Working Moms: Being a Great Host in the Christmas Holidays
The holidays are coming quicker than we know. Shortly after the Halloween holiday is over, the malls will be filled with festive holiday decorations and toy stores will be brimming with endless gift ideas for your little ones. For busy working moms, the Christmas season can be a hectic time. Juggling worklife and Christmas celebrations in your home can be challenging but here are some great tips on how to become the perfect ‘hostess with the mostess’ without giving up the day job.
No career focused woman wants to let holiday plans become detrimental to her work but Christmas, just like Thanksgiving, is an important time to connect with friends and family and bring everyone together. So you want to be the perfect mom, holiday host and career girl all at the same time? Here’s how…
Order Your Holiday Turkey in Advance
Don’t risk it by leaving until last minute. Busy moms do not need to be rushing around the grocery store in search of a turkey on Christmas Eve. Order your holiday turkey in advance and you can focus on all the finishing touches for making your guests comfortable and welcome in your home.
Pre Bake Your Holiday Pies
Pumpkin pie is a great dish for bug family gatherings. It’s comforting winter food that suits the taste buds of every diner, young or old. If you have a big group of people visiting you on Christmas Day, make sure you have a couple of pre-baked pumpkin pies stored in your freezer. Pies can be kept frozen for up to a month so start early and defrost the night before. Here’s a super delicious pumpkin pie recipe which is suitable for freezing – see Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie.
Plan Your Holiday Decorations the Year Before
Holiday decorations are a beautiful touch to the home, especially if you are expecting guests. Make the most of the January sales and pick up Christmas bargains a full year ahead. This gives you more time to focus on shopping for the perfect gifts for your loved ones.
Create an Ambience with Beautiful Lighting
The holidays are all about culture, romance, and cozy family gatherings by the log fire. Give your home the perfect ambience with gorgeous Christmas lights and festive smelling candles. Scented candles are great for the guest room; spread the Christmas cheer with tantalizing scents of sweet cinnamon, warm winter berries and delicious mulled wine. Or to learn how to make cute hot cocoa candles in Christmas themed mugs, watch this step by step video tutorial.
Create a Comfortable Guest Room
Make enough space in your home so your guests will always feel welcome and comfortable during their stay over the holidays. Single beds with an extra pull out bed are a great way of saving space for the rest of the year when you don’t have family visiting and scented fabric sprays are great for giving guest rooms a refreshing smell.