E dear! readers,
Leaves are falling, temperatures are dropping, and holiday cheer is piling up. This is such a fun time of year, especially as my kids are growing up. I look forward to seeing loved ones, creating new traditions and all the delicious foods! I know I’m not the only one counting down the holidays, which is why I’m excited to work as a holiday guest editor at E! All season.
I’ve got gift suggestions to help you with your list and some helpful ideas for hosting events. We all know hosting can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. I used to be more invested in creating the “perfect” presentation with elaborate views and decorations. However, in the past few years, there have been a lot of kids at our events. Admittedly, things have gotten a little more chaotic for all of us. Nowadays, I’m less focused on the show and I mean more about creating an atmosphere in which everyone feels comfortable so that we can enjoy spending time together.
Me and my friends celebrate Friends’ Day every year. Instead of entrusting one host with responsibility for the entire meal, we invite people to bring their favorite dish. It takes a little organization so you don’t end up with six different potato dishes, but it’s a nice way for everyone to share their own traditions and take the pressure off the host.
If you’re not sure where to start, don’t worry. take a deep breath. You have this. I have plenty of ideas, tips, and shopping suggestions to make hosting as easy as possible. And that’s not all. After Friendsgiving, we’ll delve into gift giving and other essentials for the rest of this year’s holidays.