This December, SOHO is offering a special gift card promotion. Purchase $100 in gift cards and earn a $25 bonus card reward. Recipients of the gift cards will not only have the chance to enjoy SOHO’s food but, more importantly, can savor the company of friends and family.

 

Holly 

 

Spending time with family and friends is the reason so many of us love the holidays – and whether you’re entertaining in a restaurant or at home it can be fun to add to the ambience of the evening with special details. With that in mind, I thought I’d share three holiday entertaining ideas:

 

Consider setting a seating arrangement and utilizing place cards. One creative idea for place cards is to use photos. Simply place a photo of each guest in a small picture frame and set the image at the guest’s seat. (Walmart offers twelve 4 x 6 frames for $9.00).

 

Use wine bottles as decorations. Wash and dry empty wine bottles and then arrange dried or fresh flowers within the bottles. Or, if you are more ambitious, create a wine bottle filled with holiday lights. This article from eHow.com has full instructions on making this unique centerpiece.

 

Music can help create a festive mood. You may want to tap into televised music stations – many offer sounds of the season – or iTunes radio. Or, ask each guest to bring a favorite holiday CD to the gathering.

 

Happy holidays!