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Holiday Celebrations

Taking Holiday Celebrations to the Next Level

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Nov 16

Looking to plan the ultimate Holiday Celebration? Ask any party-planner-extraordinaire and they’ll tell you that you’ll need:

  • Great food & drink
  • Fabulous décor
  • Sweet scents filling the air to set the mood (amongst other things).

Thymes has got you covered on all these fronts for the quickly approaching holiday season with the fragrances that are at the heart of the season.

Step 1: Food & Drink


The center of any gathering, food and drink are essentials for a successful celebration. Thankfully, gingerbread baked treats and a family simmered cider drink recipe are both inspiration for two of our best-selling holiday collections, they’re also just the perfect complement to a holiday celebration.




Picture-worthy gingerbread Cookies: This recipe was used to create the gingerbread cookies used for one of our Holiday Catalog Photoshoots. Made in a variety of fun holiday cuts and delectable frosting, they’re an easy and charming snack for your party.


Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg yolk
2 cup + 3 tsp sifted all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground clover
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
In a large bowl — cream butter and sugar until smooth. Add molasses and yolk. Combine dry ingredients, blend into molasses mix until smooth.

Cover — chill for at least one hour.
350° oven. Roll dough on lighly floured surface 1/4" thickness. Cut 2" apart.

Bake 8-10 minutes. *Cool before frosting.





Simmering Traditions: Mull these ingredients together to make not only your kitchen smell amazing, but to also make a cider recipe that will keep your guests coming back for more. This recipe has been passed down through generations of one of our Thymes Team Member’s family and inspired the creation of our new Simmered Cider Collection.


Simmered Apple Cider
2 qts apple cider/juice
4 cups cranberry juice
2 cinnamon sticks
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp honey
2 tbsp cloves
Combine all ingredients. Heat until boiling. Reduce heat. Simmer for 30 minutes.

If too sour, add more honey. If too sweet, add more lemon.



Step 2: Fabulous Décor


This step is important to set the overall tone and mood of your event and how you want your guests to feel. It’s important to think of both your own personal style as well as any party theme when contemplating this. Whether you’re going for modern, traditional, or trendy, Thymes has something for you to enhance your surroundings.



Modern: Crisp, clean accents create beautiful simplicity. Frasier Fir Gilded products as well as our gingerbread ceramic products, have clean lines and delicate accents, to enhance a modern home décor style.



Traditional: Rich and comforting, you like to accent your space with welcoming elements of the familiar. Frasier Fir Northwoods products with rich wood accents, as well as Frasier Fir Heritage and gingerbread products create the cozy, welcoming environment your guests will love.


Trendy: Inspired and contemporary, you like to stay up-to-date on trends. Our Frasier Fir Limited Edition Collection features mirrored metallic glass and wood accents. The hammered copper Simmered Cider pieces add a touch of brass that will have your friends buzzing.


Step 3: Sweet Scents


The finishing touch is having all the spaces in your home smell as fabulous as your event! Whether it’s the entryway to your home, the guest bathroom or kitchen, there’s a perfect Thymes Holiday product to fill these spaces with elegant fragrance. When in doubt, always light a few candles in the main rooms of your home for both ambiance and fragrance throw.

Entryway + other small spaces:

  • Votive Candles: add ambiance and charm to cozy spaces. Thymes Votive Candles feature tinted or patterned glass that when lit, providing an inviting glow.
  • Petite Reed Diffusers: if you’re looking for a flameless option for fragrance to fill more intimate spaces, a Petite Reed Diffuser is a great option. In charming bottles, they’re also a great home décor item.

Guest Bathroom + Kitchen

  • Sink Sets: with a Hand Lotion and Hand Wash in bottles that are pretty enough to have on display when guests are over. Both will leave your guest’s hands pampered and smelling amazing!
  • Bar Soap + Dish Set: a charming addition to any sink side as an alternative to the liquid Hand Wash for leaving guest’s hands cleansed and lightly fragranced.

Here’s to a successful celebration and a holiday season filled with happiness and joy!

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