4 Tips to Take the Stress Out of Holiday Hosting
Cute ideas to help you hack the holidays
From the LifeMinute.TV Team
November 19, 2019
‘Tis the holiday season, and between running around, shopping and entertaining guests- it can certainly get stressful. We have a few tips to help lessen the load and put more happy in your holidays.
Tip #1: Go Nuts
Nuts are always a holiday fave and Blue Diamond has delicious gourmet almonds, which come in a few unique flavors ranging from black truffle to rosemary and sea salt. They’re perfect for elevated celebratory snacking and make a great hostess gift for holiday parties. If you’re running low on time, throw a bow on any flavor of the Blue Diamond almonds and grab your favorite bottle of wine and you’ve got yourself a hostess gift your friends and family will actually appreciate. Also, with all the upcoming parties, it can be difficult to have things that everyone can eat when hosting a get together, especially with rigid and ever-changing diet restrictions. That’s why nuts are great options because they are gluten and wheat free and made with almonds and rice flour. They go great with dips and look festive on a holiday charcuterie and cheese board.
Tip #2: Buffet and No Bottlenecking
A good idea is to serve food buffet style, so guests can help themselves and you can enjoy your party. Same goes for the bar; lay everything out the night before so you are one step ahead and cut any meats and cheeses the night before and store in a little baggy so all you have to do the day of is plop it on a dish. Also, since everyone gathers around the food, it’s a good idea to place various choices around the house so people don’t bottleneck into one area.
Tip #3: A Personal Touch
If you run out of wrapping paper don’t be afraid to use paper bags or even newspaper or a magazine article of the persons favorite celeb or activity. If you put a bow around it, it looks fantastic and shows you gave it some thought.
Tip #4: Recycle and Repurpose
Stray ornaments you may not use anymore or if they are missing a piece at the top, as long as it’s not dangerous or sharp it will look cute collected in a glass jar and used as a centerpiece.