With this list of fun and easy ways to to help create the ultimate home atmosphere your guests will leave your home feeling jolly and talking about your amazing set up for weeks to come.
Homemade Stovetop Potpourri
A super easy and effective way to get your home into the festive spirit is to make some yummy smelling stove top potpourri! Just get a big pot on you stove and fill it with water, bring it to a simmer and then add your ingredients. There are so many options that you can choose to achieve your perfect scent. For wintery/festive scents try some of these combinations:
– Cranberry, orange and cinnamon
– Lime, mint and fresh pine
– Apple, cinnamon and vanilla
Have fun and try out different combos, you may just surprise yourself what works well together. Eventually the water will evaporate and you can just continue to add water to your creation for the rest of the evening.
This isn’t just something you can do strictly at Christmas but it’s still a no-brainer to give your home a welcoming holiday vibe. Go ahead and string some sweet little twinkle lights around your living area, kitchen and dining room. These lights automatically give off an amazing atmosphere and with these lights you don’t have to worry about candles getting knocked over or going out. Shop around and you are sure to find many options for these lights: copper-wire, warm/cool light, large bulbs and even coloured lights if you really want to go all out for that Christmas magic.
Be sure to be a good host and have a supply of cozy blankets around your home for you guests to feel free to use should they get chilly. If you really want to be festive then be sure to watch the stores for Christmas print/coloured blankets and pick them up when you see them. You could also arrange your blankets in a big floor basket to keep them all organized and to have them easy at hand.
Another amazing idea you could set up in your home for the holidays is a coffee and cocoa station! You can have a lot of fun with this and be creative with how you set it up. You could have the station set up in the corner of the kitchen by the coffee maker or if you had a cute little cart with wheels then you can move it around to wherever the party is. Be sure to have a selection of coffees and hot chocolate to choose from with an array of Christmas mugs and lots of fun toppings like marshmallows, crushed candy canes and whip cream.
Take the time now to plan out your perfect holiday get together and be sure to add some personal touches to help turn your home into the envy of your neighbourhood! Have fun and enjoy this magical time of year when friends and family are close and when memories are made.