There's no shortage of events around Northwest Louisiana to keep the Holiday Spirit fresh and alive. But if you're more low-key, here are some suggestions to get you feeling festive right from the comfort of your own home
1. Fire it up and flip it on
Sometimes all you need is a cozy fire crackling in the fireplace, a fluffy blanket, and your favorite Christmas movies. Get cozy and snuggle in for a movie marathon of all your favorites. Don't forget to popcorn and hot cocoa! And if you don't have a favorite, here's a quick list of the most popular Christmas movies to give you inspiration - everything from classics to comedies to animated - no doubt you'll find exactly what you need!
2. Smell the spirit all around you
Spice up your home with scents that remind you 'tis the season! Candles, essential oils, melted wax, or your own blend of spices on the stove - whatever method you choose to use, make it festive! There's no shortage of holiday scents that will get your home smelling like Christmas; cranberry, apple spice, clove, evergreen, pumpkin spice, and so much more. If you're interested in spicing it up the old fashioned way, try simmering one of these mixes on the stove or in a crockpot!
3. Intimate gatherings
If big crowds and cleaning the next day are your thing, by all means, party like a rowdy rock star! But if you're into low-key, invite your closest friends over for a hot chocolate bar and ask everyone to hang an ornament on your tree. You can serve festive apps, make this decadent crock pot hot chocolate, fill jars with all the best hot chocolate add-ons, and enjoy the company of the ones you love the most.
4. Bake like you're Betty Crocker
There are few things that will get you in the spirit like baking will! Sugar cookies, ginger snaps, molasses crinkles, chocolate bark, fudge, OH MY!! Grab your kids and dust your kitchen with flour, then ice it and top it with sprinkles! Not only is baking a way to make memories in your home, it makes you whole home smell delicious, fills your belly with happiness, and gives you an opportunity to share the wealth with friends, family, co-workers, and neighbors! What's your favorite thing to bake?
Whatever your plans for the 2018 Holiday Season, Hayli Cagle & Associates wishes you health, happiness, and lots of love! 🎄