Holiday Tip from Your Friends at Willow Bloom Home
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the festivities of the holiday season, and nothing is more important than making it your own. When I’m asked: how can I make my holiday atmosphere unique? I always reply with a question of my own… what do you love to do, and what are you most proud of! Here are a few of the most common questions I am asked from friends and family when it comes to décor and making your holiday setup unique.
1.How should I style my Christmas tree? Traditional or something out of the box?
When it comes to styling your tree the first thing to consider is the size. Find a tree that can fill an empty corner and have it 1.5-2 feet from the ceiling. After you find the perfect tree, it is all about lights and displaying the things that bring you joy that holiday season. Did you just have a newborn? Perch small photos of your new pride and joy on the tree with footprint or characters that spell out his/her name. Are you singing fanatic? Then litter the tree with doves, pears and branches with partridges to emulate the 12 days of Christmas. Did a loved one just graduate from university? Place their alma matter/school emblem on the tree to pay tribute. These are just a few ways to make the tree your own. Personalize it with things that have impacted your life in 2018.
2. What are some tips to make a holiday party a success?
There are a few great ways to set the up an enjoyable party experience. I love to have Christmas music playing softly in the background with a fire already burning in the living room. For the men, turn on a football game on mute so they can watch as they converse, and have an open bar with coffee and tea also available. This holiday season is all about spending time with the people who you care about, so enjoy the company you have in a cozy and jolly setting!
3.What are a few tips to manage the kids during a holiday get together?
Kids are going to be hopped up on sweets and natural energy, so it’s always a challenge to keep them engaged while not screaming. A tactic that I have found to be quiet effective is create blank cookies in the shape of holiday themed items (Christmas tree, Santa’s face, etc.) and let them decorate them with icing. Give them sprinkles, a variety of icing colors, chocolate chips and a space where they can make a little bit of a mess and watch them personalize their holiday treats. This not only gets them invested in the actual process of making the cookies, but it also glues them into staring at the oven until they’re done. This engages them enough to let you have some time to talk with company and grab another drink!
If you have any holiday solutions, we would love to hear them! And if you have the time check out some other holiday tips from our friends at Pottery Barn: Holiday Tips From Premier Party Planner Bronson Van Wyck!
Happy Holidays! 😊