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Easy Breezy Holiday Hosting

As host, does the Holiday season bring you feelings of thankfulness and love or frustration and grief?

We have some great tips on remaining STRESS-FREE and making this year's season memorable and more fulfilling for not only your guests, but yourself!


Hosting Tips:


#1 RELAX

Start your morning with prayer, meditation or positive readings and a cup of chamomile tea, it acts as a mild sedative.


#2 SOLID PLAN & STRATEGY

- Make a grocery list and stick to it.

- Strategically look for sales and minimize trips to the store.


#3 ADVANCED PREP

- Buy non-perishables a month in advance, like cranberry sauce, seasonings, etc.

- Prepare sauces and gravies 1- 2 weeks and freeze

- Cut veggies 1 week ahead (onions, peppers, etc. can be frozen)

- You can make pies three weeks ahead wrap securely and freeze them.


#4 MINIMIZE THE WORK

- Order some items from a trusted bakery. While you may make your famous sweet potato pie, have the bakery, do a couple of cakes.

- Use short cut mixes, starters, etc.

- Use upscale disposable dinnerware instead of China - creates less dishes to wash.

- Ask friends or family to help: assign a specific task like table setting, beverages, or carving.


#5 MOOD SETTING

- Put aside any past family issues that cause stress.



#6 GOOD BEGINNINGS & GOOD ENDINGS

End your evening with bubble bath of lavender and candles.


Hope these tips bring more love and thankfulness to your Holiday season!