Simple, creative ideas for holiday entertaining with Alexandra Hedin

Above: How to pair pears (get it?) with cheese and a pineapple vodka punch!

SEATTLE -- It can be daunting having to entertain the masses over the holiday season- but it shouldn't be! That's the way local lifestyle and entertaining expert Alexandra Hedin rolls. She took us through three batches of simple, creative ideas: whether you're hosting a holiday cocktail party, a family breakfast, or a New Year's Eve shindig. Watch the videos to see how it's done, then check out her easy-to-follow (and fun!) blog HERE.

(P.S. My personal favorite, other than the pineapple vodka punch (ahem), is the mini-gingerbread houses! So easy!)

Below: Mini-gingerbread houses are SO MUCH EASIER. Also, delicious eggnog ice cream in espresso. You're welcome.

Below: Hosting a New Year's Eve party doesn't have to be hard. It just has to have Prosecco and popcorn.