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Get Ready for Guests – Prepping for Holiday Entertaining Now

rancho's church at night in snow 01The Decorating Team at Taos Lifestyle is making our list and checking it twice! The holiday season is almost here and before long your home will be bustling with loved ones from near and far. There will be no need for stress if you prepare for this season’s entertaining now. Read on for expert advice on hosting the happiest of holidays.

 

Outdoor Decor

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No matter the size of your outdoor space, adding holiday decorations creates a welcoming atmosphere for all guests who enter. Adorn your front door with a beautiful wreath. Add greenery and ornaments to window boxes. String lights and garland around a front porch. Staging your outdoor area sets the tone for what to expect indoors. Don’t forget your outdoor patio, especially if you live where the weather is warm!

 

 

Stock the Perfect Holiday Bar

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Entertain with ease by stocking your holiday bar with must haves now. Select a few choice liquors, mixers, and non-alcoholic beverages. Be sure you have a cocktail shaker, bottle opener, jigger, and muddler on hand. Clean your glassware and decide where your bar will be set up. We love the flexibility of being able to move your bar to where the party is happening with a wheeled portable bar.

Set the Table and Mood

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The spotlight is on your holiday table and you certainly want it to shine! Prep for your dinner party by looking over your dinner and serving ware for any cracks, chips, or missing pieces. To set the mood, select the music playlist and create a warm ambience with an assortment of candles. Design a festive focal point using a centerpiece or tablescape. All that is left is to plan the delicious menu!

 

Make Your Overnight Guests Feel at Home

Esty Lil Cubby

Esty Lil Cubby

Part of the magic of the holiday season is hosting loved ones! Prepare now by establishing sleeping arrangements…will your guests be staying in the spare bedroom or on the sleeper sofa or futon? Wash all linens and blankets for that fresh, clean scent. Put together a cheat sheet with your Wi-Fi password, security alarm code, and how to use those perplexing remotes. Last but not least, stock a drawer in the bathroom with toiletries your guests may have forgotten to pack such as toothbrushes, soap, razors, and shampoo. Your visitors will feel right at home!

Take time and get organized now so that you can sit back and enjoy all of your holiday entertaining this season! How do you handle holiday planning? Share with the Taos Lifestyle Community in the comments below!

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