Mark Addison Shows Us How to Throw a Holiday Party Like the Stars

‘Tis the season to add some sparkle! Lifestyle professional Mark Addison revealed to Us Weekly how the professionals preserve their vacation events fashionable and their visitors pleased. From protecting your drinks chilly all night time to how to fashion your desk on a funds, watch the unique video above to see how the Cocktail Chameleon author can up your recreation and elegance your celebration like the stars.

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Ice, Ice Baby
“The key to partying like the stars is extra cold drinks because no one’s here for a warm cocktail,” Addison informed Us. To forestall the celebration fake pas, he shared how to make a DIY ice bucket that won’t solely preserve your drinks chilly all night time but additionally shall be a attractive centerpiece in your bar. 

“I created an ice bucket made out of ice. I filled [a gallon-sized bucket] with water, fresh cranberries, star anise, and a little bit of holiday greenery that you can trim off your tree,” he defined. “Then I put an empty bottle in it and freeze it. Use a little bit of warm water to get the bottle and the ice bucket out.”

Think Outside the Box
“My favorite thing to do is you use wallpaper remnant as a table runner,” Addison confirmed Us. “It’s perfect because it’s laying around your house already and now you can put it to good use.  You can also use holiday wrapping paper or some other craft paper that you like.”

Instead of conventional serviette rings, the decor guru makes use of cheap fake diamond bracelets round the napkins and as an added bonus, your visitors can take them house as a celebration favor. 

For place playing cards, Addison positioned mini bottles of Freixenet at every desk setting. Their black matte bottles are excellent for writing vacation sayings or your visitors’ names with a metallic marker.

Mark Addison Shows Us How Throw Holiday Party Like Stars
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Drink and Be Merry
“My no. 1 rule for partying around the holidays is that you have to get yourself out from behind the bar,” he suggested. “Let your guests do some of the work and enjoy making their own cocktails.”

Addison created a Make-Your-Own Cava Bar that had all the fixings in your visitors to make a number of concoctions. 

“Set out a selection of juices and flavored syrups with a mix of garnishes to adorn the cocktails,” he shared. “Let your guests’ creativity and tastebuds guide their way in crafting their own signature Cava cocktails.” 

Mark Addison Shows Us How Throw Holiday Party Like Stars
Us Weekly

See under for a few of his favourite vacation cocktail recipes!


  • 2 oz Fresh Apple Cider
  • 3 oz Freixenet
  • Green & Red Apple Slices
  • Cinnamon Sugar Rim

1. Dip the rim of your glass in a mixture of cinnamon and sugar. If it’s not sticking, add a little lime juice to the rim earlier than including. 

2. Pour the apple cider into your glass and prime with Freixenet. Garnish with two apple slices.


  • 2 ounces Cranberry Juice
  • 3 ounces Freixenet
  • A spoonful of Pomegranate Seeds
  • 1 Rosemary Sprig

1. Add cranberry juice and Freixenet to your glass.

2.  Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a rosemary sprig.

Jack Frost

  • 1/2 ounce Blue Curacao
  • 1 1/2 ounces Lemonade
  • 3 ounces Freixenet
  • 1 Candy Cane

1. Add blue Curacao, lemonade and Freixenet to your glass.

2.  Garnish with a sweet cane.

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