31 No-Stress Holiday Entertaining Tips

No need to run yourself ragged over the holidays. Try these tips for simple, elegant holiday entertaining.
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Make it sweet without so much sugar

The one thing that zaps holiday cheer in any location, is a sugar meltdown, says Charity Curley Matthews, whose family of five is spending their first holiday in the U.S. this year after several years in Italy. With three kids under the age of five, Matthews makes sure to plan snacks like cheese and whole wheat crackers or roasted nuts to keep everyone going without the sugar rush and crash. Adults, like kids, are susceptible to sugar highs and lows.