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Guide: How to throw the best holiday dinner party in Edmonton

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All right Edmonton, we’ve got the holidays on the brain. Only weeks away from the most wonderful time of the year, so obvi we’re teaming up with the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen to bring you 8 ways to prep for your best holiday dinner party!

From recipes to how-to’s and the Answer Line, the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s website is your go-to source for everything to prepare you for your holiday dinner parties. Flex your culinary creations with backup. Just in case you forget your bread plate should be on your left, give the Answer Line a call. A quick 11 digit dial (1-877-420-9090) and you’ll be easily connected to the Home Economist, who can answer your questions before anyone notices!

THE FOOD

Explore new culinary creations on the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s recipe section on their website. Learn insider tips and bring your authentic dinner party dishes straight from the worldwide web, right to your dining room table!

Looking to spread a little more holiday cheer? Bring your A-Game to the kitchen with ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s The Kitchen Playbook. Designed for any rookie, take your cooking game from an F to A overnight. With easy to follow recipes, impress any guest this holiday!

truLOCAL

Pair ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s recipe selection with every ingredient you need from truLocal. Delivered straight to your door, shop local meats, produce and even dessert. Skip the holiday hustle, move over Safeway, we’re heading right to the oven.

Where: Online only

Old Strathcona Farmers Market

As Edmonton’s first indoor farmers’ market, choose from over 130 vendors each Saturday and have your pick of the litter of fresh, locally grown produce. Try out ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen’s recipes with the best in produce from Old Strathcona Farmers Market.

Where: 10310 83 Ave NW

THE DRINKS

Let’s face it, no holiday party is complete without a couple of crafty cocktails to wet your whistle. Move over $9 wine or whatever else is on sale at the Liquor store. Add a little adult bevies into the mix with some holiday-inspired craft beer and spirits.

Lost Mitten Blueberry Sour

Edmonton’s original craft brewery has found our lost mitten just in time for holiday szn.
Alley Kat brewing released, it’s Lost Mitten Blueberry Sour craft beer….anyone else grinning from ear to ear just reading that? Dazzle guests with seasonal ales to match the holiday cheer!

Where: 9929 60 Ave NW

Cherry Rye Spirit

Delight guests with a fancier affair with spirits from Hansen Distillery. This family-run distillery is the perfect match for mixed drinks or for straight sippin’. Their Cherry Rye tastes just like Mom’s homemade cherry pie, but in a whiskey form, ha.

Where: 17412 111 Ave NW

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Out Comes the Wolves

For your more sophisticated craft beer drinker, try a Beer Cocktail like the Out Come the Wolves by Sea Change Brewing Co. With notes of nutmeg and spiced orange Cordial, this fancy brewski pairs perfect for those alternative beer enthusiasts.

Where: 9850 62 Ave NW

THE MOOD

Any holiday party will need those “where did you get those” type of accessories. Set the mood and queue the ooo-ing and ahh-ing with the latest goodies and local treasures found at these neighborhood gems.

Habitat etc.

Fill your home with the latest in artisanal trinkets and treasures. Give your guests something to talk about, from locally made and sourced art, home decor, other stationery items, and more!

Where: McKenney Building, 10187 104 St NW

Red Ribbon Boutique

This boutique paradise has everything your guests will adorn. Dress up your holiday dinner party with findings at Red Ribbon Boutique. Shop an array of beautiful, interesting, and practical objects that are yours for the taking. PLUS pick up one of our fave candle companies, Milk Jar. Ignite holiday infused aroma with Milk Jar’s season Harvest scent!

Where: 12505 102 Ave


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THE LOOK

Looking to dress to impress? Of course, you are. No holiday party is fully equipped without the likes of an envy-worthy outfit. Winter fashions are here, and we’re ready to get your layering game on point with these local boutiques.

Bamboo Ballroom

Get your holiday style ahead of the curve. Shop Bamboo Ballroom for easy looks that pair perfectly with your Saturday night dinner crowd!

Where: 8206 104 St NW

Blogger Armoire

This luxury consignment store is your place to shop high-end brands and save a couple of pennies while you’re at it.

Where: #102, 11523 100 Ave NW

Pitty patter let’s get ‘atter. For real though, Edmonton, you’ve got guests to impress. We wish you the best in all of your holiday dinner party season. Cheers, friends!

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