4 Easy Ideas to Elevate Your Last-Minute Holiday Plans

2020 has felt like *the* longest year of all time, but somehow it seems like the holiday season snuck up on us.

Between gift shopping and the countless holiday movies on your must-watch list, it's easy to let certain parts of holiday planning fall through the cracks. If you’re scrambling for ways to decorate your space or create a holiday-ready outfit, you’re in luck–we rounded up the easiest last-minute ideas to get festive this season below!

Create an Elaborate Cheese Plate As Your Celebration Centerpiece

Planning a holiday menu is no small feat. If you are in need of food inspiration, allow us to introduce you to a holiday secret weapon: an over-the-top cheese spread. Go big with a variety of cheeses and meats plus a mix of crackers and even some dried fruit to round out your elaborate plate. It takes a bit of organizing, yes, but it’s a festive way to kick off your holiday celebration without having to spend hours cooking in the kitchen.

Dress Up Your Sweats For a Holiday-Ready Look

If you need a holiday outfit in a pinch, turn to a tried-and-true outfit recipe: dress up your favorite sweatshirt and sweatpants with a pair of booties and a matching bag. You’ll be equal parts comfortable and cozy wherever your holiday celebrations take you. Plus, 2020 is the year we wore sweats for just about any occasion, so why should the holidays be any different?! 

Try 10 Minute Waves For an Instantly Chic Look

Simplify your holiday beauty look with easy beach waves that you can style in just 10 minutes. You don’t even need a curling iron to make it happen–Anna created this style with just a GHD flat iron, a heat protector, and a texture spray. You’ll be ready for the holiday festivities in no time.  

Focus On One Area of Your Home For Last-Minute Decorations

You don’t need to go over-the-top with holiday decorations to make your home feel festive. Instead, just focus on adding seasonal accents to transform one specific area of your space. For a smaller scale display you can create quickly (and with just a few supplies), hang holiday stockings and a bit of garland to seamlessly give your space a festive feel.

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