Holiday Hosting Tips For Luxury Homeowners

’Tis the Season for elegant gatherings, luxurious parties, and events to enjoy the holidays with your friends and family. While the winter months are cold outside, your luxury home at the Lake of the Ozarks, can be warm and cozy inside, and the perfect place for entertaining guests. Bring the festivities of the season to your luxury lake home and do a little rocking around the Christmas tree! If you are planning a fun and elegant holiday party at your luxury lake home, here are a few tips to help make your event a success!

Make a good impression from the start by sending a tasteful invitation to your guests. There are many options, but for a truly elegant affair, you can hire a graphic designer to design and print breathtaking and luxurious letterpress invitations. Not sure what trending right now? Your designer can guide you toward the best fonts, colors, and styles to really make an impression.

Curb Appeal
Make sure that the exterior of your home is lit up with the excitement of the season. Curb appeal isn’t just for selling luxury homes at the Lake of the Ozarks! Festive lights with bold, dancing colors, wreaths adorning your entryway, and planters filled with the greenery of the season. Not sure where to start? There are companies that will come out and do the decorating for you based on what your particular  holiday style may be.

Deck the Halls
Less is more when decorating for the holidays, but that doesn’t mean your home has to feel empty. Tasteful placements can make all of the difference when styling your luxury home at the Lake of the Ozarks. The focal point of any holiday design starts with your Christmas tree. With so many different styles for the tree, you can match the overall feel of your home. Start by choosing a color palette of one or two colors, and this can help you achieve the elegance that you desire. Not sure what size tree to start with? Choose the largest tree that you can fit into your space, and start with the lights. You can choose one or two of the same ornaments to repeat throughout the tree, and choose coordinating schemes for your mantel and tablescape. Or if you prefer the sentiments of the season, fill your tree with the ornaments you have been collecting through the years - all of which will have a story to go along with them!

Sounds of the Season
Music plays a huge role in setting the festive holiday mood. Use a playlist that is both cheerful and familiar. Everyone loves to sing along to the carols of the holiday season. A nice mix of traditional Christmas songs, classic jazz, and even a few modern selections can be the perfect blend.

Atmosphere & Ambience
The lighting in your home will be almost as important as the music. If you have a fireplace in your luxury lake home, this is the time to light it up! Whether it is wood burning, gas, or electric, a crackling fire creates a feeling of warmth and coziness. Most all overhead lighting should stay off or dim, with the exception of the dining room overhead light. You can combine multiple sources of light, like your table and floor lamps, as well as candles to provide mood lighting. 
Dinner Is Served
Plan a menu for all to enjoy. Whether you host a formal, sit-down dinner, or offer a casual array of delicious hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, having a variety to suit everyone's taste pallet will be sure to please. This is a great time to pull out all of the stops and impress your guests with a variety of items, from extremely lavish to familiar fare. The main goal is to serve up items that are high quality, and substantial, and don’t forget to serve them on proper plates for the occasion. Hiring a caterer can be a good choice so that you are allowed to be a host without spending your time in the kitchen.

Happy Holidays from Luxury Lake Home!

As you gear up for this festive holiday season, we hope that you make wonderful memories in your luxury lakefront home. This is a beautiful time of year to enjoy and share your luxury lake home with family and friends!
If you are in the market for your very own million-dollar luxury lake home, we would love the opportunity to help you find the home of your dreams. Let us introduce you to the luxury lifestyle that the Lake of the Ozarks has to offer!
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Lake Ozark Realty

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