Planning for the Holidays – Tips for Decorating and Entertaining
Hello friends! Welcome to the Saturday Spotlight, where each week, I like to highlight a different theme or topic to inspire you. As we approach this very busy time of year, most of us are overwhelmed with to-do lists. Of course, we’d all love a stress-free holiday season so I’ve been thinking of ways to make decorating and entertaining a little easier. Join me today as I share some tips for planning for the holidays!
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Planning for the Holidays – Tips for Christmas Decorating:
Are you considering a new color scheme for your Christmas tree? This week on the blog, I shared my blue Christmas tree decorating ideas from past years. For me, I find it helpful to begin my decorating with a plan. Maybe some of my simple blue decorating tips will inspire you to try something new!
If you’d rather decorate with red this Christmas, you might like these red Fair Isle Christmas decorating ideas that I shared this week!
If you don’t want to go crazy with your Christmas decor this year, just decorate a few vignettes around the house. Try some of these easy vase filler ideas!
Once Thanksgiving is over, don’t throw away all the extra cranberries you bought. Here are some tips on what to do with leftover cranberries!
Planning for the Holidays – Tips for Entertaining:
If you’re expecting company for the upcoming holidays, here are 7 ways to prepare for holiday guests.
Or, if you’re heading out to see friends or family this holiday season, don’t forget to bring a hostess gift – (these are very practical…and a bit funny too!)
If you realize you’re out of brown sugar but have a million cookies to bake, here is an easy way to make your own brown sugar with two ingredients you probably have in your pantry.
Planning for the Holidays – Shopping Finds:
If you’re looking for a unique but practical gift, I highly recommend ordering Legacybox! Over the past few years, I’ve used this service many times to digitize old video tapes and home movies. Who doesn’t have a bunch of old tapes they’d like to preserve?
Since almost anyone who entertains could use a wooden cheese board, this one would make a great gift (or is nice to keep for yourself!)
If you’re like me, you see all things you want for yourself…while you’re supposed to be Christmas shopping! For instance, I’ve been eyeing up this swivel chair for awhile! Not only does it have great reviews, but it’s relatively inexpensive!
While you still have time to plan ahead for your long distance friends, order them a gourmet gift basket!
Or if they have pets, surprise them with a Barkbox!
As you’re planning for the holidays, take a look at these tips and creative projects from around the internet:
- Get organized with these 10 ways to prepare for Christmas in November!
- Start enjoying the holidays with these memory making traditions!
- For a pretty DIY project, try this tutorial to make yarn Christmas trees!
- This year, make a DIY simmer pot gift for someone on your list!
- To plan ahead now (for after Christmas), use these tips to organize your ornaments!
- If you plan to host a holiday party, this looks like a delicious punch! Cheers!
Hopefully, I’ve inspired you with these tips on planning for the holidays!
- If you missed the last Saturday Spotlight, read – November Home Decor.
- And if you’re still trying to juggle Thanksgiving and Christmas, here are some ways to decorate for both!
- For even more holiday decorating and celebrating ideas, read Let’s Enjoy the Holiday Season!
How are you planning for the holidays this year?
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I really need to transfer my old movies and VHS tapes on Legacybox! I keep putting it off because it will take forever to go through them and put them in order!
Great tips for those prepping for the holiday season, Shelley!