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Top Holiday Hosting Secrets: Transform Your Party with These Pro Tips

Unlock the ultimate holiday hosting success with our game-changing Pro Tips - your holiday parties will never be the same again!

Celebrating the Holidays

by Jessie Breheim • December 22, 2023


Welcome to the Season of Cheer!

Ah, the holidays! A time for twinkling lights, laughter, and creating unforgettable memories with loved ones. Whether you're a seasoned host or a first-timer, there's always room to sprinkle some extra magic into your holiday gatherings. So let's dive into some hosting tips and great deals on products that will elevate your hosting game to the next level.

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Setting the Scene

Your home's ambiance is the silent guest at every party. Creating a warm, inviting space sets the tone for the evening. Consider soft, ambient lighting – LED candles can be a great safe option, providing that cozy glow without the worry of open flames. If you’re open to being on fire duty, start a fire in your fireplace or set up a space heater for some added warmth. Create inviting scents in your home by burning some incense. And while you're thinking of decorations, keep comfort in mind. Cozy throws and cushions not only add a festive touch but also ensure your guests feel right at home.

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Black & Decker Heated Throw Blanket $44.99
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Festive Feasting for All

The highlight of any holiday gathering is often the feast. But remember, it's not just about the food; it's about the experience. Don't shy away from using those special occasion dishes or tableware. And if you're in need of a few extra kitchen gadgets, a quick browse through our online catalog might just yield the perfect find, like an efficient ice maker or a large capacity air fryer.

ice maker
Black & Decker 26-lbs. Ice Maker $139.99
air fryer
24-Quart Air Fryer & Toaster Oven $99.99

Good food and drinks will leave guests happy! Bring out a delicious Wisconsin meat and cheese charcuterie board for appetizers, some Moose Munch popcorn to snack on, and some yummy drinks. Check out some holiday mixed drink recipes beforehand and practice making them ahead of time. There are also some great non-alcoholic drink options that everyone can enjoy! (link to drink recipes)

Charcuterie
Deli Direct Holiday Charcuterie Meat and Cheese Pack $39.99

Engage and Entertain

While the dinner might be the star, the entertainment keeps the evening sparkling. Board games, festive music, and interactive activities not only keep your guests entertained but also help in creating those special holiday moments. A mix of classic and new games can cater to all ages and interests.

chess board
Winding Hills Designs Magnetic Chess Set $59.99
music system
Toshiba Vintage Style Bluetooth Music System $99.99
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Viper 777 Electronic Dartboard $79.99

Guest Comfort: The Extra Mile

Remember, the best hosts are attentive to their guests' needs. Extra pillows, cozy throw blankets, accessible snacks and cold drinks, and a welcoming atmosphere can make all the difference. Small gestures of comfort show your guests that you care about their experience in your home.

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throw blanket
Vellux Woven Throw Blanket - Grey $29.99

Hosting with Heart

As you plan your holiday gathering, keep an eye out for our latest and greatest deals and special offerings. We strive to have some of the best seasonal discounts around on home goods and entertainment options, which can be a great way to add something extra to your party without stretching your budget. Plus, exploring our eclectic range of products just might spark some unique ideas for your holiday décor or gift-giving, adding an extra touch of thoughtfulness to your celebration.

A Parting Note

Hosting a holiday party is a joyous yet daunting task. But with a little planning, creativity, and attention to detail, you can host a holiday gathering that will be remembered fondly for years to come. From setting the perfect ambiance to ensuring your guests' comfort, every detail contributes to the holiday magic. Happy hosting and happy holidays!


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