Meghan Markle’s tips for hosting the holidays on a budget are going viral

Anyone for an Almond Milk Spiced Holiday Cocktail?

Meghan Markle
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are one of the most talked-about couples in the world, and from the release of Prince Harry's memoir Spare to their Netflix documentary, Harry & Meghan, 2023 has been no exception.

This week however, it wasn't revelations from behind closed Palace doors that got the world talking but instead the Duchess of Sussex's Christmas hosting tips.

Meghan’s former lifestyle blog, The Tig, featured a lot of advice when it came to hosting and parties, with one particular blog post breaking down her holiday decorating tips (especially on a budget) and her winter tipple of choice to serve -  an Almond Milk Spiced Holiday Cocktail of course!

With it being Twixmas, her festive hosting advice has unsurprisingly resurfaced, and we're all ears.

Here are Meghan Markle’s top holiday hosting tips…

Making and serving the Christmas dinner:

"Have each of your friends bring a dish or cook together in the kitchen. If you do not have a proper set-up, use your dining room table or kitchen counter as a buffet."

"Purchase silver serving trays, platters and nut bowls from flea markets or Etsy to add formality to hors d'ouevres passing."

Laying the Christmas table:

"When creating a table-scape, keep it simple and crisp with an all white tablecloth, runner and napkins. Accent with gilded plates and napkin rings and use a stylish set of cutlery. All white flowers placed in the low vases are the perfect centerpiece."

Decorating the house:

"Traditionally, garland or magnolia branches are used to adorn a stairwell bannister or mantle. Take this concept and trim the outline of a mirror or beautiful piece of artwork that is centrally located in your entry hallway or living room."

Making Christmas cocktails:

"Use mint julep cups or Moscow mule mugs as low vases instead of drinking mugs. Fill with savoury herbs or all white florals."

Well, there we have it.

Be right back - we're off to try all of this immediately.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.