Entertain like the Sexiest Man Alive, Blake Shelton’s holiday entertaining tips


Blake Shelton, the Sexiest Man Alive, is serving up some holiday entertaining tips to make the holiday season even more festive.

Maybe it’s the smile or maybe you’re a country music fan, Blake Shelton is a popular celebrity. His downhome country charm has wide spread appeal. Even though many of us don’t live on an Oklahoma farm, that down home, country spirit can work its way into some easy to follow holiday entertaining tips.

The holiday season is the perfect time to gather with family and friends. But, those gatherings can become stressful. Everyone wants the picture perfect food and the master mixologist cocktail. Truthfully, the best holiday gatherings are simple.

Blake Shelton’s holiday entertaining tips, photo provided by Smithworks Vodka

Blake Shelton teamed with Smithworks Vodka to share three simple, easy to follow holiday entertaining tips. Smithworks Vodka, a spirit from the heartland, chose the Shelton partnership because they have similar backgrounds. Whether enjoying a quiet evening on the farm or a dinner with friends, this partnership is about simple, good enjoyment. Just like the tractor that adorns the Smithworks Vodka label, hard work and good company are reasons to celebrate.

When planning a holiday event, a few key tips can make all the different. These three holiday entertaining tips aren’t elaborate; they are smart. Why not simplify the holiday gathering this year. Focus on what’s important and the event could be the most memorable one yet.

Blake Shelton’s holiday entertaining tips, photo provided by Smithworks Vodka

Here are Blake Shelton’s & Smithworks Vodka three must have holiday entertaining tips.

1. Know your guests taste preferences

When you invite a group over for a holiday party, make sure that you know people’s likes and dislikes. For example, if no one likes red wine, don’t let that beverage be the only cocktail served. According to Shelton, he knows that a lot of his friends enjoy lemon lime soda. His holiday signature cocktail uses that particular type of soda.

2. Add a touch of personality to everything that you

From a signature look to a favorite phrase, everyone has a spark to his personality. At any holiday gathering make sure to add some of that vibrant personality. From a little garnish to a signature color, the added touch doesn’t have to be elaborate. Just make sure that everyone sees that special part of you in the holiday event.

3. Raise a glass to family and friends

The holidays are about friends and family. Why not celebrate those special people and those special moments over a cocktail. Once everyone arrives, propose a toast to family and friends. The words don’t have to be extremely eloquent. The sentiment is what matters. Toast to the memories, the laughs and the holiday cheer.

Want to celebrate the holidays with a Blake Shelton approved cocktail? Smithworks shared Blake’s Pick cocktail. For a holiday twist, add a candy cane garnish.

"BLAKE’S PICK, provided by Smithworks Vodka.2 parts Smithworks Vodka5 parts Diet Lemon-Lime SodaIceLime Wedge (or in Blake’s holiday video a candy cane)Directions: Add ingredients to a cup of ice, add garnish and enjoy."

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The holidays are about spending time with the people you love. Let these simple holiday entertaining tips from Blake Shelton and Smithworks Vodka guide your special celebration. Let the holiday festivities begin!