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Christmas in July: Have You Checked Your Tree Lately?

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It’s Christmas and the southern hemisphere is rejoicing. While our friends south of the equator are busy fluffing their Christmas trees in July, it’s time you asked yourself a crucial question: have you checked your own tree lately? The Balsam Hill blog gives you a handy checklist to make sure your tree is in tip-top shape for December.

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Hello Tree, We Meet Again!

Before taking out your tree from storage, it’s important to determine a good spot where you can clean it. Choose to work in a controlled environment indoors to prevent any possible damage from the summer heat, wind, or unexpected rain. Also, consider the safety of children and pets. They might become fascinated with the colors of your ornaments and believe they are edible.

Lay down a large sheet of paper or cloth on the floor for catching dust and debris. This simple step allows for an easy clean up afterwards. Begin taking out the tree by gently lifting the parts out of the bag or box. Then place each section in a designated spot.

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Tips from Celebrity Party Planners

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Planning parties can be quite an elaborate task. From deciding on a theme, to purchasing decorations, setting up, and finalizing the guest list, there is a lot that needs to be accomplished in a short amount of time. Apply these helpful celebrity party planner tips during the upcoming holiday season, and turn your next party into a stunning success.


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Use the Space

The magnitude of a party is highly dependent upon the space. Selecting the venue early is key to determining the overall party ambiance. If you have picked a large space, be sure to get a floor plan to use as a guide when plotting out where everything should go. Whatever your venue’s scope and capacity may be, the important thing to remember is to always maximize the space.

Decide on the Theme

A party’s theme dictates the décor you would need to purchase, so select the theme as early as possible. Aside from design elements, also start laying out the color palette so that everything in the room is well coordinated. Great parties do not just rely on entertainment and food, but they also rely on the ambiance that visual décor creates. Give your guests an experience to remember by choosing a theme that is fresh and engaging.

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