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15 December . 2017

Stress less with these easy holiday entertaining tips

Give yourself an invaluable gift this holiday season and commit to stress less, even when you’re the host. For inspiration, we have tips for easy, relaxed holiday entertaining.

Easy and beautiful decorations. When you’re hosting a party, you want your decorations to be easy and unique. It doesn’t hurt if they’re affordable in the bargain. Real Simple has these ideas for creating holiday décor from items you can find at the grocery store, party supply store and garden center.

Festive first impression. From a sidewalk lined with luminarias, to front door flower basket, start the holiday mood at the curb with these 100 Christmas decorating ideas from Southern Living.

Effortless housecleaning. Better Homes & Gardens has these tips for making your house spiffy in a jiffy, with a calm 7-Day Cleaning Plan and a 1-Hour Quick Clean Plan. 

Party plan. Real Simple also offers these tips for planning your holiday party, including easy good and cocktail suggestions, how to “fun-shui” your space, and how to wind it down.

Keep the kids happy. In this article, “mompreneur” and mother of four Rosie Pope offers 8 ways to keep kids entertained while adults mingle at holiday parties.

Quick recovery. Good Housekeeping has some great tips for planning and hosting parties so guests won’t leave your house a mess. They also have some ideas for a quick and easy cleanup.

Communities like Sweetwater also offer holiday parties and events for residents of all ages to enjoy. These events are a fun and easy way for residents to connect with neighbors and extend the holiday cheer beyond their own private parties. See photos from recent Sweetwater holiday events at our photo gallery.