I’m a planner and a list maker. I recognize that not everyone is similar in their entertaining methods, and I wanted to offer 5 tips to help you with your holiday planning and décor, so you have the best start to the holiday season.Read more
Depending on your holiday vacation schedule and if you have family or friends visiting you this week you may want to come up with some activities to keep everyone happy. In other words, to keep you happy! There are the usual choices to go shopping at the King of Prussia Mall on Black Friday, go to the movies (buy your tickets in advance if you wish to get in), or go bowling (which can be fun if family groups become teams and compete.) For additional ideas in the Philadelphia, PA and surrounding areas:
My last decorating article, Prepare your Guest Bathroom for the Holidays, offered tips on getting the guest bath ready for holiday visitors. This week, I wanted to provide tips on getting your guest bedroom ready or any area that you plan to put your guests. If you are new to your place of living and want to host guests and have nothing, you can easily and on a budget pull this together.
As we head into November and the time when many people have overnight guests, I wanted to focus my next two posts on tips for getting ready. This week let’s focus on the bathroom guests will use.
Regardless if you are entertaining people this holiday season or simply want to try something different many fun things are happening in Philadelphia and the surrounding areas. To keep everyone entertained and happy, here are a few appealing activities:
- The Macy’s Center City Christmas Light Show and Wanamaker Organ Concert, visit the Dickens Village located on the 3rd floor of Macy’s.
- Made in Philadelphia Holiday Market at Dilworth Park runs through Jan 1st. It was designed to complement the Christmas Village at Love Park.
- The Comcast Holiday Spectacular – 15 minute show that runs through January 1.
- Sugarhouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront.
- Gingerbread House Competition & Display at Peddler’s Village in Bucks County on display until January 6th.
- Franklin Square Light Show
- A Longwood Gardens Christmas through January 7th.
Visit one of the many art museums in the Philadelphia Area:
- Philadelphia Museum of Art
- Museum of the American Revolution is featuring a Winter Break at the Museum through Dec 31st offering interactive activities.
- Michener Art Museum – Doylestown
- PAFA- Penn Academy of the Fine Arts
- The Barnes
- Rodin Museum
Things to do with kids:
- Arrange for a behind the scenes tour at the Philadelphia Zoo.
- The Franklin Institute is offering timed programs from Dec 26th-Dec 31st – fun for everyone!
- Bring the kids to see reindeer at the Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown, PA.
- Visit Christmas Underwater at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ.
- Hershey Park – Christmas Candylane.
Have a fantastic holiday season! I look forward to and am excited to see all the fabulous home decorating trends that 2018 will offer!
By Debbie Correale, founder and owner of Redesign Right, LLC. You can learn more about her at RedesignRight.com. Find her on Facebook.com/RedesignRight, Twitter @RedesignRight, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Houzz, Google+ and Instagram.