Making Time for Friends This Festive Season

  • This is a sponsored post with Mionetto

Christmas is a time to catch up with family, but quite often my friends get forgotten about even though they’re some of the most important people in my life!

I share so many good times with my friends, we’re always having giggles together, however for some reason my Christmases are always spent without them. When Mionetto treated me to a few bottles of their lovely sparkling wine and some M&S party food I knew this was the perfect excuse to get the girls together for some drinks and canapés before we all get carried away with family arrangments.

Prosecco is always my go-to drink for any kind of party. I love how easy it is to drink and serve, no mixing cocktails or spirits and worrying if you’ve added the right amount! So it was a night of sparkling wine and canapés, literally my two favourites! Christmas just means canapés to me and I’ve always had the tradition of having canapés for a late breakfast while opening presents on Christmas day!

Sometimes when hosting friends it’s easy to think “oh there’s so much to do and prepare!”, but actually it can be really easy to stick the canapés in the oven and serve with napkins — yippee, no washing up!

The Mionetto sparkling wine is made in Valdobbiadene which is the processco region in Northen Italy. Well I know where I want to go for my next holiday… *hint hint Michael*. They use traditional methods and the best quality grapes to make this prosecco, which makes it smooth, light and easy-to-drink. You can’t miss it on the shelves with its bright orange label to stand out above the rest.

I’ll be picking up a few more bottles for the festive season as I’m being daring enough to host Christmas this year, which means I need a lot of prosecco on standby!

I wanted to challenge you to make time for your friends this Christmas if you don’t already! Do you have any traditions on Christmas that you’ve always stuck to every year? I’d love to hear them!


This is a paid sponsored post with Mionetto. They also provided us with the wine and M&S food! Thank you so much Mionetto for working with me this festive season and getting my friends and myself together to spend some quality time together. I only ever work with brands I thoroughly would recommend. Please see my disclaimer for more information.



  1. 2nd December 2017 / 10:34 am

    Wine, nibbles and lots of chatting is an ideal night for me 😊.

    • sophiekate
      11th December 2017 / 10:28 am

      Thanks, Sian!!

    • sophiekate
      11th December 2017 / 10:28 am

      Aw thanks Katie it was!

  2. 4th December 2017 / 9:18 am

    This looks like the perfect evening! Nothing better than party food and sparkling wine during December x

    • sophiekate
      11th December 2017 / 10:27 am

      Isn’t it just the best month for food and drink ay!?

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