We all know that December is a busy month with holiday parties, work secret Santas and family gatherings, but for most of us the season starts well before that. Now is the time for Mayor’s Balls, the first community silent auctions, annual luncheons and charity galas…the busiest time of the year has begun!

 

Since this time of the year is a hectic time, it’s time to get organized so I can actually enjoy all the festivities! Here’s how I do it:

 

Get that shopping done early! The earlier the better…as in by the first week of November.

Buy your tickets and tables before they’re gone: With all the popular events of the season, it’s important to be sure you have your favorite event tickets and seating arrangements taken care of.

Keep last minute gifts on hand at all times: You love your friends, family and coworkers and love getting them gifts, but what about the people that love you that you forgot? I always keep a few cards, bags and cute gifts from Francesca’s, Off 5th Saks Fifth Avenue and the Container Store (trust me people love it!).