The holiday season is right around the corner and soon your home will be filled with loved ones from near and far creating happy memories together.
Get Ready for Holiday Entertaining Now
The holiday season is right around the corner and soon your home will be filled with loved ones from near and far creating happy memories together. Avoid the holiday stress and hustle bustle by getting ready now. The Decorating Team at Alamosa Home is here to share the secrets to holiday entertaining success with you.
Front of Your Home Festive Flair
Your porch, steps, front door and even your mailbox are all places to add your personal decorating style. Use the outdoors as inspiration. Evergreen bushes, boxwoods, pinecones, magnolia leaves, and holly branches all blend perfectly. Hang classic white lights, garland, and red bows for a traditional look. Vintage ice skates, sleds, and holiday luminaries are also eye catching decorating elements. Be sure to hang a welcoming holiday wreath on the front door!
Bring on the Bubbly
A well-stocked bar makes for easy entertaining. The holiday season is filled with planned parties as well as pop up guests. Be ready by setting up your bar now with a variety of liquors, mixers, and nonalcoholic options. Clean your bar glassware, barware (muddler, jigger, cocktail shaker, bottle opener), and determine where your bar will be located. A wheeled portable bar provides the flexibility of moving your bar to where everyone is gathering.
Set the Table
Before you plan your holiday menu, give your dinner and serving ware a checkup. Replace any chipped or missing pieces and make sure you have enough place settings. Think about your get-together…will it be informal or need place cards? Decide what type of holiday tablescape you’d like to create for the dinner table and buffet.
Part of the magic of the holiday season is hosting loved ones! Create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in your guest bedroom with the help of soft linens, fluffy pillows, and thoughtful items such as books, magazines, and snacks. Let your guests know how happy you are that they are there! For additional tips, read our Tried and True Ways to Make Your Overnight Guests Feel at Home blog post.
Take time and get ready now so that you can sit back and enjoy all of your holiday entertaining this season! What do you do to avoid holiday stress? Share with the Alamosa Home Community in the comments below!