Take one project at a time:
1. Decorating — get your items together and sort them by room (or outdoor space). If you have children, let them help put out the decorations.
2. Shopping for the food — prepare your list. If you can buy ahead of time, by all means, do. And have your recipes at the ready!
3. Expecting company? — Start a week before they arrive and clean/prepare one room at a time. (guest room first, then guest bath) Remember, the entire house does not have to be done all in one day. And don’t stress about being perfect!