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Last Minute Easy Holiday Entertaining Ideas

By: The Editors Of FaveCrafts

If you're having people over for the holidays this year, make sure you're prepared with a few easy holiday entertaining ideas that will get everyone in the holiday spirit, but won't occupy all your time. Keep it simple. Use leftover ornaments that didn't make it onto your tree to help embellish an existing vase or decorative bowl. Create party favors out of plain gift bags that you can grab at the craft store in a hurry.

The best holiday entertaining idea is to keep it simple and keep it fun. Enjoy yourself as you prepare for the holidays, and add that special touch to the interior of your home. Your guests will appreciate a handmade favor, and you'll love the feeling of the DIY holiday entertaining decor. Try out a few of these easy holiday entertaining ideas for decorations and party favors for your festive event.

Gift Wrap Wreath     Holiday Trays     Keepsake Boxes


Easy Holiday Entertaining Ideas

Whether they go on your wall or in the center of the table, decorations and festive servingware are a necessity this year. Make last minute holiday decorations the easy way.

Holiday Felt Ornament



Colorful Holiday Felted Ornaments - These ornaments and others make great centerpiece embellishments. They'r easy to make and add a splash of color to any decor.




 More Projects:

Decorative Gift Wreath

Holiday Candle Ring

Stackable Holiday Trays

DIY Serving Platter


Holiday Favors and Gifts

Prepare a simple holiday favor for your guests to walk away with. If you're providing store-bought favors, make a simple gift bag with a festive stamp or design. Or provide a keepsake box where they can keep memories of holidays past. Of course, edible goodies and treats are always a welcome favor. Make your favorite chocolate dipped pretzels and give them out in a handsewn muslin bag for special effect.

For another personal touch, hand out a CD of your favorite holiday songs with a decorative cover. Or make a homemade card with a special holiday story or memory written inside.

Bloom Gift Bag



 Last Minute Gift Bags - Make quick and easy gift bags with plain paper bags and rubber stamps. Fill with fresh herbs or a jar of salsa for an instant gift.




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Twinkling Keepsake Boxes

Muslin Snack Bags

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