The sweaters are out and the kids are starting to make Christmas lists. As our holiday calendars heat up, resident event planners Marcella Kragel and Ina Miller take a moment to help you plan for plan ahead for a more joyful season.
Our homes do so many different types of entertaining during the holidays. Whether you’re accommodating out of town guests, hosting a major holiday meal, or just setting the scene for your own family’s quiet holiday, getting your house ready now will save you time that would be better spent on family and friends.
We try to plan for the holidays just like we plan for any big event, although it is undoubtedly more of a marathon than a sprint. Here is our step-by-step guide to getting your house holiday-ready, so you enjoy your home and the season too.
This is the pre-planning stage. These suggestions, while not the most glamorous, will get your home ready for the holidays no matter what curveballs await.
Now…the fun stuff. Think about how you want your home to look, and how you will be using it throughout the holidays. This is your opportunity to create traditions that will forever be associated with your home.
Troubleshooting! Planning for the unexpected is an acquired skill. Take it from us, we learn something from every event and try to incorporate that knowledge into the next one. Nothing is ever perfect, but these small steps could avoid big disasters.