Deck the Halls and Host Them All: Your Guide to Holiday Entertaining

The holidays are a time for gathering with loved ones, sharing delicious meals, and creating lasting memories. If you’re planning to host a holiday party this year, here’s a guide to help you make it a festive and memorable occasion.

Your Guide to Holiday Entertaining

Blouse (small) | Faux Leather Pants (4) Charger Plates | Red Round Placemats

Plan and Prepare

  • Set a date and time: Choose a date and time that works for most of your guests and allows enough time for them to enjoy themselves.
  • Create a guest list: Decide how many people you can comfortably accommodate and send out invitations in advance.
  • Plan your menu: Consider your guests’ dietary needs and preferences when planning your menu. Make sure you have a variety of dishes to choose from, including appetizers, drinks, and desserts.

  • Decorate your home: Deck out your home with festive decorations that reflect the holiday spirit. Use lights, ornaments, garlands, and other decorative elements to create a warm and inviting atmosphere.

I love adding votives and candles to my tables.

Votive | Flameless Candle

  • Set the mood: Choose music that is festive and upbeat. You could also create a holiday playlist that your guests can enjoy.
  • Have an icebreaker: We played an easy icebreaker at our Christmas party. We divided up into groups of 5 people, and each group had a roll of toilet paper. Each person in the group was asked to take the amount of toilet paper they use when going to the bathroom (lots of fun watching this!). Then you tell them that they are to tell something about themselves with each square they tore off. We had a blast playing this game!
  • Most importantly, relax and enjoy yourself! The holidays are a time to celebrate with loved ones, so don’t stress out about making everything perfect.

One of my favorite things to serve during the holidays is my Wassail Punch. It’s delicious and makes your home smell so good. I used this hot beverage dispenser to serve the wassail.

Here are some hosting essentials:

If you’re looking for some home decor, here are some neutral options:

If you’re attending a dressier holiday party, here’s an outfit idea:

Perfume | Coat | Dress | Earrings | Handbag | Lipgloss | Slingback Heel

With a little planning and preparation, you can host a holiday party that your guests will remember for years to come!

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  1. Cyndi , Really enjoy All your great ideas and your beautiful grandchildren 💕
    Enjoy them tonite and enjoy your time with Cory tomorrow ♥️🎄
    Blessings 🙏🏻
    And BFTH is just on point

  2. I bet it’s fun to come to your house. I had a friend like that. I called her Martha Stewart. She has passed but we all miss her cooking and entertainment. I went to my grandson’s Christmas program last night too. My grandkids attend a Classical Christian education school that’s half school and homeschool. Some of the songs were in Latin. So beautiful.