Best Tips for Decorating for a Holiday Party

With the major holidays fast approaching, now is the time to start planning your holiday party. Hosting and decorating for a holiday party doesn’t need to be overwhelming or heavy on your wallet. Here are some of our best tips to throw a successful holiday party!

Send Out Invites

Start off by making a list of your friends and family that you’d like to invite to the party, and then focus on sending them a beautiful and cheerful party invitation, listing all of the necessary information. Are there only appetizers and not a main meal? Is there a dress code? Here is where you will want to give them those tiny details so that they can better prepare for the party, including a time to arrive!

Decorating the Dinner Table

Before you can begin to decorate your dining room table, envision the colors and look that you’re going for. Add one large vase or several smaller vases throughout the length of the table, but don’t go overboard, as you risk causing clutter. Consider a decorative bowl full of pinecones, ornaments or mini candy canes for décor, or place glammed up garland and berry sprigs in the center of the table.

Set the Mood

Make sure that you set the mood of the party based on the guests on the invite list and the décor you have chosen. If you’re going for a more elegant party, choose dim lighting and include candles in metallic holders. For a more fun and festive party, focus on cheerful décor that pops in classic red, and consider scented candles that will trigger a holiday connection.

Focus on Presentation

Don’t worry about spending a fortune on an elaborate meal or décor. In regards to décor, less can be more. If you focus more on how you present the food on platters, you can get away with not having appetizers from the 5-star caterer down the street. Don’t forget, food can be décor as well, so have a table full of holiday treats that spreads cheer, and your guests will be sure to leave full of holiday spirit.

What is your number one tip for hosting a successful holiday party?

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Top Tops for Winterizing Your Floors

With the winter months fast approaching, now is the ideal time to start planning for and getting your floors ready for what the upcoming season will bring your way. Whether you see rain, snow or experience humidity, your floors are the first that will be affected. To make sure that you and your floors are ready to handle the upcoming changes in weather, we’ve highlighted our best tips for you to add to your routine!

Use Door Mats

Decorating your home is fun, and what better way to protect your floors than by adding a welcome mat to your home’s entrances. A door mat will keep dirt, slush, water or debris from entering your home and getting your floors dirty, which can make cleaning your floors a little less of a hassle. To double up, consider adding a mat both outside of the door, such as on your porch or in your garage, and another on the interior side for when guests enter your home.

Have Cleaning Supplies on Hand

Make sure that you have cleaning products stocked up in the closet or in a cabinet. Brooms, mops, an iRobot, or our Resista cleaning products are all great options to have on hand for when your floors get dirty.

Make Cleaning a Routine

Most importantly, keeping your floors healthy during any time of the year is to routinely clean them. It’s always ideal to sweep or vacuum your rooms that see heavier traffic as often as possible, such as every few days, as this doesn’t allow dirt and grime to build up.

What are your best tips for winterizing your floors?