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Holiday Hostess Tips

Welcome to Day Nine of the 12 Days of Christmas!  This is the time of year when our calendars are filled with holiday parties.  Some you get to enjoy as a guest and others might leave you scramble as you prepare to host your friends and family.  So today I’m sharing a few holiday hostess tips I’ve learned over the years…

Holiday Hostess Tips #merryblogmas
Don’t make everything from scratch – It can be tempting to want to make everything for your party from scratch but it can save you a lot of time if you buy some of the food already prepared.  Choose three dishes you want to make on your own and then buy the rest…Costco has a yummy selection of ready to cook dishes!
If you’re hosting more than one party, plan similar menus – Having similar menus means a more simplified shopping list and easier prep.
Prep as much as you can ahead of time – Quite a few desserts can be made and frozen ahead of time and veggies can be chopped a few days ahead of time.  When you’re planning your menu figure out what can be made ahead of time to say you time the day of the party
Co-host parties – If it works to co-host with someone, go for it!  It will divide the workload in half!

Looking for some more ideas and inspiration?  Head over to check out these other 12 Days bloggers!

Amee from Inspired Housewife | Lauren from Twin Tested, Pin Approved 

Come back tomorrow for a fun kid-friendly party and another AMAZING giveaway!  And if you haven’t yet entered the $300 gift card giveaway, go do that as soon as you can!

What holiday hostess tips do you have?

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