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.
Classic Champagne Cocktail
The simple, delightful combination of champagne, bitters, and sugar in a classic champagne cocktail  is nothing if not elegant.
If the name alone doesn't make you want to celebrate the night away, then the simple, flavorful ingredients of the Fitzgerald  sure will.
Chocolate White Russian
It's decadent – basically a dessert – and it's only got a few ingredients, making it a breeze to whip up over and over at your party. Try a decadent chocolate White Russian. 
Rosemary Clementine Sparkle
With a name like Rosemary Clementine Sparkle , what else can you do with it except celebrate the night away? Try this sophisticated and elegant libation at your next classy cocktail party.
Sweeten your next gin cocktail with good-quality honey. Try the simply sweet and refreshing Bee's Knees cocktail. 
Mushroom and Brie Bruschetta
After all of those cocktails, you must be ready for some food. Try this elegant finger food to start. The flavors involved in mushroom and brie bruschetta  are out of this world.
Oysters are almost a must at any classy cocktail party. Oysters Casino  is a really flavorful and colorful way to serve this shellfish.
Make the most out of persimmon season and wrap them in bacon! These bacon-wrapped persimmons  are great cocktail-party finger food.
Addictive crab toasts  make a great cocktail-party appetizer because they are incredibly simple to prepare and they're full of delicious flavor.
Marinated Goat Cheese and Olives
This appetizer won't take you much time to prepare, but it will leave your guests begging you for your secret! It's elegant and rustic at the same time, and the combination of goat cheese and olives, marinated in a lemony olive oil , is mouthwateringly good.
Stacked cream puffs drizzled with chocolate glaze  will have your guests fighting over who gets the last puff. Stand back and feel proud that you've just hosted an incredibly successful cocktail party.
Banana Bread Pudding
Though it may not be the most elegant of desserts, banana bread pudding  is heartwarming and tasty, just what your guests will want after one too many cocktails.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Pudding Cups
Creamy, rich peanut butter and chocolate pudding cups  are a charming way to cap off a night. Each cup must be made separately, but the process is easy, and the result is well-worth it!
Hazelnut mousse  is a ridiculously easy dessert that comes off as delicate and sophisticated. Your guests will never know that you only spent 10 minutes preparing this dessert.
Mini Brownie Sundaes
Bite-sized brownie sundaes  are a great way to serve up a delicious dessert without using up any of your plates or bowls. Translation? Less cleanup!