I come to you with tips and inspiration for how to make the holidays different this year. Don’t get mad at me for mentioning the “H” word in September (it’s really only four months away!). Plenty of time for buying gifts (P-L-E-N-T-Y), but if you PLAN or HOST an annual holiday party, this is the perfect time to start diving into details.
A LA CRATE teamed up with Fromagination, Natural Intuition and The Lageret to show how YOU can #DoHolidayDifferent this season. Hint: It’s all about NOT decorating. No santa, reindeer or poinsettias were used. It’s simply about creating an engaging environment, for ANY occasion. One where guests can let their guard down and enjoy themselves! See our tips below. We hope you find them inspiring.
p.s. And you don’t have to turn on the oven!!
TIPS FOR CREATING AN ENGAGING ENVIRONMENT:
No. 1 Quality over quantity.
No. 2 Cheese tray as a centerpiece, anyone? Yes please!
No. 3 Make it cozy. Create a lounge area (we’d love to help).
No. 4 Mix up a festive cocktail.
No. 5 Keep it casual. Skip the formal place setting.
No. 6 The more candles the merrier.
No. 7 Use white. Lots of it! The holidays don’t have to be all red and green.
No. 8 Select music (Billie Holiday perhaps?).