12/11/2012 05:38 pm ET Updated Feb 10, 2013

A Holiday Entertaining Guide

The holidays are my absolute favorite time of the year. It is during these times that I try to appreciate the simple moments in life. I imagine myself as a part of the classic holiday scene: warm and cozy by a roaring fire with a cup of hot cocoa, laughing and singing holiday songs with my loved ones and friends. Entertaining during the holidays gives everyone the opportunity to reenact these loving holiday scenes and gives them the ability to create lasting holiday memories. What greater gift is there than a memory of time with the ones you love? This is how I came to create this holiday entertainment guide. I want to give everyone the resources to create that ideal holiday party.

Below, you'll find everything to create the perfect setting for your party including aromas, table settings, invitation styles and décor ideas. Also, since I love singing holiday songs, I've themed this guide around holiday sing-alongs! Singing as the theme and main activity is important to me, not only because it is a cherished pastime of mine and how I define the holidays, but because it allows people to laugh and have fun and turns it into a deeper personal experience. Music is the song of life, and this will bring life to the party! Happy holidays!

Holiday Entertaining