Hi there! It's Kate from DomestiKatedLife
here, and I'm back after Thanksgiving to help you tackle entertaining during the rest of the holiday season. In the next few weeks there are office gatherings, cookie swaps, white elephant parties, cocktail hours, and of course the big Christmas eve and Christmas day celebrations.
My very first piece of advice is to pick a color scheme when decorating for the holidays. When you're using a consistent palette, things will look cohesive and clean. This year I'm all about metallics—silvers and golds are classic tones and the colors will transition perfectly into decorating for New Year's Eve, and really, nothing says the holidays like a little sparkle! If you're looking for a more modern color scheme I love the bright candy cane inspired contrast of red and white. There are so many great ways to bring in red and white stripes: try wrapping paper under the tree, bold grosgrain ribbon around the backs of chairs, and of course some fun paper straws!