Hosting This Holiday Season? Here's What You Need To Know

Hosting This Holiday Season? Here's What You Need To Know

Oct 7th 2022 Staff

The holidays are almost here, and if you are one to be planning ahead, we're here to help! The House of Lights and Home Accents is a local lighting store located in Melbourne. We are extremely excited to be welcoming the holidays this season. We offer so many options for your home or office space to truly capture the season and the joy that this season brings. From home decor and furniture to dining room lighting, you'll love the hundreds of selections you'll find in our store and online. Learn some great tips on hosting this holiday season, and stop by to find the perfect lighting fixture or home decor item today!

Set the Mood

So much of the holiday season has to do with the mood. 'Tis a season to be jolly, and what brings joy to many is holiday decor, such as lights strung up around the home or office space, decorated trees, pumpkins, and more. If you are hosting this holiday season, one great place to dress up with seasonal decor is the dining room table. Invest in a wonderful seasonal holiday piece, such as a poinsettia or a fall scape of some sort. Candles are a great choice, as are fresh cut flowers. Here at our local lighting store, you can find all sorts of holiday decor items you'll love. Stop by to browse today!

Finger Foods Rule

While the main course of turkey, ham, stuffing, and pie is what most people look forward to, the appetizers and finger foods you eat before the main course absolutely rule. From veggies and dip to crackers and cranberry sauce, having a variety of finger foods available to satisfy every taste (including the kiddos) is a must in order to ensure no one is grumpy because of hunger pains. Great seasonal serving dishes can be a real treat, too. Ask a lighting designer about our options today.

Involve Others

Part of what makes the holidays great is being with others, especially family and friends who live far away and come in to help you celebrate the holidays. If family and friends are visiting, get them involved in the holiday hosting plans, too. Not only can you use the help, but it'll also give them something to do. Plus, you'll spend more quality time together. Assign your guests a side dish to make or put them in charge of cookie decorating with the kids. Form memories together while you put together your holiday meal plans.

Prepare for Overnight Guests

While most of your guests don't plan to spend the night with you, it's nice to have a place ready for them if they do decide to spend the night. After all, time can definitely fly when everyone is visiting and having a good time together, and the last thing you want is your guests having to drive home at 3 AM or take a rideshare car. Have a guest room (or just your couch!) ready at your Melbourne home with extra sheets, pillows, and towels just in case. Plus, don't forget a night light and an extra lamp, so your guests can see better at night. Let our certified lighting designers help with all your guest lighting options today.


While the holidays are a busy time of year for everyone, it's also a time where life can slow down a bit and you can enjoy company. Hosting for the holiday season is a lot of joy, but it can be a monumental task, too. We hope you've enjoyed the tips above for hosting, and our local lighting store is here to help, too. From an extra mirror for the guest bathroom to candles, lamps, kitchen lighting, and an entryway fixture, we've got your needs covered. Our certified lighting designers are here to help offer advice and show you our wonderful selection. We only carry the best lighting brands of the highest quality, so you can rest assured your home will be sparkling this holiday season.

The House of Lights and Home Accents has been serving the people and business owners of Melbourne for more than 50 years. In addition to our wonderful lighting, furniture, and home decor selection, we also offer lighting installation, our PROclub for business and trade professionals, and lighting layout and design services. Stop by our Melbourne lighting showroom to celebrate the holiday season today!

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