Columbus Celebrated The Holidays DIY Style

On Monday, December 3rd, 2018, Columbus Yelp Elites got festive at Studio 614, a fabulous female-owned paint and sip style business that is known for going above and beyond painting a canvas. This do-it-yourself event focused on three holiday parties must haves; great food, creative libations, and cheerful decorations.

We kicked off the evening with a delicious cocktail thanks to the first ever collaboration between Pink, a vibrant lemon liqueur, and Hotel Tango, a veteran-owned distillery based in Indianapolis. Not only did we get to enjoy the cocktail but the whiskey experts from Hotel Tango walked us through each step to recreating the exclusive “5 Star Review” cocktail at home. This easy DIY drink certainly got our creative juices flowing but before we got to crafting, we got to snacking.


Next up we welcomed brothers, Duncan and James from North Country Charcuterie, a family-owned business based right out of Columbus. These fellas are experts at cured meats and so graciously walked our crowd through what it takes to craft a perfectly balanced charcuterie board destined to leave your guests drooling for more. Complete with samples of their mouthwatering spreadable chorizo and salamis, we learned about the importance of balancing flavor, colors, and textures when creating a charcuterie board of our own.

Last but certainly not least, Megan and her artistic team at Studio 614 walked us through creating our very own holiday wreaths. They offered a plethora of complimentary supplies including pine cones, ribbon, bulbs, and greenery. The steps were easy and we all got lost in the holiday spirit thanks to wonderful company, lively holiday tunes, and a very special visit from Santa!

Thanks to our four amazing partners, Columbus areas Elites left fully equipped to host their very own holiday party. Remember, you can never go wrong with great drinks, creative libations, and cheerful decorations!

To read the five star reviews and see photos from the event, check out the event listing here.

If you’re interested in learning more about our partners, you can find Studio 614 here, North Country Charcuterie here, Hotel Tango here, and Pink Liqueur here.

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