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Your Guide to Last Minute Holiday Home Entertaining Shortcuts

The holiday season provides a wonderful occasion to catch up with family and friends. That’s hard to do, though, if you’re swamped with holiday entertaining preparations. Use this handy guide to get out of the kitchen and focus on what’s most important this season.

Last Minute Holiday Home Entertaining Shortcuts

Keep It Simple

If you’ve been asked to host an event with little time to spare, you need to keep it as simple as possible. Try these easy last minute holiday home entertaining shortcuts:

  • Use disposable dishes and flatware to save time cleaning up your kitchen.
  • Try crock-pot friendly recipes that cook themselves. Fondues and hot dips make for tasty hors d’oeuvres.
  • Order catered dishes to ease your burden, and spoon them onto festive platters.

Create Atmosphere

You can apply your last minute holiday home entertaining shortcuts to your decorating, too. Strive for accents that are simple and tasteful. A poinsettia on the table is an easy, festive decoration you can enjoy throughout the season. Consider buying festive disposable guest towels for your bathroom to spread the cheer. When in doubt, a crackling fireplace adds ambience and charm.

Up Your Curb Appeal

You don’t need to go as crazy as the Griswold’s, but a few twinkly lights and a festive wreath on your door go a long way to make your home look inviting. One holiday home entertaining shortcut you shouldn’t take? Neglecting to shovel your sidewalk. Keep your entryway ice-free!

We at HB Home services hope these tips help you have a safe and stress-free holiday season!


Harry Hink is the owner of HB Services, LLC. He has years of experience in the home improvement field and brings an unparalleled enthusiasm to his customers. HB Services is known locally for their continued support of local communities, schools and businesses.

Harry is active in many organizations to include the Medical Care of Children Partnership(MCCP) which is a community partnership dedicated to providing medical and dental services to children of the working poor of Fairfax County who otherwise are ineligible to receive healthcare offered through Medicaid or other private and public sources. Harry is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corp, a certified United States swimming coach and, most important, a husband and father.

Owner Harry Hink’s philosophy is timeless and simple – do for our customers what we would do for ourselves. Our staff will listen to your ideas, offer insight suggestions and come up with a design that fits your lifestyle and adds value to your home.


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