It’s that time of year! One of the best things about the holiday season is being able to gather with friends and family and celebrate with the people you love the most. As you plan to welcome guests over to your home to exchange gifts and celebrate the season, you may also consider preparing a meal for everyone in your party to enjoy. In this Sincerely, Story House blog, we’ll be providing you with 5 Simple Tricks for Holiday Hosting!
Start with the Basics
Whether this will be your first time hosting in your home or you’re looking to update your tablescape, start with a great tablecloth and napkins to set the scene. You’ll want to make sure that both the tablecloth and the napkins are made of washable fabrics as you’ll most likely encounter spills or messes. Washable fabrics are able to endure all holiday mishaps without staining or wrinkling, so definitely consider this in your table-setting repertoire.
Set the Mood with Some Festive Decor
During this time of year, festive decor is a must! Candles are timeless and can effortlessly bring a warm and comforting aura to your space. Meanwhile, centerpieces and garlands bring in holiday flair and festive pops of color. Pro tip: try incorporating various heights and textures into your decor to create visual interest and spark conversations among your guests.
Incorporate Personalized Touches
If you’re looking to go the extra mile, incorporating personalized touches into your holiday decor plan is a great trick to make your guests feel a bit more special. Incorporating items such as family photos or a handwritten menu help your guests feel welcomed and included in the celebration! As a bonus, guests can take home the personalized items as a gift! Holiday shopping made simple!
Serve Seasonal Snacks
When it comes to seasonal snacks, most of us think of the classics. Eggnog, peppermint, sugar cookies, and hot cocoa are all plentiful during this time of year, but an easy tip to improve your holiday hosting is to think of creative ways to elevate these classic holiday flavors. Consider creating dishes that incorporate these flavors in surprising and delightful ways, or maybe even find ways to elegantly add them into your presentation.
Don’t Forget Finishing Touches!
Details, details, details. Here at Story House Real Estate, we never underestimate the power of a well-thought-out presentation! In every event we have in our office space, we make sure that fresh flowers, colorful cloth napkins, flatware that matches the color scheme, balloon arches, etc. are part of the planning process. Your guests will appreciate this attention to detail and it will help to elevate the table setting that much more!
Creating the perfect holiday tablescape takes some time and effort, but it is worth it when you can create a beautiful atmosphere for friends and family to enjoy together! With some thoughtful planning, and our 5 Simple Tricks for Holiday Hosting, your celebration is sure to be one that your guests will remember for years to come. If you’re still in the throws of holiday planning, our blog How to Prep Your Home for the Holidays is definitely worth the read! Whether hosting or heading out of town this season, we hope your holidays are filled with so much joy! As the season comes to a close, we’d love to chat about your real estate needs and goals for the new year! Click the “Let’s Connect” button above to get a head start on your real estate goals for the upcoming year, and from all of us on the Story House Real Estate team, happy holidays!