Entertaining with Cannabis
How To Incorporate Mary Jane into Your Holiday Party in a Way Your Guests Will Love
Gone are the days when having cannabis at your holiday party meant homemade pot brownies strong enough to kill the vibe. Thanks to artisan cannabis crafters, you can now have sparkling infused beverages, cannabis tea mocktails, pre-roll bars, and an array of presentations that are perfect for enthusiasts and newcomers alike.
We’ll guide you through creating a cannabis display that’s sure to impress and relax your guests.
How To Curate the Perfect Cannabis Bar
In order to choose the right selection ask yourself:
Are my guests new to cannabis, or do I have a mix of newcomers and enthusiasts?
Do I have a space for smoking or not?
For all newcomers, select low dose products and products high in CBD. For a mix of guests, get a mix of products. Either way, clearly label everything and consider putting a sign up about dosing (we made one for you to use!). Help your guests choose their own adventure!
Inhalables vs. Ingestibles
Products that you smoke, vape, and ingest sublingually (under the tongue) have a faster onset and shorter duration. These products go directly into your bloodstream, so you feel effects in 10-15 minutes. Items you ingest (like gummies, chocolates, etc) are first processed via your digestive system and therefore take longer to come on -- sometimes up to an hour -- and they also last longer. The two types of consumption also affect people slightly differently, and some people prefer one method over the other. We recommend having a mix of the two.
Smoking and Vaping
Make a pre-roll display! Place 2-3 types of prerolls in glasses with cards telling guest strain name and effects. Decorate the table with antique ashtrays and fancy matchbooks.
Vapes are also great for parties, especially when you don’t want smoke indoors. Many are available in low dose. Pro tip: add a small platter of alcohol wipes with a discard cup so guests can wipe down the pens between uses to avoid spreading anything more than holiday cheer.
A Sativa or a Sativa-leaning hybrid will be the best choice to liven your holiday party, but stay away from strains the are described as cerebral. If you want products that are lower dose, look for strains that have both CBD and THC. And remind newcomers that one puff is a great starting point!
Products we love
For a light high that will relax and unwind: Garden Society CBD Pre-Rolls
For a stronger buzz that will leave you feeling good: Dosist Bliss Pen
Want the effect of inhalables with zero smoking or vaping? Sublingual strips are the way to go! Place these under your tongue and let them dissolve.
Products we love
For a stimulating uplifting high in two strengths: Olo Social Strips
For a light buzz that is stronger if you take two: Level Elevate Tablinguals
Party Perfect Edible Display
Chocolates, mints, and gummies in clearly labeled dishes makes a beautiful display. As a rule, a newcomer should start with 2mg or less of THC to try it out or try a high CBD product. Be aware that how much you’ve had to eat or drink will affect how strong the edible feels. Start small and wait an hour. You can always add more.
Products we love
For the total beginner that wants a touch of relaxation: Plus Gummies CBD
For the low doser who wants to relax and giggle: Satori 3mg Chocolate Strawberries
For the cannabis lover who also loves chocolate: Garden Society 5mg Dark Chocolate with Chili
For decadence, or smores: Mellows 5mg Infused Marshmallows
Your New Favorite Drink
Make killer cannabis mocktails using cannabis tea, soda, or by adding a tincture to a drink.
Products we love
Straight, no chaser: Cann’s Social Tonic is a crowd pleaser with its delicious flavors and low 2mg THC dose.
For a mocktail that can beat any cocktail, use Kikoko tea and one of their amazing recipes. “The Betty” is a CBD-based cocktail inspired by the Sidecar. “The Gloria” uses an aphrodisiac THC tea to blend hibiscus, cardamom, and rose with cranberry and orange. See a recipes.
To add to your favorite cocktails: Juna Jade Drops have a 1:1 CBD:THC ratio, and can be added to any cocktail in whatever dose you choose!
Serve An Infused Dessert
Serve a THC or CBD dessert to cap off your dinner party in style!
For those that want relaxation with no high: using your favorite type of milk make Om Edibles CBD Sipping Cacao. A high CBD dessert is also a great way to combat inflammatory effects of the many glasses of wine you served throughout the evening.
For those that want a little buzz: Top your favorite vanilla ice cream with Potli Olive Oil and large flake sea salt. Be sure to measure the olive oil, 2-3 mg of THC is a perfect nightcap.
Label Your Display
As you would a cheese display, adding cards describing each item is extremely helpful. Add the product name, the strain if you know it, whether the product contains THC or CBD, and how many milligrams of each per serving. You may want to put a knife and tray out so guests can split edibles into measured pieces should they want a lower dose.
Ask Us for Help!
Ordering from Sava is easy, and we’ll deliver right to your door in a discreet package. Have questions about what to order? Call or email us for advice!
*Make sure everyone consuming cannabis at your party has is 21+.