As the seasons change, temperatures dwindle and holiday cheer spreads. We are quickly approaching the time of year when we want our homes to feel cozier and our guests to feel welcomed. Whether your seasonal spirit has already kicked in or you’re waiting for the first leaves to fall before you feel festive, we are here to help you prepare your home for the holidays. Give your front yard a spooky makeover to haunt trick-or-treaters on Halloween, create the perfect Thanksgiving tablescape before the big feast, and deck your halls with all things merry for Christmas and Hanukkah. You’ll find everything you need in Alpharetta to prepare for days filled with festivity and bring your holiday spirit to life!
Halloween is a time where you can decorate your home in whatever style you love—whacky, eerie, or aesthetic—without anyone batting an eye. Make your Halloween décor FANG-tastic at Hobby Lobby, where you can get materials for Pinterest-inspired DIY crafts or hauntingly fun décor. Welcome trick-or-treaters to your front porch with boo-tiful Halloween themed rugs and wreaths from Williams Sonoma. Greeting the crowds from your driveway? Fire up a firepit or light up the lawn with lawn ornaments from Urban Hardware to beckon to the little ghouls and gals on Halloween night!
Want to win the “Trick-or-treaters Choice Award” in your neighborhood? Don’t forget to fill up your candy cauldron! Stop by Lolli and Pops for the best selection of treats that will make you the talk of the neighborhood.
Gather Round the Table
Harvest happiness with a beautiful table laden with divine dishes and conversation with your favorite family and friends this Thanksgiving. Take your tablescape décor up a notch to let the turkey and sides shine on glorious serving platters from The Red Hound Gifts. Looking for new runners, napkins, placemats and more? Elevate the look of your table at Gracious Home where you’ll discover timeless pieces that are sure to impress your guests. You’ll add these Alpharetta stores to the list of things you are thankful for this year when your guests gush over your top-tier tablescape!
Even if you’re not hosting the feast this year, never show up empty-handed. Celebrate the season of giving with a gift for your host from Crate and Barrel, where the fall gift section has practical and festive gifts that are sure to delight the receiver.
Deck the Halls
Whether you love traditional holiday décor or lean into whimsical themes and color schemes, Alpharetta stores have just what you need to make your home merry and bright. Discover sweet trinkets for your mantle or decorative pillows for the couch that bring an extra sprinkle of magic to your décor from Perched Alpharetta. Queen of Hearts Antiques & Interiors will light up your home during the most wonderful time of the year with its wide selection of holiday goods. Find everything from vintage dinnerware for your table to seasonal furnishings guaranteed to take your home to the next level before you welcome guests this holiday season. Allow yourself a small splurge at All Inspired Boutique for a cozy Barefoot Dreams blanket and a candle to fill your home with holiday scents while you curl up on your couch to celebrate a successful holiday season.
You can find everything you need to prepare for the upcoming holiday season, whether improving your chef skills at one of Alpharetta’s cooking schools, finding great gifts for everyone on your list at more than 250 retailers, or getting ready mentally and physically for the holiday whirlwind with Alpharetta’s spas and wellness centers. Give yourself plenty of time to shop when you book a stay in one of Alpharetta’s 30 exceptional hotels, all conveniently located near Alpharetta’s shopping, dining, events and attractions. Share your Alpharetta experiences with us by tagging us @AwesomeAlpharetta and using our hashtag, #AwesomeAlpharetta!