Season's greetings and holiday blessings! Everyone who knows me (and even strangers in line at the Coffee Bean) can attest to how much I adore the holidays. And there isn't one particular aspect that I love most; it's the combination of it all--the Christmas tunes, the cold weather, the colorful decorations and twinkling lights, the festive mood in the air--it all makes for the most wonderful, and my favorite, time of year. Whether you love the holidays as much as I do, or you're hosting a Christmas party and have no idea where to start, here's everything you need to know--from a festive playlist to gift wrapping ideas, and more--to make this holiday season the most amazing one yet.
On Pinterest: 101 Ideas for a Holiday Party
From drink recipes to tablescape ideas, and even festive and sparkling manis, this page offers 101 inspiring ideas to make your holiday party even more epic.
On Pinterest: Holiday Season
Nothing but lovely pictures of all things Christmas and holiday season related. Peruse images of lighted trees, cups of cocoa, and wintry scenes.
On Spotify: Fun Holiday Playlist
There's no denying the appeal of classics like O Holy Night and White Christmas, but this playlist leaves out all the slower holiday tunes in favor of the more upbeat, toe-tapping sounds of the season. Think Jackson Five, Brenda Lee, and Mariah Carey.
On the Blog: Party Hosting Tips
A complete timeline that tells you everything you need to know, from when to get dressed (because yes, it matters) to where to place the food tables.
On the Blog: Pretty Gift Wrapping Ideas
Clever ideas for remixing old magazine pages, newspaper, and even foil into festive gift wrapping for the holidays (and beyond!).
On the Blog: DIY Holiday Cookie Body Scrub
Whether you're trying to combat dry winter skin yourself, or looking for the perfect gift for your friends, this homemade body scrub has got you covered.
On the Blog: Fun Holiday DIYs for Kids
The kiddos are out of school for a couple of weeks so keep them entertained with Christmas movies (A Charlie Brown Christmas, Elf, Home Alone, and Santa Paws are always great, kid-friendly picks), trimming the tree, and a few crafty DIY projects
On the Blog: 3 Ways to Transform Store-Bought Cookies
Everyone seems to go crazy for cookies this time of year (perhaps it's the influence of a particularly jolly, sack-toting fat man?), but with so much to do there may not be time to bake. But this is no problem for a savvy girl like you--just take store-bought cookies and elevate them to gourmet heights with the addition of ingredients like melted dark chocolate, dulce de leche, and pistachios.
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