Your guests have confirmed their attendance, you’ve finalized your menu, and it’s all systems go for your party. However, it’s easy to forget about the rest of the house, especially if you’re too preoccupied with preparing the food and drinks.
If you find that your home needs a quick pick up and your guests are due to arrive at any minute, don’t panic! With these handy party organizing tips, your home will be ready for the big day in thirty minutes or less.
Grab a Laundry Basket for Last-Minute Clutter
There are only two hours before the guests arrive, and you still haven’t prepared the appetizers. Don’t resort to take out just yet! If you find yourself strapped for time with no prepared meals in sight, here are three quick and easy dishes you can serve in less than an hour!
Appetizers in a Flash
Decorating with berries is an easy and organic way to counter the bleakness of cold winter months. Whether blue, red, or purple, winter berries add a warm and cozy feeling to your home. Here are some useful tips on how to use berries to spruce up your home decorations this winter.
Add Color to Doors and Entryways.
I used a Flocked White Fir Wreath, added berries to it, and placed it on my side door. The berries went very well with the decorated trees, along with the bench that I painted. Another way to use them is to fill galvanized buckets with American Bittersweet berries; their bright orange-yellow color should immediately make any entryway more inviting.
Even if you’re a meticulous shopper, there’s always somebody who might have gotten left off your Christmas list. Whether you forgot or simply didn’t have more time to shop, you can still give out last-minute gifts with your friends and family being none the wiser. Complete your list with these last minute Christmas gift ideas that don’t say last minute!
Amazon is my true go-to for last-minute Christmas gifts. You can get anything — electronics, accessories, clothes — in just a few clicks of a button. Not only that, the delivery service saves you from crowded shopping malls with other last-minute shoppers.