10 Entertainment and Holiday Recommendations from Houzz

Holiday Ornaments Get inspired with these 10 entertainment and holiday recommendations from Houzz.  Don’t miss the fall and winter entertainment checklist and the holiday season planner. Also, take advantage of the holiday entertainment ideas, and how to love your yard during the holiday season. And, be sure to check out the before and after outdoor entertaining areas, WOW.  Explore these ideas and more on Houzz.com.

Make Your Checklist for Entertaining Season (houzz.com)

Fall and winter offer ample opportunities to entertain, not only on holidays (of which there are plenty) but also with more casual gatherings. And whether you entertain a lot or a little, having a well-stocked home can take a lot of the stress out of party planning. From setting the scene to setting the table, cooking to cleanup, pick and choose from the items on our checklists to create your own master list of party-planning essentials.

Your Complete Holiday Season Planner (houzz.com)

It’s that time of year already. Thanksgiving is gone, and Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s are on the horizon. You may have already booked holiday flights or started buying a few gifts. Now it’s time to really get going on holiday preparations. You may choose to keep things simple and do a few things, or go all out with entertaining and gift-giving. Our holiday season planner will help you stay on top of what’s important to you so you can enjoy this special time of year.

5 Design Ideas Pros Recommend to Create a Home for Entertaining (houzz.com)

Holiday parties are on the horizon, so we asked more than 50 home design and remodeling pros what design features they recommend for creating a home that’s fit for entertaining. Here are five home features they say are worth considering.

10 Ways to Enjoy Your Yard More This Holiday Season (houzz.com)

Colder weather and shorter days tend to make us feel like hunkering down indoors, but a dose of fresh air can be just what we need this season. Whether you’re looking for ways to get your family outside or would like to escape the house for a bit of peace and quiet yourself, here are 10 ideas for getting out in the garden soon.

15 Things to Do on a Cozy Holiday Weekend at Home (houzz.com)

The feel of flannel sheets, the sound of stories told aloud, the scent of something delicious baking in the oven — as the holidays stretch out ahead, plan on nestling with family and friends in the warm embrace of your home. Whether your idea of cozy quality time is sipping cider or making wreaths, here are 15 activities to take you through the holiday.

Before and After: 3 Ultimate Outdoor Entertaining Areas (houzz.com)

Love to host alfresco get-togethers but your yard isn’t quite the partying type? Take some cues from these three outdoor spaces that underwent total transformations to become inspiring destinations. With stylish dining areas, outdoor kitchens, fireside seating and more, they offer a buffet of ideas to turn your own patio or yard into entertaining central.

If your region enjoys a mild fall and winter, you might be able to use your space year-round. If the chill has already set in where you live, consider adding blankets and space heaters to prolong the enjoyment — or just dream and plan for next year. Let’s dig in!

Do These 7 Things to Get an Organized Closet (houzz.com)

Fed up with facing a tangle of T-shirts? Sick of searching for a clean pair of socks? These seven steps will help you transform your clothes closet, shelves and drawers from a messy jumble into a gleaming model of efficiency.

Porch Decorating Ideas From Thanksgiving to New Year’s (houzz.com)

As we enter the busy holiday season, taking the time to give our porches or entryways a seasonal look both for fall and then again — almost immediately — for winter can feel like a push. This year, save some time by choosing decorations that can easily be transitioned between seasons.

For inspiration, take a look at these nine seasonal decorating ideas. Long-lasting wreaths, potted plants and other entryway arrangements can be put together now, enjoyed through Thanksgiving and then easily transitioned for a wintery look to take you through the holidays.

10 Host and Hostess Gifts Just Right for Holiday Parties (houzz.com)

A bouquet of flowers or bottle of wine is always appreciated, but when you want something a little less expected, these 10 crowd-pleasing ideas are just the ticket. Keep a few go-to gifts at the ready and you’ll be prepared for any holiday party, potluck or open house that pops up on your schedule.