BPT) - Now that the holiday season is here, you'll likely be attending more parties, gatherings and social events than normal. After all, this is the season for celebrating with friends and family, while also meeting fun new people.
(BPT) - As the year winds down, social calendars fill up with merriment-filled gatherings among friends and family. When hosting a seasonal gathering at home, being proactive can help streamline tasks and reduce stress. From whipping up a feast to toasting in the New Year, here are five ideas for getting the heart of the home - the kitchen and dining spaces - ready for holiday entertaining. Simplify measurements
(BPT) - It's here, the season of go, go, go. The time of year when there is so much to do, especially if you're hosting holiday festivities. You want everything to be magical and so you're planning events, buying presents, making plans for where everyone is going to sleep and all while working a full-time job and taking care of your family. It's a whirlwind but you wouldn't have it any other way. Now you just have to find time to decorate.
Sometimes, store bought decorations just don't make the cut. They're often pricey in a time when people are trying to save money and can lack character and warmth, both elements you want to project in your home. More importantly, store bought decorations are often made from harmful materials that can damage our health and the environment.
We all know the turkey is the real centerpiece at Thanksgiving dinner, but why not try to add some extra elegance to your table? Wow your guests this Thanksgiving with these simple, yet sophisticated decorating ideas: 1. Fill the middle of the table with small gourds and weave ivy garland throughout.