The most wonderful time of the year has arrived! The lists, the food, the shopping, the decorating, the meal planning, the family, the fun and the events. I’m amazed that at the end of the season, I’m still ready to take on what the new year brings. I’m full of lists: grocery lists, shopping lists, gift lists, wish lists, I’m up to my ears in LISTS!
Holiday Entertaining and Decor
I’ve spent countless hours planning, organizing and determining which events we’ll attend, where I will shop, who we will visit, what I need to buy, who I need to buy for, what we will eat and how I will turn my frumpy home into a magical little paradise of wintery fun for my family to enjoy and celebrate the season. I’ve scoured the internet, Pinterest and even asked a handful of friends to share with me how they get ready for their Holiday Entertaining and Decor. They’ve shared some really great ideas and helpful tips!
- Do Make a list.
- Do Plan ahead.
- Do Create a budget.
- Do It Yourself.
- Do Research.
- Do Keep it simple.
- Do Know your limits.
- Don’t overspend.
- Don’t rush.
- Don’t impulse buy.
- Don’t over do it.
- Don’t kill yourself.
Help me, I need help! Let’s face it, I’m writing this post to help you, but honestly, I need a lot of help myself. Sure, I am a stay at home mom who blogs, crafts, shuttles kids around, plays the role of the wife and does a million other jobs every single day. I so want to be the creative genius when handling Holiday Entertaining and Decor, but I need help and if you’re anything like me, you could use a little too!
Ellen shares her Christmas Entertaining Ideas at Confessions of an Overworked Mom. As much as we all wish we could be a little like Martha, we just can’t be Martha, only Martha can be Martha. So Ellen’s tips teach us how to keep Christmas Entertaining simplified, yet beautiful, memorable and time friendly.
Candy shares a Magnetic Clothespin Ornament at Mommypalooza. This ornament is a craft that doubles as a fun and creative Christmas Card Display. These crafty kits are a affordable, fun for the children and festive for the decor! My kids love it when they can help out with the decorating and creating.
Shari shares Easy Decorating Tips for the Holidays on a Budget at Beyond the Ordinary Life. Some people love to go out and buy new things, Shari teaches us to improvise, reuse, and repurpose, so that we stay within our budget. Each year I bring out my most treasured finds, from pics, to bottles, lights, ornaments, stockings, and anything I chose to “save.” Not everything in the box finds new life in my current set up and if I feel like there is something I’m lacking from my decor, I sure do like to hit up my favorite Dollar Tree first.
Jamie shares how to Make a Melted Snowman Ornament at Tiger Strypes. If there is one thing that I love, it’s the ability to get crafty with objects and materials that I already have at home. Epsom salt is the key element to this adorable little ornament. Isn’t it darling?
Rachel shares Easy Holiday Entertaining tips at Tools2Tiaras. From planning, decorating your table, setting up your bar area and even the day of the party, you’ll find step by step instructions on how to have a seamless, fuss free holiday event.
These Holiday Entertaining and Decor ideas are all fun, resourceful and budget friendly. They put the money back in your wallet and allow more time for you to enjoy precious moments with your loved ones this holiday season.
Do you have any creative, fun or useful Holiday Entertaining and Decor ideas to share?
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