9 Ways to Decorate and Entertain with Chocolate this Holiday Season

lindt lindor chocolate box and holiday gift display

lindt lindor chocolate box and holiday gift display

The delicious Lindt Lindor balls have always been part of my family’s Christmas tradition. Over the years, I’ve used them for decorating my home, for entertaining and naturally, for gifts. So, I was thrilled when I was asked to share how I incorporate Lindor chocolates into my holiday celebrations and entertaining routine.

Let’s start with holiday décor; why not create a festive gift display on a shelf or side table? While most of your gifts will stay under the tree, Lindor’s nested gift boxes bring a sense of order and height to the composition. Adding a few festive decorations will complete the look.

Mini Christmas trees are ideal for small spaces. Try hanging Lindt’s snowman and snowflake balls on a bouquet of white branches with snowflake ornaments and tiny blue baubles. You could also tie the chocolate balls together with fishing line to make a garland for your mini tree.

Creating a wreath with unusual materials adds je ne sais quoi flair to your holiday décor. In the past, I made wreaths with a rustic bird nest, baubles and Tiffany-style boxes. This year, I will transform the red-wrapped milk chocolate balls into a Christmas candy wonderland wreath.

Making your own advent calendar will put many smiles on your child’s face. Between the tree ornaments, the craft supplies, and the little toys, you could reward your kids for their good deeds with a few chocolate treats.

If you are hosting a party or dinner, Lindor balls can garnish a martini (click here for the Chocolate Raspberry Lindtini recipe and for more Lindt chocolate recipes). After dinner, keep your mignardises (tiny, bite-sized desserts) simple by serving an assortment of Lindor chocolates on a platter.

Being creative with your hostess gift presentations doesn’t require being crafty. For example, you can simply fill a ceramic egg crate with delicious chocolate pieces.

Finally, I keep a supply of quality milk chocolate on hand for all my holiday baking needs. Whether it’s homemade brownies for a potluck or a holiday cookie exchange, it’s one less trip to the grocery store. And considering how hectic the holiday season is, that may just be the best treat of all.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Lindt Lindor via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Lindt Lindor.

  • Nicole
    November 12, 2012 at 17:51

    Such lovely ideas!

    • Kim
      November 12, 2012 at 18:23

      Thanks, Nicole! With my toddler that takes over a part of our main floor and two active cats, I needed holiday decorations that don’t depend on a large Christmas tree.

  • Caterina
    November 13, 2012 at 11:03

    Fun ideas! Love Lindor chocolate 🙂 what woman doesn’t!

  • Ingrid
    November 13, 2012 at 13:32

    Love this! 🙂 Thank you for sharing! I will be trying this (I will get started today, I already bought chocolate for the holidays) 🙂