by Dani Olorenshaw
Get ready to Rock Around the Christmas Tree with The Falcone Group’s list of favorite festive tips, creative decorating ideas, and delicious holiday recipes…
We love wreaths! Lots of them! Decorating with one just isn’t enough. So go for it! Start a collection and display them all at once. Our favorite locations… in a window, above a buffet table, and up the staircase.
Amp up your mantel with our favorite diy holiday decorating tip. Give an old antique picture frame new life by wrapping it in Christmas lights and propping it up on the mantel along with some greenery and pinecones.
Don’t know what to do with all those Christmas cards you received? We love this way to show them off. No more cluttering up a tabletop or other much needed space in the house. Use the staircase!
Infuse your home with decadent holiday aromas this season. Throw some mulling spices on the stove, fill a bowl with easy-to-make orange a clove pomanders, or light the wick on your favorite holiday scented candle. We recommend Capri Blue Spiced Cider Candle, available at Anthropologie; $30
Get your guest room ready for those overnight visitors with these simple steps that will help make their stay an extra special one.
Keep the kids entertained with a well stocked Christmas themed craft corner. They are sure to get creative making these fun and easy gumdrop snowflakes.
…and for the adults a well stocked Christmas themed bar cart corner. Our cocktail choice of the season is a perfectly festive Cranberry Ginger Mojito. We tested this recipe multiple times (just to be sure) and each time was a big hit!
Get the Slow Cooker out! Prepping meals earlier in the day will allow for more stress free quality time spent with family and friends. Nothing says comfort food on a cold winter’s night like a hearty beef stew full of colorful seasonal vegetables.
Running out of gift giving ideas? Whip up a batch of this delicious Fresh Basil Pesto, fill up a small mason jar , decorate with a bow, and voila! You’ve got a delicious homemade gift that everyone will love. So yummy on leftover turkey sandwiches or added to scrambled eggs.
Have a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year!