww, but wait. Here is the catch.  If the temperature doesn’t stay below freezing, then the hard water starts to melt and you drink becomes all watery and doesn’t taste good anymore. It’s all very scientific stuff. You wouldn’t understand.

Luckily, a few great soapstone workers in Vermont have created the Whiskey Soap Stones. These little ice imitators are specially designed to put a slight chill in your Whiskey. All you do is put them i the freezer for a few hours and then pop a couple into a glass of single malt. One you are done, rinse, dry and start all over again! And no need to worry about a water drink, because Whiskey Rocks do not dilute. ever. Dylan Thomas would have loved these things. We hope you will too.

For a final personal touch, Classic Hostess has engraved iconic symbols for your dear man on those Whiskey Soapstones. Let him know he rocks with those whiskey cubes.

You know your guy better than us; feel free to choose from: Gentleman Whiskey Soapstones, Macho Man Whiskey Rocks, DAD whiskey Rocks, Christmas Whiskey Rocks and even Love Notes Soapstones.

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Top Holiday Gifts For Women Under $50

 Find Her the Perfect Gifts for the Perfect Prices

Make it a Merry Holiday with a huge selection of affordable gifts for women. Classic Hostess developed fabulous, well priced gifts to get your Holiday Gift List for her going. Spoil your loved ones with our picks for the best affordable gifts for moms, daughters, aunts, best friends, and all the other ladies you adore.


 Jelly Green Pure Flavour2Go Fruit Infusion Water Bottle – $12.99

The ideal way to purify a drink with a fruit infusion and get natural flavor. For a lady that is on the go, the retailer has Jelly Green Pure Flavour2Go Fruit Infusion Water Bottle made from unbreakable Tritan Plastic. The infusion water bottle can hold up to 20 oz of infused drinks. Available in many colors, the Red, Yellow, Or Green Zingers contain a flip top lid which makes it a great gym or hiking accessory.







Antica Farmacista Santorini Diffuser -$25.00

Classic Hostess has an array of scents for the home ambiance. (Classic. huh?) The Santorini Antica Farmacista Reed Diffuser contains 100 ml of a medley of crisp citrus and green notes artfully paired with exotic spice and natural wood essences. Small packaging complies with the TSA regulations; the Diffuser includes birch reed and gift tags. For just $25.00, the Santorini Home Diffuser allows one to bring a piece of home as a gift to her.










Red Utensil Flat Kitchen Wall Clock -$39.99



Measuring 14″ in diameter, The Kitchen Wall Clock sports red plastic spoons and forks in a sunburst fashion to add to the kitchen clock’s whimsical charm. Classic Hostess sells it for $39.99 and suggests this wall decor as a gift for her for any aspiring chef or housekeeper. (Husband, you reading this, ye?)










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Classic Hostess is an online retailer of beautiful and exquisite table top accessories and home decor. From wine decanters, cake stands, wedding decor, gifts and holiday themed decor, Classic Hostess will enhance your home.

Mighty Purse – Charge While On The Go


 Fashionable, Fun, and Functional, Plus a Fusion of Technology  – the Mighty Purse is the essential Handbag Butler for every Modern Woman on the Go. 



  • Rechargeable – The Mighty Purse features a high capacity chargeable battery that can recharge your phone up to twice its power per charge
  • Genuine Leather – The Purse is available in an array of different colors to suit each event and style.
  • Ultra-Compatible– The Mighty Purse works with all Micro USB Smart Phones, Iphones plus your kobos and much more.
  • LED Indicator– You always know how much power you still have with the LED Charge Indicator
  • Storage – Credit Card Pocket, Zipper Coin Compartment and Hidden Cable Compartment.


The Mighty Purse holds your essential items yet it’s small enough to fit in your favorite handbag, ensuring your phone will always be charged!


Halloween Drinks and Cocktail Recipes

Have Your Halloween Party Go Off With A Screech!

Pleasantly Spooky! Oxymoron?? Now is the time of the year, you can make it happen! Follow Classic Hostess simply scary cocktail and drink recipes, wacky party ideas,  for a most awesome Halloween Party.

Apple Cider Punch – Recipe

Fruit Juice, Apple Cider, and sparkling White Grape Juice make up this tasty Halloween Concoction. Serve Cold with black licorice sticks for tasty straws. For Adults, you can substitute the Grape Juice with Apple Cider.

  Serve: In a Cooler Glass or Hiball Glass

Jack Apricot Iced Tea- Recipe 


Black Tea and Apricot Nectar make a refreshing Iced Tea Drink. Ladle the tea out of clear punch bowl, with Paper Jack O’ Lantern adorning the outside; smiling to you!  You can attach the paper using temporary adhesive, like gummy tacks.

Serve in: Punch Bowls or even Glass Drink Dispensers








Haunting Hot Chocolate – Recipe


The Hot White Chocolate Drink looks even spookier with a white ghost marshmallow floating inside. You get to warm up your guests, ( Frighten them a bit too) with the divine Halloween Drink.


Serve in: Coffee Mugs








Mad Science Martini – Recipe


Get creative in your kitchen with this nonalcoholic beverage. Blends of fruit flavor make up this red and green beverage. It sips perfectly from a martini glass.

Serve in: Martini Glass









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