Now, let’s dive into Day 8 with Legally Crafty!
Who is Legally Crafty?
Holly is the DIY-er and party planning enthusiast behind Legally Crafty. She started her blog as an escape from billable hours and legal research during a few years of big law firm life. After deciding to leave billable hours behind to work in learning and development, Holly found more time for celebrating the everyday with her friends, family, and husband.
Holly is still a licensed attorney and absolutely loves DIY and documenting how you can put together décor and gatherings on a budget. Whenever possible, she highlights where her supplies were purchased from, approximately how much they cost, and tips and tricks for how to re-create the look as easily as possible. The goal of Legally Crafty is to provide you with some inspiration on crafts and get-togethers that won’t cost you a fortune.
Day 9 – Holiday #HostfulHack: Incorporating Holiday Tunes
One of the easiest and cost-effective ways to add ambiance to your holiday gatherings is to ensure music is playing in the background. It’s not just a way to fill the air. It’s an element to help influence the way your guests feel while they are present. Slow music will generate an intimate and relaxing atmosphere while upbeat music will create hype and energy. Therefore, before you choose your playlist, be sure to consider what type of feeling you want your guests to experience and base all of your selections on that notion.
Legally Crafty’s Incorporating Holiday Tunes #HostfulHacks
Whether you are getting together with family in-person or virtually this year, have each family choose a Christmas song in advance to perform for karaoke. No fancy machine required, just put together a playlist on Spotify or your preferred way of listening to music and set the lineup! Bonus points for families who dress up in the theme of the song they picked.
My family has had so much fun doing this over the years! Favorite costume and song combos have been “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer,” “The Island of Misfit Toys,” and “Mele Kalikimaka.”