Here are a few examples from the graphic:
Be neat but not too neat – it should look lived in
Create a theme – perhaps “Memory Lane” and have everyone bring their favorite picture
Consider serving all appetizers – they’re easier to prepare and finger foods foster mingling
Create one-of-a-kind coasters
If using your bedroom for coats, make sure the bed is made and put recent photos of a trip on an end table as a conversation starter
Ask your guests about food allergies – this will make them feel safe and welcome
Decorating your home for parties is easy thanks to Shutterfly home decor products. A living room gets cozier with pillows decorated with a favorite photo or saying. Custom plates with the family monogram make gatherings more personal.
The infographic above will give you a lot of great ideas and help you get started. If you are going to be entertaining guests this holiday season, now is the time to prepare. Enjoy!