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Happy Hosting: How to Wow

November 16, 2017
by HG Insider

Furniture and Home Accents Gifting Kitchen and Dining Seasonal Decor

The best part of the holidays? Having everyone you love under one roof. Here are a few ways to make your guests feel extra special this year.

Guests Deserve the Best

HomeGoods Insider Tip: Make the guest room festive, too

Your holiday decorating doesn’t end with the living room. Carry your seasonal theme into the guest room to make guests feel festive and cozy. Start with plush bedding, a faux-fur or patterned throw. Then add a small gift of fancy soaps or yummy cookies to make them feel right at home. While you’re at in, sprinkle in some hints of the season with themed pillows or a mini spruce tree. It’s the little touches that make their stay more memorable.

Light Things Up 

HomeGoods Insider Tip: Beautiful serveware makes the food even more special

Celebrating Hanukkah at your house? The food is an important part, so give it the perfect platform to stand out. Mix traditional and modern styles with boho-inspired dishes and table linens. When everyone’s seated, raise a glass and toast to family and friends with festive, blue and gold glassware. It’s the perfect time to give thanks for all the blessings of the year.

We Saved You A Seat

HomeGoods Insider Tip: Put a personal touch on place settings

Traditional doesn’t have to mean predictable. Let your style shine at the Christmas table. Make each place setting personal with inspired place cards. The HomeGoods Holiday Shop has so many styles to choose from, or you can make your own with a handwritten name tag topped off with a pinecone, sprig of spruce, or shiny bauble.

Dish Out Inspiration

HomeGoods Insider Tip: Give traditional table settings a modern twist

Use your table’s centerpiece as your muse.  Wooden candlesticks add to the rustic, woodsy feel of this traditional table with a twist. Use color to tie together dishes of various styles. From polka dots to plaid, the red and white theme throughout is sophisticated and festive without being stuffy.

No Mantel? No Problem 

HomeGoods Insider Tip: No mantel, no matter – create a special sideboard

If you don’t have a fireplace to decorate (or chimney for Santa to come down), create a festive scene in the dining room. Decorate your sideboard with vibrant holly sprays, pine branches, festive dessert plates or your favorite bowls. To top it off, word art can serve to remind everybody what it’s all about: Peace. Joy. Gratitude.


HomeGoods Insider Tip: Create a sweet candy station for an extra treat!

This delightful Christmas candy station is such a sweet idea. Fill a buffet or side table with jars of treats and decorative paper cups so guests can help themselves. This simple set-up looks adorable, and hand-held cups make it easy for holiday partygoers to keep on mixing and mingling.


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