The holiday season is supposed to be a time to celebrate togetherness with family and friends. All too often, however, holidays turn into major stress. Decorating is a great way to beat the holiday blahs, turning tedious social events into beloved family traditions. This website is loaded with recommendations for holiday themed decorations and links to unique, affordable party supplies.
Every holiday decorating scheme should begin with a truly eye-catching impact piece. This piece doesn’t have to be a table centerpiece; it can just as easily a mantle arrangement or a decorating scheme that emphasizes the entryway to a home. Though the traditional Thanksgiving showstopper is often an elaborate table setting, the classic Yuletide piece de resistance is the Christmas tree.
Once that impact piece has been selected, other decorations should be chosen to highlight and complement it. Make a Thanksgiving table cornucopia with squash and corn spray painted with seasonal colors like gold, silver and burgundy. Then pick up those color accents with banners and buntings elsewhere throughout the house.
As much as possible, try to involve other family members in the decorating project. Children, in particular, need to be taught that holidays mean something more than overeating and opening presents. Children love projects like stringing popcorn and cranberries to decorate the Christmas tree and deciding where holiday decorations should be placed. Involve children as much as possible in the decorating process. The best way to do that? Choose a single day for decorating and turn that occasion into a party with special snacks!
One decorating scheme that’s often overlooked, except at Christmas, is lights. Decorative Halloween lighting, in particular, is becoming increasingly popular but why not extend that to other holidays? Party supplies stores and websites sell a huge assortment of LED lights and paper lanterns that will turn any front yard into a nighttime wonderland. From whimsical heart-shaped lights for Valentine’s Day to American flags on the 4th of July, strings of party lights come ready to plug in and enjoy.
There are decorations for every holiday and season. Baskets filled with seasonal fruits and flowers, garnished with curls of ribbon and confetti, make memorable spring and summertime showpieces. Rows of votive candles on table runners add luster to evenings when the sun sets early. February Mardi Gras parties call for shining strands of colorful throw beads, while the traditional Labor Day barbecue is a good excuse to spruce up the deck with paper lanterns and old-fashioned oilcloth table toppers.
Decorating is not a competitive sport! The most important part of the decorating process is enjoying it. With the decorations and party supplies on this site, every home can be a holiday showcase.