As soon as the twelfth month of the year rolls around, I start tingling with excitement. I daydream about attending or hosting fancy cocktail parties, where we all dress up in our favorite festive cocktail attire, sip on a few cocktails, and get toasty warm from the inside out, and munch on elegant bites all night. This time of the year certainly evokes a certain celebratory quality, don't you think? Here are a few ideas for cocktails, finger food, and sweet treats for your own holiday party. Along with these menu items, we suggest dimming the lights, donning your favorite red lipstick, and playing a little 1930s-era jazz as background music.