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November 20, 2019

5 Helpful Tips in Hosting Your First Noche Buena as a Couple

It’s your first Christmas together in your new home and what better way to celebrate it this year by inviting your family over and hosting the Noche Buena? It’s time to put your culinary and hosting skills to work and we are here with Crate and Barrel to give you helpful tips every step of the way.

1.Pick out minimalist Christmas décor that won’t take up too much space but would surely still give you the holiday feels, just like these Cypress Trees and decorative Christmas-scented candles!

Red Cranberry Scented Pillar Candles, prices start at Php 449; Spin Candle Holders, prices start at Php 499
Cypress Tress, 24”at Php 3,799, 33” at Php 8,699 and 6’ at Php 24,999

2. The first thing you might want to consider as you’re putting your home together is to pick out functional furniture that could provide extended space when you invite people over and stay compact on all the other days.

Lakin Extension Table (Php 139,990)
Lakin Extension Table (Php139,990)

3. Go on Pinterest to find the perfect holiday theme for the first thing your guests get excited about–the grazing table. Get experimental and mix and match different shapes, colors, and textures of serving boards that would make the simple cheese and cold cuts platter look extra special.

Hayes Marble Serve Board with Handles Php 2,999 and Hayes Marble & Wood Serve Board with Glass Dome Php 3,599
Slate Cheese Boards, starts at Php529; Acacia Natural Wedge Serve (Php1,579)

4. Bring out your best dinnerware! When you pick out dinnerware, don’t forget to have fun with it by getting pieces that could be mixed and matched across different themes. You’ll be surprised at all the pretty combinations you can come up with!

Shimmer Salad Plate (Php449); Gold Plated Charger (Php999); Ellenore Gold 5-Piece Place Setting (Php2,499); Aria Gold Napkin Ring (Php179)
Addison Dinnerware, starts at Php799

5. Having a bar cart nearby where your loved ones can make their own favorite cocktails will surely keep the party going until Christmas Day.

Libations Bar Cart (Php54,990)
Tino Decanter (Php2,499); Canada Glencairn Whiskey Glass (Php649)

From our family to yours, we wish you happy holidays and blessings to your new home. May it be filled with love, happiness, and warmth! Feel free to drop by Crate and Barrel at the 3/F of SM Aura Premier, Ground Floor of SM Makati, and 4/F of SM Megamall. Prices and product availability featured in this article are subject to change.

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