Do you hear what I hear? Not just jingle bells…but the official start to the holiday season! And we really like the holidays around here!
Tree trimming, gift shopping, present wrapping, dinner cooking, memory making, house cleaning, holiday decorating, and card mailing are probably just a few things on your list of to-dos, am I right?
Did you promise yourself you were going to be more organized this year than you were last? Maybe you told yourself you’d get an earlier start? Relax! It happens to all of us. There is still plenty of time. Kind of… Holidays (and holiday parties) certainly come with their own set of challenges. We know (maybe more than anyone) what a whirlwind it can be to plan your holiday event. And, not only do we understand, but we are more than happy to lend our years of wisdom and experience to throwing a fun and festive fete. I bet you’re wondering how you are going to physically get everything done. Your mind is probably going a mile a minute ruminating on things like– how you will make the most of your time with loved ones, thoughtfully curate your dinner menu, trim the tree, or simply get all of the shopping done?! Stop. That’s a never-ending cycle. Afterall, this is supposed to be a time of joy and cheer, not stress and fear! Don’t struggle to stay sane through another year. Or white knuckle your way through another holiday season. Read our holiday tips instead.
A few of our helpful holiday tips:
Give yourself some time to plan. About at least a month in advance:
1. Think of a theme.
Is it Christmas Day Brunch? Grinch themed? White everything? Ugly Sweater? Maybe you’re trying out a Christmas spin on Game of Thrones? We won’t judge your theme. But we suggest coming up with something to plan around.
2. Who will be attending? Make your guest list and find out who will be attending.
Is this a family only event? No kids? Find out how many guests you will be having so you can appropriately and comfortably accommodate them.
3. Are you serving food/drinks?
You should decide this early on so you can nail down your menu. Is it a formal dinner? Five course meal? Strolling appetizers? Maybe you’re just going to have cocktails. Whatever it is, try nailing this down and your menu items. It will alleviate a lot of stress as the planning process continues. It will also help when you head to the grocery store!
4. Swing back to your theme–time to decorate and choose your linens!
This one is really easy. Just give us a call. Tell us how many people you will be hosting and other fun details about your event and one of our stylists will help you hand select linens for your event! You won’t have to stress or worry about the size of the linens or how to fold the napkins or anything like that. We will handle all of details! We can even help you brainstorm other complimentary décor ideas! We will come and set up your event, too!
5. Deep cleaning.
It’s a good idea to start cleaning and getting ready for your event about a month in advance. But vacuuming, dusting, and wiping down surfaces are best left for right before your event takes place!
6. Holiday décor.
When you are doing the rest of your holiday decorating, particularly for your event, be sure to take a page out of Marie Kondo’s book (literally) and only use the things that spark joy. If something is broken, doesn’t fit where you are trying to put it, or is just to hard to decorate with don’t use it (or even better– get rid of it).
It’s that time. You’re event is here. Don’t forget to relax and enjoy the company of your loved ones. The holidays are often a time of stress and we forget to just enjoy ourselves and the people we choose to surround ourselves with. You’re throwing a party for a reason! Don’t forget to have fun!
Happy Holidays! From everyone at LUXE Event Linen. We hope your holidays are very merry! And that you have a happy and healthy holiday season. We are looking forward to being a part of your holiday events!