2 DAY COUNTDOWN!!
It’s that special time of year again, to entertain and dine with family and friends!
While you finish up your shopping and finalize your menu, here are a few CHICified decor ideas that may come in handy while you fine tune your dinner party decor. 😉
Shayzon $$ Tip: Decorating doesn’t always have to include the traditional or expected elements. Repurpose and utilize things from around your home, yard or your refrigerator!
Reminders: (1) Leave yourself enough time to get dolled before your guests begin to arrive. 😉
(2) Be sure to do the Mind Shift from being the Amazing CHEF to being the CHICified HOST!
Note from the Editor:
Does this sounds familiar? Many times there’s hustle and bustle until the minute the door bell begins to ring. Exhaustion is the feeling by the time your guests arrive and you’re purely functioning on autopilot. You’re honestly not even hungry anymore when dinner begins. At the last minute, you have to excuse yourself because you realize you haven’t yet changed out of your “cooking clothes”. Well, this has happened to most, if not all and is certainly not the way to enjoy this greatly anticipated evening with family and friends.
Shayzon Hosting Tips: First, create a Day Of Schedule allowing at least an hour prior to guests arriving to unwind and get dressed. Secondly, be mindful of the snacking and tasting as you’re preparing dinner, so you can enjoy the meal with everyone. Last but not least, enjoy the moments, don’t be a busy body throughout the entire evening and miss out on the most important point to the evening, time together.
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE CHICified FAMILY!
*photo inspirations from the web*
Excellent advice! Wish I had this information years ago
Thanks for the tips! Love the pictures!