10 Days Till Christmas | Tuesday's Tip of the Day!
With only 10 days until Christmas, for those that are celebrating, it’s time to “Deck the ‘home’ with balls of jolly la la la la la la, la la la la.” Maybe that’s taking it a little to far – sorry I couldn’t help myself – but it’s time to decorate your home, adorn the dining room table, plan your perfect menu and invite your friends and family to gather around The Table Together. Here are a few quick tips and reminders for hosting the most memorable Christmas yet!
1. Enlist some help! Yes, I know you have this covered but no one will think any less of you if you ask for some help! People genuinely want to help, and by doing so it makes them feel a part of the occasion. Before you say no, think of something for them to do whether bringing a bottle of wine, helping with the music playlist, writing name cards, manning the bar or helping during service. Plus, by taking a few items off your to do list, you have a few more minutes to take care of the little details, like what service ware to use and how you want to adorn the table!
2. Start today! It is never to late to set the table, write the shopping list or order the beef tenderloin. Do as much as you can today allowing yourself more time next week to focus on the bigger items, like cooking and greeting your lovely family and friends.
3. Guests: Make sure all of your guests know when they should arrive and what they should bring (if applicable). I like giving everyone a job, even if minor, so that they feel included in the festivities.
4. Miscellaneous items: As we discussed over Thanksgiving, take inventory of your staples. Do you have enough garbage bags, sponges, dish soap, paper towels, clean dish towels, ziplock bags, foil, plastic wrap, salt, pepper, oil, etc.?
And with that, let the countdown begin!!!
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Cheers to starting a new tradition around The Table Together!
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