Someone says holiday entertaining and you begin to cry, your soul shrivels and you take to Pinterest to find how you can use pinecones to build a faux reindeer for your tablescape. I don't know when it happened, but at some point everyone went WAY over the top with holiday gatherings. We are forgetting to keep it simple, intentional and make it about actually getting to spend quality time with people. This week my Creative Collective studio celebrated two birthdays so instead of heading out for dinner, we all convenient at the studio and ate doughnuts, cheese, crackers and drank a lot of wine and champagne. It was the best night I've had in a while. 

To do some of YOUR planning for you, take a look at these 20 holiday entertaining dishes. Many are simple while others are too beautiful or flavor pairing amazing to skip. Whatever you decide to make, select with intention! Cheers to the weekend!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Foodie by Mode. 

Dietitian Nutritionist. My husband Chris and I create food and beverage photos, videos, stopmotions and recipes. And they're really cool.