How to Plan a Christmas Party (and Cook for 200 Guests)

Holiday Housewalk TourOur Christmas party is in five days. And yes, I do cook all of the food. Our party is a big event, and it has grown in every aspect over the last thirty years. We invite all of our friends and family (and their children if they are friends with our children) and I cook all of the food. For about 200 people. And no, I am not a caterer. I just know how to plan a party. Today I can’t wait to share my biggest tip with you.

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Holiday Gift Buying Tips

holiday gift buying for men

I live in a house with four men. Actually, I guess you could say it is five, if you count my dog Sport. Every Christmas I have the same problem, and that is what to get them for Christmas! My boys are tough to please and it’s hard to buy them clothes (they are picky) and electronics (they already have everything). I even struggle buying them décor items for the home. You would think that would be easy. But they just aren’t that excited about stuff for their apartments.

This year I did some shopping on the Ace Hardware website and I struck gold. Ace Hardware has made my holiday shopping a little easier this season with gifts for everyone on my list.

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DIY Christmas Tree Decorations

 

decorated christmas trees

This post is sponsored by JOANN. It may contain affiliate links but all words, reviews, and opinions are mine.

I have decorated a lot of Christmas trees. But I don’t think I have ever had this much fun decorating a tree! I am so excited to share with you my DIY Christmas tree that was inspired by my partnership with JOANNRead More

My Favorite Christmas Cookies

christmas cookies recipe

Welcome to the Christmas Cookie Swap Blog Hop. Special thanks to Tana from Your Marketing BFF for organizing this and welcome to all of you who came over from Beth’s blog at 111 Light Lane.

When I was asked to be a part of this amazing Christmas Cookie Swap, I only needed to include one cookie recipe. But herein lies the problem. I don’t have just one favorite cookie recipe. I have three! So today I am sharing my three favorite cookie recipes.

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How to Make Christmas Wrapping Paper

DIY wrapping paper

I love to wrap gifts. But finding wrapping paper is sometimes hard to do.

I had an idea that maybe I should make some wrapping paper this Christmas. Of course, I know the wrapping paper would have to fit in my red and white theme. Years ago I used the styrofoam printing method to make art in my son’s elementary school classes. I knew someday I would find a way to use this creative printing method again. I can’t wait to see what you think.

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