How to host a fabulous post-holiday party

The holiday season has come and gone, and even though some people might be excited about the lull in their social calendars, others may be a bit more depressed. Just because there is no official holiday in the near future, doesn't mean you can't plan a fabulous party now. Here are a few ideas for ensuring your event is perfection.

Pick a theme
A great way to get people in the mood to party is to host one with a theme. Whether it be a winter wonderland-inspired gathering or a "Downton Abbey" fete, having a theme always gets friends excited.

Have a fabulous spread
It's been said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, but we think the same goes for women too. Because of this, you'll want to have some delicious food for your party to thrill your guests. Go with a few fan favorites and also add an element of surprise by way of a unique dessert or a new pasta dish.

Enhance your decor
The last step in transforming your home into the perfect party space is to spruce up your kitchen and living room area. Make some room for people to play games and add a bit of romance with floral arrangements. Exquisite Beauty Bouquet by Teleflora is sure to impress. The mix of roses, alstroemeria, hydrangea and statice comes in a gorgeous lavender glass cube lined with greens.

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

Exquisite Beauty Bouquet

Turn your bedroom into a paradise getaway

The colder days of winter are finally here and even though it may be nice to see the snow fall once or twice, most people are ready to see it go just as fast. If you've been a bit down in the dumps due to the weather, it may be a nice idea to revamp a room in your home to help it feel like a tropical paradise. Styling your bedroom in this way may be best since this is the space you can truly call your own.

A fabulous way to infuse the island vibes into your bedroom is to switch up the colors used in the space. Try to add a bit of life by way of a soft green or blue hue on the walls. If you're not into such a major change, you can revamp your room by adding bright colors through your bedding. Get a funky duvet cover and a few accent pillows to really spruce up the area.

Purchasing spring flowers to keep in your room might also improve your mood when you walk in. A bright arrangement like & Teleflora's Sweet Fire Bouquet with Roses might be just the ticket. The mix of multi-colored roses are cheerful enough as is, but really come to life thanks to the sparkling pink cut-glass bowl they come in.

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

Sweet Fire Bouquet

How to enhance your home for Christmas

December is here and that means it's time for families to start decorating the home both indoors and out for the festivities to come. This decorating may be even more fun with youngsters running around, so be sure to include them in all the excitement.

Pick out the tree
When it comes to kicking off the Christmas season, nothing says it quite like getting the family Christmas tree. Before heading out to the local farm or store, make sure to measure the space you'll be placing the tree to avoid coming back with one that is too large or small for the area. Next, grab the lights and even have the kids string some cranberry strands to give the tree a classic feel.

Make decorations
Another easy idea to enhance the holiday spirit around the home is for the kids to craft some decorations - whether ornaments, garlands or more. One ornament idea to try is to collect a bag of pine cones and then have the kids spray them with gold or silver spray paint. Next, let them roll the cones in glitter and then tie a ribbon on them and voila! You'll have beautiful and crafty creations.

Bring in festive flowers
Christmas is not complete without the addition of a red poinsettia. Teleflora's Red Poinsettia is a must for holiday decor as the bold red and green plant comes in a gorgeous natural basket that will work with any interior style.

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

Red Poinsettia Plant

Host a chic holiday party

The holiday season is finally here and for many that means its time for buying gifts, embracing outdoor activities and attending fabulous parties. If you have taken on the task of throwing a holiday-inspired fete, there are a few ways to help it go off without a hitch. First and foremost, you'll need to have a theme. You can opt to go more elegant by way of a sit down dinner, or more playful with finger foods and festive music. Once you know which direction your party is headed, it will be easier to plan. With the party in motion, you'll need to figure out what to serve - eggnog and desserts are a must. You could also ask friends to bring along a few of their favorite hors d'oeuvres in order to spruce up the selection. When music and food is perfected, it's time to think about decorations. An easy way to spice up your holiday home decor is with gorgeous flowers. Teleflora's Merry & Bright holiday arrangement is both chic and classic. The mix of red roses, green chrysanthemums, variegated holly and Douglas fir is lovely on its own, but the addition of festive red Christmas balls and the gorgeous red cube vase give it that something extra. This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

Merry & Bright Holiday Bouquet

Top ways to prepare the home for the holidays

Thanksgiving has come and gone and now it's time for people to start planning for yet another important time of year, Christmas and Hanukkah. If you're feeling less than in the spirit to start decorating the home, a few ideas may help you get out of your rut. 1. Let there be light A fabulous way to get in the mood for holiday decorating is to create a winter wonderland in your front yard. Grab the old Christmas lights and start stringing them on your trees or bushes or even in your flower boxes to enhance the area. 2. Add garlands and wreaths There is perhaps nothing better than the smell of fresh pine and evergreen and this scent can be brought into your home with wreaths or garlands. Add pops of Christmas spirit in the house by wrapping greens up the banister on your stairs and have the kids make cranberry strands to add a touch of red to the look. 3. Bring in Christmas flowers One of the easiest ways to enhance the holiday cheer in your home is to purchase Christmas florals. An arrangement like Teleflora's Candlelit Christmas Centerpiece is sure to add some warmth to any room in your house. The collection of red amaryllis and red roses sparkle against the fragrant noble fir and golden, shimmering pine cones. This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

Candlelit Christmas Centerpiece

Top 3 ways to warm up the home for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just a day away and for those hosting, this is the day in which all of the loose ends surrounding the food and the guest list are being tied up. Even though the holiday is meant to celebrate being in the company of family and good friends, it may also be nice to have your home represent the warmth you feel. 1. Have the kids craft name tags A great way to add a personal touch to the meal and to keep the kids occupied while you cook is to have them craft specialty name tags for each guest. Let the youngsters create Thanksgiving-themed name settings that you can place in front of each plate to let guests know where to sit. Family members are sure to enjoy the sentimental gesture. 2. Hold food contests One way to get the family excited though a little competition is to hold a bake-off. Have certain guests bring a surprise pie and have people vote on their favorite, then gift the winner with a cute present. This type of activity is a great way to ensure there will be enough desserts, and might entice the family to try plenty of new sweets without feeling guilty. 3. Use flowers for flair Nothing says Thanksgiving like a turkey, but enhancing the presentation by placing cornucopias for Thanksgiving on the table is always a plus. An option like Teleflora's Crimson Cornucopia will add life to any table. The collection of dahlias, roses, Matsumoto asters and orchids is lovely and perfect for sharing holiday cheer. This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.

Classic Cornucopia with fresh flowers