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Trending on Remodelista: How to Be a Great Host (and Guest) this Holiday Season

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Trending on Remodelista: How to Be a Great Host (and Guest) this Holiday Season

November 29, 2019

How to ace the whole hosting a festive gathering thing this season? Less stress, more prep. Shop less, buy better. Here are tips from Remodelista’s editors:

1. How to Set the Table Properly

Above: We checked in with the founders of Food52 for a tutorial on the art and science of setting a table. In Expert Advice: How to Set the Table, Courtesy of Food 52, they share four ways to do it.

2. How to Elevate Your Dessert Presentation

Much better than the throw-away tins from the grocery store are these attractive pie and tart dishes. See Alexa&#8\2\17;s \10 Easy Pieces: Holiday Bakeware for more ideas.
Above: Much better than the throw-away tins from the grocery store are these attractive pie and tart dishes. See Alexa’s 10 Easy Pieces: Holiday Bakeware for more ideas.

3. How to Decorate the Table

Above: Attractive water bottles, simple glass vases with a few stems of thistle, and a cutting board of cut veggies are all you need to replicate this pretty tablescape. Find more tips on throwing a considered-casual affair in For the Hostess Procrastinaire: 10 Useful Tips for Stress-Free Entertaining. Photograph by Simon Bevan.

4. How to Load the Dishwasher

Above: This holiday season, share the gift of knowing how to load the dishwasher the right way. Please. See Just in Time for Thanksgiving: How to Load a Dishwasher.

5. How to Be a Good Guest

Above: Excel at being a guest this holiday season and come bearing a thoughtful present that has zero chance of being re-gifted. Some great ideas in Holiday Gift Guide 2019: For the Discriminating Host/ess, Under-$50 Edition.

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