Rethink You Table Decor
When it comes to decorating the table, forget the flowers and Christmas villages. The first dry out quickly and the second can be expensive as only high-end collections look good. Instead, opt for paper pines trees in neutral colours, for example. This adds a touch of whimsy to the table while being modern in design. Arrange them in groups of odd numbers for a simple but ingenious embellishment. Their greatest advantage is that after the party you can store them flat, taking up practically no space in the closet.
Prepare the Kitchen
People naturally congregate around the kitchen island during any gathering. Fill this space with holiday cheer by decorating it as you would the living room or front yard. For example, you might hang stylish gingerbread people to the light fixtures or a garland of wool Christmas balls, or lay out a set of beautifully embellished cocktail glasses, etc. Indeed, your guest will appreciate a well-appointed bar nook, with glasses, spirits, and the necessary accessories—and you won’t have to serve drinks the entire time.
Give a Nod to Pop Culture
Everyone has heard of Christmas comedies like Home Alone and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Some big box stores sell complete ornament sets inspired by these mythic movies. As soon as they walk in, your guest will know these halls are decked in honour of a great film classic. If you don’t like to take holiday decorating too seriously, this idea is for you!