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The Ultimate Guide for Holiday Decorating Ideas — The Laughing Stork

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The Ultimate Guide for Holiday Decorating Ideas — The Laughing Stork

The Ultimate Guide for Holiday Decorating Ideas

Our ultimate Christmas guide features ideas for your plastic junk, grab-worthy centerpieces, ways to make decorating the Christmas tree even more laborious, and more.

Outdoor Decorations

The key to making a statement with your outdoor Christmas decorations:  “More is more,” advises The Laughing Stork’s design expert and Co-Chairkitty, Marcy Cuddles.  “To paraphrase Kelis, ‘My plastic junk brings all the neighbors to the yard.’  Don’t be afraid to layer that plastic junk with even more plastic junk — you can never have enough penguins in Santa hats, by the way — on both your yard and your roof, and complement it with several hundred strings of lights in varying colors.  Top it off with extra-loud Christmas music for the whole neighborhood to enjoy all night long and voila!  Magic.”

Hint:  If you take a step back and can still see a hint of your house, you haven’t gone far enough.  ADD MORE PLASTIC JUNK.

Make sure you also incorporate an extra-special piece that truly reflects your sentiments about the holiday season.

The Christmas Tree

Make your kids feel like an integral part of the household holiday activities by letting them decorate the tree.

And then redo it while they’re asleep.

Christmas Centerpiece

When it comes to the pièce de résistance of your at-home holiday dining experience — the centerpiece — be sure to keep these three decorating pillars in mind:

1.  Balls.

2.  Balls.

3.  And more balls.

Who doesn’t love to look at big balls while they’re eating?  So go ahead — grab a pair or two!


Candy Kirby is the founder of The Laughing Stork and a professional fun-maker who will never stop chasing her lifelong dream: to find the Pomeranian or porn star after whom her parents must have named her. A humor columnist for Disney, Nickelodeon, Scary Mommy, Reductress and Redbook, she also used to be a staff writer for the soap opera, The Bold and the Beautiful, where she penned many scripts featuring prolonged heated stares and countless “Who’s the Daddy?” story lines. Candy lives in Los Angeles with her husband, two young kids and three rescue Persian cats, the latter of whom are the real brains behind this operation (so send all complaints to them).

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