Hosting the Holidays

Getting Ready for Holiday Guests

Whether greeting carolers at the front door, serving dinner- or cocktail-party guests or hosting friends and family for overnight stays, find some creative, crafty and downright clever ideas to make yours the ideal home for the holidays.

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A Grand Entrance

Your guests' holiday experience begins at the front door and entryway. Greenery, tasteful lights and decorations set the stage. Customize your seasonal decorations with some DIY touches. "Welcome guests at the door with a fresh wreath made from a treestand studded with things you forage," says stylist and author Matthew Mead. His wreath features pinecones, acorns, berries and roses in water picks to dress up the greenery. Photo courtesy of Matthew Mead.

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