Holiday decor tips that make holiday entertaining easy
If there’s an MVP for this category, it has to be the Christmas tree. Whether you’re decorating a tabletop Christmas tree or a 9-footer, the best trees mix traditional and contemporary ornaments. Dust off that clay gingerbread man your child made in pre-school and hang it next to the modernist shooting star you bought in Denmark. A variety of ornaments not only add visual appeal to the tree, but it also gives guests plenty of convenient conversation starters.
Thanks to magical elves and mistletoe, decor isn’t just about looking pretty — it can create experiences, too. Mistletoe has starred in more romantic holiday movies than we can count, but there’s meaning to it beyond romance. Folklore says anyone who shares a kiss with a loved one beneath the mistletoe will be granted good health, peace and strength. Opt for a simple mistletoe branch or step up your game with crystal accents for a party bringing that shines.
A DIY dreidel vase brings together childhood wonder with grown-up sensibilities. The bouquet of blue and white flowers surrounded by small blue dreidels sets up an instant game that helps kick a party into gear by engaging your guests. It’s especially perfect for parties where guests may not know each other, giving them the opportunity to break the ice and bond.