Friday, December 11, 2015

Holiday Hostess Tips

Hello Loves,

Hosting family and friends for festive parties is one of my favorite things about the holiday season. But getting everything ready for your guests can cause a lot of stress. Here are some tips that I've collected (mostly by watching my mom) that will help make the holiday season more stress-free and fun!!

one// instead of having a full bar have a signature cocktail accented with a handful of red and white wines and a couple of beer choices.

two// light candles to set the mood and dim the lights for a cozy feeling. Make sure to put the candles out of the way so no one will bump into them

three// send thank you notes! Handwritten notes are a nice way of thanking people for coming to your party and a bit unexpected these days.

four// create comfy places for your guests to sit and be sure to have plenty of extra seating. Creating clusters of seating areas will help promote conversations

five// plan and prepare with enough time. Aim for having your house prepared for guests to arrive 30 minutes before they are invited to arrive in order to have a little time for yourself to kick back and relax

six// plan out a room flow so that it is easy to move around the room and enjoy everyone's company

seven// enjoy your party! It may not be perfect but it will be fun if you let go and enjoy yourself. 

eight// say hi to your guests, don't stay buried in tiny party details

Are you excited to throw holiday parties?