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The words "hassle-free holiday trick" are music to our ears. We partnered with Delta® Faucet to announce their newest addition to the kitchen, ShieldSpray™ Technology. It makes holiday cleanup easy by keeping the splashing contained, so we're free to entertain more. And we're celebrating by sharing our favorite make-ahead sauces that'll add that something extra to all your holiday dinner parties.

We're heading into a-party-a-day season, which is generally a blur of clinking wine glasses and little appetizers being passed around. As a guest, it's easy to get stuck in the lull of hi hello what do you do—a lull that's often only broken by an extra nice bottle of bubbly or a host's fancy kitchen (just me?). But maybe you're hosting and you're looking to avoid the lull entirely and to wow your guests with something just a little off the beaten path of holiday revelry.

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Glasses a little dusty from sitting in the back of your cabinet all year? Give them a little swish (without splashing everywhere, thanks to the Delta Faucet ShieldSpray™ technology).
Glasses a little dusty from sitting in the back of your cabinet all year? Give them a little swish (without splashing everywhere, thanks to the Delta Faucet ShieldSpray™ technology). Photo by Mark Weinberg

Dust off the punch bowl you only use during this time of year (let's be honest) and pick a punch recipe. Here are a few punch recipes you might want to consider:

Bowery Punch

Bowery Punch by Food52

Pomelder Prosecco Punch

Pomelder Prosecco Punch by hardlikearmour

Ferdinand and Isabella's Punch

Ferdinand and Isabella's Punch by Talia Baiocchi

How to Make Punch Without a Recipe

How to Make Punch Without a Recipe by Kenzi Wilbur

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Sparkling Cranberry Gin Punch

Sparkling Cranberry Gin Punch by Food52

M. F. K. Fisher's Half-and-Half Cocktail

M. F. K. Fisher's Half-and-Half Cocktail by Food52

And a sparkling bowl of punch doesn't have to be the only impressive touch to your gathering. One of the best showstoppers you can pull out is a gorgeous ice mold (or two) to chill that delicious punch. It might be the only reason you use that funky Bundt cake mold that you thrifted that one time, and it'll be a good reason to do so.

Watch the video below to see how to make an ice mold for your punch (ahead of time!) and catch a few extra tips along the way.

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We partnered with Delta® Faucet to celebrate their newest addition to the kitchen, ShieldSpray™ Technology. It allows hosts seamless cleanup (be gone, stubborn food specks) without making an even bigger mess (thanks to an innovative shield of water that surrounds the water jet). And all that means more time with guests—plus less time soaking, scrubbing, and shirt swapping.

Tags: Delta Faucet, ShieldSpray, holiday entertaining, hosting, punch, ice mold