5 Tips For Easy Holiday Entertaining

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Last Updated on July 3, 2019 by Tracy

I know that the holidays can be stressful, but they don’t have to be!  Here are 5 Tips For Easy Holiday Entertaining. While this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.
Tips For Easy Holiday Entertaining

5 Tips For Easy Holiday Entertaining

Joy To The World! The holidays are HERE! Are you ready? I just spent the day yesterday making my list and checking it twice. Of course I discovered plenty of things that I still needed to do. In the midst of school projects and Christmas shopping, we are also planning our holiday gatherings. We live in Florida and our family is all in Michigan, so over the holidays we plan as much as we can with our friends….our extended family 🙂 Discussions have started, times are trying to be set and meals are starting to be planned. So, if you are planning your gatherings as well, I thought I would share 5 easy entertaining tips to hopefully help you this holiday season stay calm and have a Merry, Little Christmas.

5 Tips For Easy Holiday Entertaining

1. Make a Plan – Decide who is bringing what, pick a time when the meal will be served (not just when people can arrive, because you can always count on someone being early and someone being late) and decide when you want the party to end.

2. Buy ExtraEverything – Have extra food…just in case, have extra drinks, plates, napkins, Scotties® Facial Tissues by Royale®, and toilet paper. You don’t want to run out of anything when you have a house full of guests.

3. Prep Beforehand – Don’t wait to the morning of to have the kids clean up their rooms or head out to the grocery store to buy the things you need for your meals. Prep appetizers, sides, desserts, etc the day/night before if you can!

4. Keep It Simple – While you may want to experiment in the kitchen with something new, that does add a certain level of stress. So, stick with the items that you are comfortable making and you know everyone loves already.

5. Have a little variety – I recommend having both red and white wine, as well any plenty of non-alcoholic drinks. Have a few food items without meat, etc. I know you can’t please everyone, but it is nice to have something available for everyone to munch on 🙂

I love holiday decorations and I believe that having some festive decorations up and around the house make it more…well, festive 😉  So, be sure to have up some of your favorite holiday decor.

What is your favorite tip for holiday entertaining made easy?

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15 thoughts on “5 Tips For Easy Holiday Entertaining

  1. These are very good tips. I love the idea of preparing ahead…I hate being rushed and then too tired to enjoy myself!

  2. Awesome tips!! We have family here for Christmas Eve and to be honest I hate entertaining lol!! Anything to make it easier is much appreciated!

  3. Thanks for the tips..I’m always looking for help too as I’m so crazy busy.
    I agree with plan ahead..I even write a schedule of wha t needs done each day..I am already started..I know..it takes for every..3 days of cooking not including desserts. Many of those are prepped now.
    I also learned to wrap immediately instead of waiting and doing all at once..

  4. My tip is to not forget kid-friendly foods like carrots, cheese/crackers, etc. I also create a menu so that if people want to bring something; I can share what is already on the menu.

  5. These are great tips, thank you so much for sharing! I definitely like to plan ahead, it makes things easier and a little less stressful! 🙂

  6. Great advice especially # 4 Keep it simple. I stress over every little detail when I have guests over and looking back some of my most memorable and favorite memories were just sitting around a table eating chips out of a bag and talking.

  7. I can’t help but stress a little but doing as much as I can ahead of time goes a long way in keeping stress to a minimum. I’ve also learned to delegate (a little).

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