Hosting for the Holidays

If you’re anything like me, the Christmas tree is up the minute after Thanksgiving Day and Michael Buble’s holiday album is playing on repeat. I adore this time of the year- it doesn’t get much better than the cozy feeling of having the fireplace burning and the delicious smell of holiday baking. Each year I can’t wait to head back home to spend time with the family and lounge on the couch, but last year it was my turn to host.

I am a planner- both professionally and personally- so I thought, “How hard could this really be?” HA! Boy oh boy do I wish I would have leaned on some of my favorite local businesses to make the weekend go stress-free. Instead of doing it all yourself, check out the list below of crazy awesome local businesses that can help you put on a beautiful and delicious holiday affair!

Get your tablescape from Ultrapom!

Ultrapom has anything and everything! Their green velvet linens with gold beaded chargers would be a showstopper for your family gathering. Throw in a few estate goblets and modern gold flatware and it will be a party to remember! Don’t forget to add on a few chairs if you’re like me and don’t have seating for 12!

End your meal with a sweet treat from Dolce Bakery!

From custom cookies and cakes to their fun seasonal flavors, Dolce Bakery in Prairie Village, KS never disappoints. If you’re looking for some extra holiday fun, pick up a few of their cookie decorating kits!


Put the finishing touch on your table with place cards from East + West Design!

This small detail can go a long way and provide a memento for your guests to take with them! A few creative ways to add a place card to your tablescape is on a piece of fruit, wrapped around the flatware, or used as the place mat with a touch of calligraphy.

Top the night off with bubbly from One Hope!

Not only does One Hope have the most sparkly wine, but each purchase gives back! Currently, One Hope has donated over $3 million to nonprofits that support global heath care, providing furever homes for shelter animals, meals for children, life-saving vaccines and more! You can purchase directly from their warehouse, or from a local sales rep.