It’s time to get moving on your Holiday Planning!
Of course there is always immediate family and friends on your list but don’t stop there. Do you want to include teachers, sports instructors and babysitters? To help you make your list and check it twice, here is an App that will help you keep your list in order.
Stock up on your Wrapping Supplies
Take advantage of pre-season sales and the great selection by stocking up now on your wrapping paper, gift bags and scotch tape. Don’t forget the gift tags, decorative ribbons and a sharpie!
Be ready for those festive house parties and spontaneous holiday get togethers. Plan ahead and stock up on a few bottles of your favorite wine and get pretty bags to put them in. Having them ready to go now will save you from stress later. (While you are there, stock up on champagne for New Year’s Eve!)
Food Preparation / Recipe Planning
Will you be hosting Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve or both? It’s not too early to start thinking about your menu. Will it be potluck? Brunch? Dinner? Maybe just drinks and dessert? Plan ahead with a menu and shopping list. And for those last minute guests who pop in during the holidays, be sure to keep finger foods and beverages in the house at all times!
Holiday Decorations in need of a Face Lift?
It’s not too early to check out what you have stored away in your garage or attic. Do you need new Christmas stockings this year? The malls are already buzzing with indoor and outdoor decorations — No need to wait.
Now that you are so organized, plan a holiday party. People are busy this time of year so mail your invites early. If you prefer a night of adults only, be sure to lock in your babysitter. Keep things simple by hosting a cocktail party – serve appetizers and champagne!
Happy Holidays 2013!!