We know you have been busier with work, and trying to maintain some semblance of a routine, and things have not been easy. As hard as it may be to adjust to new developments in the world, you have done well so far! But, since you aren’t traveling and you are keeping things small this year, it is safe to say the Holidays are looking a little different. Don’t fret, the magic of the Holidays will still be alive and well, because you have this covered! Just in case you need some help, we are here for you! We have a few tips to make this Holiday season a breeze, no matter the size of your get together.
Ask for help if you need it
Ok, we know this one may sound silly, because you are the host with the most and able to conquer anything! We know. But this year has also been full of major ups and downs, so don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it. It can be a small ask, too. Like when your friend asks what they can bring to contribute, tell them what you actually need! Or if you have everything covered, don’t be afraid to ask them to bring their favorite board game or something of the like. This way they feel like they are contributing, they aren’t spending any money, and that is one less thing for you to be thinking about.
Make things personal
Since you won’t have too many people over this year, it will be easy to make everyone feel special and welcome because there are less people to focus on. Making name placards allows you to provide your guest with a personal touch, and it will also give you a chance to flex your creativity muscles! You can use the simplest of items like a pen and paper. Or you can go full Marth Stewart and bust out your Cricut cutter and vinyl print onto the plates. The possibilities for personalization are endless when you are the host!
Decorate with flowers
Flowers are always a good choice when hosting an event. They brighten the space, add natural elements to your design, and are just plain beautiful to look at. With same day flower delivery from ProFlowers, you will take your home from boring to fresh instantly, and they will be delivered straight to your door! ProFlowers has so many options to choose from, it will be hard to choose just one, so don’t! Don’t be afraid to get an arrangement for your table, countertops, and even the bathroom vanity! If you end up having one arrangement per guest/grouping, let them take them home for a memorable parting gift!
Send them home with leftovers
The Holidays normally involve a lot of food and if you are used to cooking for a big group of people, it will be hard to adjust your recipes. We say just cook the same amount as usual, and send your guests home with lots of leftovers. Labeled paper bags add a thoughtful touch to sending your guests home with the goods. If you don’t have the time to get them shipped to you, do it yourself! You can get all those grocery bags you have been collecting, and decorate them for your guests. It is an easy way for them to take their leftovers home and it helps you clear out some of your bag stash.
Ensure they are comfortable in all rooms
With big parties it is easier to hide who exactly made the bathroom smell like it does. But with a smaller group, it is harder to hide that sort of thing. Don’t worry, Poo-pourri has you covered. Get yourself a Holiday scented bottle to place near the toilet. It will please noses, and make your guests more comfortable in the bathroom.
If you are still struggling trying to figure out what to do, don’t worry too much about it. Your guests will just be happy to see you and will be happy that they didn’t have to do all the work for once. They will be pleased with whatever it is you come up with, so enjoy!