5 Tips for a Stress Free Holiday
by Lynn Lilly, Nov 12 2019
This post is sponsored by Milos Famous Tea but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
The holidays are almost here and I know some of you are already stressing out. The holidays are a time to gather with family, enjoy the spirit of giving and make memories. Every year, I used to stress out about the holidays but after I had Lily I realized I needed to come up with some ways to entertain without being stressed. In partnership with Milos Famous Tea, I am sharing my top five tips to have a stress free holiday!
1. Have ready to serve beverage options for your family and friends. Milo's Famous Tea is a great option to have out for guests to pour the perfect glass of tea and have a beverage in their hands within seconds. This award-winning tea is always a crowd-pleaser at my house! It has become a tradition for all get-togethers! I also feel good about serving it because it is all-natural, contains no preservatives, and is brewed fresh from real tea leaves. You can also add other great Milo's products like Milo's Lemonade and have a few fresh fruit out for your guests to mix their own unique beverage. My favorite combo is Milo's Sweet Tea with a splash of Milo's Lemonade with a few fresh cranberries and blackberries! Visit the Milo's store locator to find it a refrigerated section of a retailer near you.
2. Skip putting the sandwiches together, tossing the salad or fixing the baked potatoes and set out the individual ingredients for your guests make their own. This is less work for you and your guests get their food prepared exactly how they want!
3. Skip the china and go disposable. Nothing makes this mama happier than not having to do a bunch of dishes. Most craft and party stores have upscale disposable dishes that look so good you can't even tell they are disposable until you pick them up! If you can't go as far as plastic at least go with dishwasher safe! How cute is the glass below? It is plastic!!
4. Ask for help! The holidays are a time of celebrating and should be spent with family and friends not in the kitchen cooking or cleaning up by yourself. Don't be afraid to ask your friends and family for help if you are hosting. Ask them to bring their favorite dish or lend a helping hand during clean up.
5. Use a planner or to-do board to keep track of all the holiday events and gift-giving. Create a systematic way to track your to-do's and give yourself deadlines. This will avoid the last-minute holiday rush and give you more time to enjoy time with your family.
Always remember the holidays are about making memories and spending quality time with family and friends! I hope my tips for entertaining will make your holidays a little more enjoyable!