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If you can believe it 2014 is almost over! With 2015 quickly approaching be sure if you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party to make it one to remember. Break out the glitter, champagne, sparklers, streamers and festive decorations. New Year’s Eve is the party of the year so you should make it as glitzy and fun as you possibly can. Take a look at these pictures and quick tips to get some inspiration for your own holiday bash!

If you're having a sit down dinner with your guests, make sure to make a table that exciting and fun to sit at. Gold flatware and places setting are perfect for New Year's. Placing working vintage clocks on the table can be fun and unique too! Throw some glitter around the table as well and maybe even hang streamers above it for a little something extra.

Make sure you've got plenty of appetizers and blubbly to go around for all your guests. Even if you serve dinner, it's great to have delicious finger foods for staying up past midnight. If you're looking for some new flutes check out our hand-crafted glass champagne flutes which are perfect for holiday entertaining!

Also don't forget the best part of New Year's is celebrating when the clock hits 12:00! Scatter crowns, horns, noise makers, and confetti poppers around the party area. It may be a bit of a pain to clean in the morning, but it will make everything so much more fun!

 Have a save and fabulous New Year!

-Holland

 

 

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The holiday season, though festive and fun, can be fatiguing. We’ve finally finished the rest of our Thanksgiving leftovers and rushed into the next holiday season within the blink of an eye. Time is moving faster and it’s a sprint to the Christmas finish line; guests are arriving in the next few days, there are still presents to be bought and food to prepare. How do you do it all in a short period of time?

Prioritize

Grab some coffee, sit down and take some time to think. Think about what needs to be done immediately and what can wait. Prioritize and rank your activities based on time constraints. If you have to prepare a meal for twelve within a couple of days, it may be wise to skip your neighbor’s annual Christmas party this year. Quick tasks should be judged based on importance, don’t make it a high priority if it can wait.

Make a list

Once you’ve prioritized your tasks, write them down and make an official “to- do” list. Make sure to only focus on one at a time, or else you may find yourself severely overwhelmed.  You’ve already ordered each thing on your list based on priority, so tackle number one before moving onto number two. Make sure to leave some time for your regular routine, so you can unwind- morning coffee, afternoon jog, etc.

Check it Twice
Christmas is approaching, and time is of the essence. Have you accomplished everything on your list? Go back through your list and double check you accomplished all of your tasks on the morning of Christmas eve. There’s still time for those quick tasks you haven’t gotten to just yet!

To ensure a successful Christmas season, don’t forget to enjoy the holiday spirit. Take the time to soak in the happiness and joy around you, filled with those you care about and make this holiday season a special one.

-Shyna

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With the holidays soon approaching, late shoppers are getting busy beating the crowds and trying to find that perfect last minute gift. It’s just your luck that this season we have stocked up on amazing grab-and-go items that will fulfill any need you have for holiday gift items. All these items can be found in our winter wonderland showroom right now.

Holiday plates:

These plates make for a great hostess gift or for someone who loves to bake. They each have a cute design and are the perfect rectangular size for cookies or a loaf of holiday bread. Each plate comes individual wrapped in a fit to size box, but if you have the time make some homemade gingerbread cookies and place them on the plate, wrap clear cellophane around it and tie it with a large festive ribbon! Whoever you give it too will love the thoughtfulness of the baked goods and be excited about the plate every holiday season.

Soaps and Lotions:

I love receiving nice soaps and lotions as gifts. Its something I never buy myself so when someone else does it’s really a treat for me. Before you pick a scent though think about who you are buying for and what their personal preference is. It’s hard not to just get a scent you like, but it can make all the difference in the enjoyment of whom you give it to.


Wine toppers:

I adore these! These wine toppers are perfect for anyone who loves vino and has a fun sense of humor. The red hat looks like Santa, but I just love how the other colors look like wizards or bearded elves. My personal favorite is the twisty green one. Pair this with a nice gift of red or white wine or maybe even champagne! This is sure to get a laugh and could be used all season long.


Throws:
This is another item I would never purchase for myself but go crazy for if I received as a gift. The weather is cold and everyone loves to get cozied up under a new big throw. You can wrap this up in a bow and give it to the one you love with a DVD of one of their favorite movies and some hot chocolate mix. Add a coupon that says “Good for night of cozy cuddles: No expiration date”. This is gift is not only thoughtful but you can make it very personal too.

Candles and Matches:

These two items match perfectly together!  Our decorative matchboxes go perfectly with our Linnea’s Lights Natural Soy candles. The ‘Winter’ scent fills any home with the perfect smell of the holidays, but like the soaps and lotions be aware of what scent your give receiver would like best.

 

Whatever gift you decide on, don't forget to wrap it up nicely! 

Happy Holidays!

-Holland

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