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Whoa, December and its festivities just fell upon me. It crept up! While I can’t wait to partake, I am dreading the madness, the rush, the crowds and the endless preparations for all of our holiday gatherings. Not sure if you know, but, out seasonal kick-off is December 8th. Traditionally, we all meet up for “El Dia de las Velitas”. Translated it is very straight forward: the day of the little candles , really it is the day of the luminaries. to light candles, paper lanterns and send off in the air our globos (giant paper lanterns). This of course does mean that a full blown celebration happens around the simple act of lighting candles. Naturally this first celebration takes place at my home, setting the mood for the rest of our partying… Oh boy, I do need to keep my cool and chill this holiday season and take it all in. I am determined. Time to use these Tips To Ditch The Holiday Hosting Stress!
Six Tips To Ditch The Holiday Hosting Stress
Alright, you sent out the invites and you are D-1. Let’s get right to it and get into happy holiday zen mode:
It does not need to be complicated. It does need to be delicious. My secret weapon is HoneyBaked Ham. We know it is delicious. It requires very little prep, and going to my HoneyBaked Ham store means I can also take care of side dishes and dessert in one visit. The menu is practically made for me. This is what I call an easy flavorful paired up menu. I love that it makes it look like I slaved in the kitchen! It will even save you cutting time because it is already spiral sliced for you. The icing on the cake? It does bring back memories of home to everyone that indulges in it.
Set the table the night before:
Like that you won’t forget any of the must-haves or details you want to include. Doing this is also a great way to ensure you have a place for everyone too. By the way, don’t worry about not enough matching dishes: mix and match! Go for an eclectic and original look.
The simpler the better. Not only will you save your sanity, you will ensure that the conversations flow easily around the table. Just an idea: a rose in a votive candle holder looks striking against a green or white tablecloth. Make a row of these across the table!
Set up a “serve yourself” drink bar:
You can also set this up (minus the ice) beforehand. This type of bar will allow for guests to get creative and serve themselves at their leisure while freeing you from serving.
Ask for help:
Usually, people ask what they should bring or how to help. Don’t say “Nothing.”. If someone brings drinks you don’t have to make it or run to the store for it. Although if no one offers dessert you know you can pick it up with your HoneyBaked Ham 🙂
Play Music on Auto-pilot:
Get an app to play music all night long for you. No need to delegate a DJ or have to stop your party fun to keep the music going!
All these tips should save you from last-minute scrambling allowing you to enjoy your guests and your party!
Party Well and Feel Good
If you do pick up your party menu at Honey Baked Ham stores, you will be doing more than doing good for your sanity and pampering your guests with amazing food. You will feel good about helping HoneyBaked Ham deliver meals during the holidays to first responder locations to bring a taste of home to those men and women working. For more details on this program, please visit here. Find the nearests HoneyBaked Ham to you here and get your delicious meal to put into actions Tips to Ditch The Holiday Hosting Stress.
Do you have a sanity or time-saving tip for a host/ hostess?