Decorate your home for a holiday party

The holidays just aren’t the same without some kind of party. Whether you’re planning on hosting a real rager or an elegant dinner with friends, you want to make sure that your home is properly decorated. No matter the type of party you’re hosting, you want to make sure that your décor does not take over your home. You don’t want your guests tripping three times on the way to the bathroom.

First things first, when displaying flowers or plants in your home, you should make sure that they are not poisonous in any way. You cannot monitor your guests at all times and you never can tell what kind of craziness will go down! This is even more important when children or infants are on your guest list. Babies and toddlers have a tendancy to put various non-edible things in their mouth. The last thing you need is a sick baby on Christmas!

Secondly, mistletoe is a wonderfully festive and popular decorative item for the holidays.That said, fresh mistletoe is really toxic. Even if you hang yours out of reach, a piece could still fall to the floor and a beloved pet or child could ingest it. Stick to artificial mistletoe instead and play it safe!

As for colours, you should choose a theme. Years ago, and even still today, there are households that choose to decorate their Christmas tree with as many different colours as possible. On the other hand, there are those who prefer something a bit more elegant like a red and gold or silver and blue theme. You could even decorate your green tree with red and white decorations if you prefer. These themes are both elegant and festive. They are also really easy to achieve and you can continue the theme throughout your home. Make sure that you also have sufficient soft lighting. Powerful lights will ruin the atmosphere and your festive décor won’t look quite as beautiful. Twinkle lights and candles are great. For those who want to avoid the risk of open flames, you can use candle-shaped lights with LED globes. Not only do they stay cooler than regular light bulbs but they also require less battery power and they last longer.

Finally, don’t forget about that festive scent! The smell of various spices live cloves, cinnamon, and anise will make your guests feel really welcome. You can make your own potpourri and set out bowls throughout your home. Make sure that these bowls are not within reach of any little ones!