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Holiday Entertaining Tips with FREE Printable Planner

It’s almost time to start entertaining for the holidays, which makes this the perfect opportunity to put together your plans. Whether you typically host large parties, or smaller get-togethers, there are scads of great holiday entertaining tips meant to help you pull off any size event without a hitch. These are just a few of them!

Holiday Entertaining Tips

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A glass of wine on a table with a festive Christmas backgro

Set Things Up the Night Before

By doing things such as setting the table the night before and placing extra toilet paper in the bathroom, you’re putting much less stress on yourself the day of the party. Depending on how much you get accomplished, the food and beverages may be the only two things you have to worry about the next day.

Consider an Alternative to Candles

A wonderful alternative to expensive candles are products you probably already have in your kitchen. I’m talking about things like apples, oranges, cinnamon sticks, and cloves. It’s super easy to simmer these ingredients in a crock-pot filled with water. Another option is to toss a handful of cinnamon sticks and pinecones into the fireplace.

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Holiday Entertaining Tips with FREE Printable Planner

Use a Holiday Planner

If you’ve never used a holiday planner like the one showcased in this post, then you don’t know what you’re missing! Talk about making things easier! This one has large recipe cards, really cute potluck labels, and a huge list of great holiday movies to entertain guests of all ages!

In the holiday planner, you will receive:

  • A Christmas card list
  • A Christmas cookie exchange share list
  • 2 Christmas movie checklists
  • A Christmas planner purchase tracker
  • A Christmas pot luck labels
  • A gift ideas list
  • December act of kindness
  • Christmas prep list
  • Download printable


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Christmas Planner printable

Establish Your Holiday Playlist Beforehand

Don’t wait until the last minute to establish a holiday playlist. Give yourself a few days to decide what songs you want to include. Music is an important part of any holiday party. Some party planners say the music you choose can even make or break your event. Who knew, right?

These holiday entertaining tips are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to seasonal get-togethers. Remember, the worst thing you can do is wait until the last minute to get things done. In this case, advanced planning and using a holiday planner are definitely a must!

Do you have any holiday entertaining tips to share with us? Comment below!

Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. The holidays can get pretty hectic, so this is really helpful. I love holiday movies so the Christmas movie checklists are my favourite!


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