Leon Day: How to Start Planning for the Holidays

Many people are unaware that June 25 is known as “Leon Day,” a time for crafters and party planners to start preparing for the holiday season. Not only is Leon Day exactly six months away from Christmas, but also the name ‘Leon’ is ‘Noel’ spelled backwards. Although the holiday season may seem like it’s far-off, now is the time to start thinking through how you want to celebrate this year.

Below are some ideas to keep in mind as you start planning for your holiday activities, to make your celebration is a success:

  • Table Toppings.

How you set the table can make or break any dinner party, and having the correct elements can ensure that you will wow your guests. Whether it’s creating personalized name cards, or a funky tabletop turkey, dress your table up and create a picturesque setting for your guests to enjoy. Remember to top your table with things such as decorative tableware and linens or napkins that fit your theme or style. 

  • A Perfect Gift.

The holiday season is filled with the thoughts of joy, family and of course gift giving. Show your appreciation for your specials guests by handing out a little something for them to take home – and they don’t have to be expensive! Check out these ideas for creating a cute Christmas Countdown Calendar, or if you’re in more of a “spooky” mood, a gift bag filled with sweet treats will do the trick!

  • Cookie Connections.

Cookies are a delicious symbol of the holiday season, and a great way to give your guests a little something to snack on at your event. Even if it’s black cat or ghost-inspired cookies at your Halloween soirée, or a classic butter and jam thumbprint cookie for Friendsgiving that brings you back to baking in grandma’s kitchen, cookies are a way to remember the sweetness that the holidays can bring. And your guests will love them!


Other holiday-prepping ideas include:

  • Chandelier decorating: Fancying up a funky or formal chandelier can help set your event’s mood.
  • Cozy cocktails: Check out these wonderful recipes for delicious cocktails that will leave your guests’ taste buds mesmerized.

We agree, it definitely does not feel like holiday season outside. However, keeping some of these ideas in mind will make sure you can start of strong when those holiday parties come rolling around!


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