Welcome to Day 4 of our 5-Day Holiday Organizing Challenge!
Today’s Topic: Holiday Entertaining with Style, Grace and Organization
Let’s talk about holiday entertaining. Whether it’s a cocktail party with your coworkers, a cookie or gift exchange with friends, a progressive dinner with your neighbors or a big holiday meal that you host for your family, there are a lot of opportunities for entertaining during this season!
With a little thought and a lot of pre-planning, you can take whatever event you are planning and break it down into small, manageable pieces that will make for a holiday season that is filled with joy, not stress.
A Holiday Entertaining Action Plan:
- Make your guest list
- Establish your budget
- Set the date, time and place and allow yourself plenty of time to send out invitations
- Decide on your menu and write your shopping lists; is there anything you can prepare ahead of time?
- What traditions will be included?
- Clean and decorate your home
- Select gifts or favors, if appropriate
Today’s challenge is to begin writing an action plan for your event. Also, please comment below and share your tips for stress-free holiday entertaining!
If you’d like more detailed tips and organizing strategies to help make your holiday entertaining less stressful, the Simply Organized Holidays E-book and Workbook contain tips, lists and forms you can use now and throughout the year.
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Be sure to check back tomorrow for our Day 5 tip and challenge!