Bright lights. Beautiful presents. Festive fragrances.
The holidays are synonymous with celebrating all that is right in the world … and, well, stress. Between Christmas pageants, school programs, dance recitals, parties and shopping, it can be hard to even think about entertaining and all that entails. But Scentsy’s got you covered! Whether you’re having a small gathering with friends and family or a full-blown fête, our top holiday entertaining tips will help you make the season bright!
Confine your get-together to one area of your home
Don’t feel like you need to go all-out for every room in your home to make this a holiday to remember. Confine the festivities to your dining and living rooms, and focus on cleaning and decorating just those spaces. To make cleaning even simpler, use Scentsy Counter Clean to tackle everything from bathrooms to the kitchen with a few great-smelling spritzes and a wipe!
Set the mood with fragrance
Fragrance is the first thing people notice when they enter your home. Whether you want your guests to feel welcome and cozy (try a spice family fragrance) or you prefer to tantalize their taste buds (try a bakery inspired scent), your Scentsy Consultant knows the perfect fragrance to make your guests feel at home. And if you didn’t get around to a deep clean, freshen any space in seconds with a few spritzes of Room Spray in a woodsy seasonal scent!
Sure, garland and trees are beautiful. But if you don’t have the time or budget for a house full of decorations, add small touches like festive guest towels in the powder room or a wreath on the front door. Even something as simple as adding small LED twinkle lights to a glass jar or vase can look incredibly beautiful — and chic.
Make it potluck
Yep, it’s taking the easy way out, but you know what? Everyone loves to show off their favorite holiday snacks and desserts! It’s a great conversation starter, and it means you can get out of the kitchen and mingle. To avoid a buffet of chips and salads, provide a main course like ham or turkey, and assign hors d’oeuvres, side dishes and desserts to complete the meal.
Prep in advance
Do as much as you can several days in advance, including shopping, cleaning and preparing food. The day of your event, try to do as little as possible so you’re not stressed or rushed.
Order your groceries online
Save time at the store — and forgo last-minute impulse buys — by ordering your groceries online. Many large chains offer online grocery shopping. Just select your products and a time and date for pickup, and drive to the store. They’ll even load your car for you!
And if all else fails …
If you’re just DYING to celebrate but are short on time or just don’t want to deal with the preparations, make a reservation at a favorite restaurant. Many establishments can take reservations for larger groups (think 10 to 15 people) on a day’s notice. You can enjoy the company of the people you love without worrying about cleaning or cooking.
Bottom line: The holidays are about celebrating our blessings and the people we love. Keep it simple so you can enjoy the moment!
Got any great tips for easy holiday hosting? Share them in the comments section! And if you’re interested in trying the products mentioned above, contact your Scentsy Consultant. Don’t have a Consultant? Find one here.