from ChicagoHealers.com Practitioner Dr. Andie Pearson, DMD
This holiday, use Feng Shui to ensure a warm, happy and positive
environment for you and your guests. Following are simple tips from
ChicagoHealers.com Practitioner Dr. Andie Pearson, DMD:
* Clean and Clear: No matter what the occasion, the first step in Feng Shui
is clearing clutter and cleaning the area.
* Analyze: After you have cleared, cleaned and organized the area where you
will be entertaining, you need to decided on themes, purpose, how many
people will be invited, who will be there, and what activities and foods
will you have. This should help you with the rest of your planning.
* Color It Warm: Plan the decorations with warm relaxing colors. Use
goldenrod, earthy greens, tans, amber, deep rich reds or maroons etc. You
want a color scheme that will be both relaxing and welcoming. Fall and
Winter colors lend themselves to this very well.
* Traffic Flow – Create a good flow of traffic thru out. Ask yourself – Are
you having an actual sit down event , buffet or cocktails with appetizers ?
o If you are having a formal dinner, have that room separate from the rest
of the party, allowing the rest of the party area to be designated as the
place for social gathering.
o For a buffet-style meal, have an area for the food and a section for
drinks. You will also need to have seating scattered about in organized
fashion that doesn’t block flow of traffic.
o A holiday party that is just snacks, appetizers and cocktails has a bit
of free flow. You can arrange several areas for food and drinks scattered
through out the room so that people can stroll from place to place and
* Minimalist – Decorations should be pleasing to the eye, but kept to a
minimum. Overly large or overwhelming items or too much clutter can create
an environment of anxiety. The stimulation will be too much and will make it
hard to relax into the party. Flower arrangements on the table or through
out the room should be conservative and moderate to short. Anything big or
tall will not allow for conversion across the table. Because people will be
visiting and talking, music would be very nice, but needs to be low and soft
so that it doesn’t compete with everyone there.
If you stick to the basics of Feng Shui, your party will be a success. So
remember, clear and clean, plan in detail, go low and conservative on
decorations, and allow for good social flow patterns through out the party