Posts Tagged“entertaining”

Entertainer Extraordinaire Jeannie is sharing her decorating tips, hostess secrets and favorite products. With her inspiration, you’ll be entertaining holiday guests with style and ease. From Thanksgiving through Christmas, Solutions is the place to look for clever and time-saving kitchen tools, seasonal decorations and space-saving home furnishings that make it easier to welcome overnight guests.

Solutions has created an exclusive collection of decorations that make it quick and easy to beautify your home for the holidays. Watch the video and see how much time and effort you’ll save with these elegant, lighted decorations that make your  home look spectacular.


It’s that time again…and many of us are thinking about summer entertaining: Outdoor dinner parties, family barbecues, or maybe a romantic brunch for two on the patio.
It’s simple to create a cozy and inviting outdoor living space in your backyard, garden or patio. By combining elements such as outdoor furniture, rugs and lighting, you can create one cohesive space.


Here are some easy ways to create your own oasis:

Solutions Ice Ball Maker

Solutions is all about fun! We search far and wide for products that will help you make your life simpler and more enjoyable. From clever kitchen tools, to our popular Miracle Cloth®, and a large selection of rugs and doormats—Solutions has it all.

This summer, we’re really excited about one of our favorite summer topics, “Entertaining.” We found unique items that will set your home apart from your neighbor’s (unless they too, know about Solutions). Amy, Solutions Director of Merchandising, just filmed two exciting videos this summer. Check out Amy in the “Beat The Heat” video, as she shows off some fun ways to stay cool and refreshed on hot summer days. Enjoy the sunshine! See more entertaining must have items at Solutions >


No need to bring the party indoors after the sun goes down! Glow all out at your next outdoor party with these fun ideas:

1. Line your stone paths with these handblown glass lanterns >. The soft-glowing LED hidden inside goes on automatically at dark. They also make a colorful and subtle centerpiece for the table.

2. Adorn your dining table with these charming, energy-efficient wax birds>. They provide a clean and safe candle alternative, and a great addition to your dining table after dark.

3. Add a little glow to your pool. These floating lights > can be set for color changing or yellow candle-like flickering. Anchor them in place or let them float free. Great for entertaining…or enjoying as you dine poolside.

4. With every summer party, there is a chance of unexpected guests. This quiet bug zapper > has purple lights that come on automatically at dusk to draw the insects in.

Looking for some more fun ways to light up your summer party? Click here>

We’re gearing up for the launch of our Summer Catalog, which will be arriving in your home in early May. Our staff has searched long and hard to bring you fun and exciting home accents, problem solvers, pest control products and décor that will make your summer sparkle.

“Entertaining guests in the home” was one of our main focuses when we designed the summer catalog. Here are a few of our favorites to give you a look into spring.

hour glass wire side tablesHour Glass Table $89.98
This colorful, lightweight, wire and mesh constructed table looks great wherever you place it.
product# 89227

Even if you don’t have a lot of space, you can help guests feel more comfortable during their stay with these 6 easy tips.

1. Make sure to have coffee on hand. The Coffee Stack organizer keeps your pods organized so your guests can easily find java when they need it.

2. The Fold-out Ottoman quickly converts to a comfortable bed for your guests and is perfect for those small spaces. Fold it up and tuck it away during the day.

3. Provide a variety of reading material for your guests. The Reader’s Nightstand keeps books and magazines organized next to the guest bed. There’s even room on top for a clock and some bottled water.

4. Make sure to provide extra toiletries and towels for your guests. The space-saving Duo Shower Curtain Rod holds your shower curtain on one side, while guests can hang their towels on the other to dry.

5. If you need extra space for meals, the Round Table Extender turns your square table that normally seats four and turns it into a round table that seats up to eight!

6. Don’t forget about those extra touches, like leaving a surprise ornament by the bedside or decorating the guest room with a lighted willow branch. Little touches can make the room seem extra cozy.