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A Christmas gift giving guide - making the most out of your holiday shopping

Dec 11, 2023
It's the most wonderful time of the year - and arguably one of the most stressful. Check out this gift giving guide to simplify your shopping this holiday season, whether you're buying for four or fourteen. Happy Holidays!
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Creating the Ultimate Charcuterie for Your Holiday Parties

Nov 28, 2023
It’s the perfect time to start planning your holiday parties and more importantly, what will be on the menu! Create the perfect charcuterie board that will impress your guests. Your charcuterie board can be customized to your guests' liking and will be the perfect appetizer to start your holiday party!
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Elevate Your Holiday Menu with Tasty Side Dishes

Oct 24, 2023
With the holiday season right around the corner it's the perfect time to start thinking of recipes for your upcoming holiday parties! Check out these fun and unique twists on classic side dishes that will wow your guests. These recipes are easy to make and are great side dish options for your main entree.
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Des Moines Holiday Boutique - Vendor Q&A : Shay Design Studio

Oct 23, 2023
Meet Shayla Williams owner of Shay Design Studio! She is one of the many talented vendors at the Des Moines Holiday Boutique this year. In this Q&A interview Shayla shares more on how she started her business as well as the sales she will be running at her booth this year!
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Oct 12, 2023
The Des Moines Holiday Boutique is right around the corner! Get ready for a shopping experience like no other. There will be over 200 exhibitors to shop from! Read more to see all of the 2023 show features. Mark your calendars because you won’t want to miss this!
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Tips for Hosting a Halloween Party at Home

Sep 27, 2023
If you're someone who likes to host parties at home, then a Halloween party is no exception. With spooky season coming soon, check out this recent blog on tips for hosting a Halloween Party at home. The only thing left to decide is: what are you going to be?
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Happy Independence Day – Tips for Hosting a 4th of July Summer Party

Jun 12, 2023
The highly anticipated 4th of July long weekend is fast approaching, which means, we’re running out of time to plan an amazing Independence Day Summer Party. Check out these must-do tips for planning your own backyard 4th of July summer barbecue.
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Holiday decorating tips to help you avoid damage to your home

Dec 02, 2022
'Tis the season for holiday decorating. Make sure you don't leave your house looking worse for wear with some of these holiday decorating tips.
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Holiday Baking Tips for the first-time baker

Nov 04, 2022
Some say baking is more of a science than an art. But holiday baking doesn't have to be scary - even if you are a first time baker. From taking things slow to double checking your measurements, there are a lot of easy things you can do to increase your chances for success.
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Des Moines Area Religious Council Charity Partner

Oct 20, 2022
In this season of giving, the Des Moines Holiday Boutique has partnered with Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) to make sure no one goes hungry this year. So, while you fill your shopping bag at the show, there’s also a way to fill a cupboard for someone in need. Find out how you can help!
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Shopper's Guide to the Holiday Boutique

Oct 13, 2022
Check out our expert 'Shoppers Guide to the Holiday Boutique' for a sneak peek at some must-see holiday items to add to your shopping list at this years Holiday Boutique!
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Preserving Pumpkin: tips to help keep your Halloween Pumpkin fresh

Sep 27, 2022
Want to avoid pumpkin rot this Halloween season? There are a few tricks you can try in your efforts at preserving pumpkin for the big, scary night.
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DIY Fall Design Trends for Your Front Porch

Sep 12, 2022
Decorating your perfect fall porch does not have to be a hassle! Check out some easy fall decorating tips to make your porch fall ready.
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Nov 01, 2021
Find the perfect holiday gift for your friends and loved ones! Here are three trending items we recommend adding to your shopping list this season.
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Oct 29, 2021
It's that time of year we all start thinking about shopping for friends and family. Here are a few ways to avoid the stress and make sure you get your holiday shopping list checked off and wrapped up with ease.
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DIY Gift Idea: Mason Jar Elf

Dec 05, 2019
It can be hard to find the right gift for a colleague or teacher. This year, skip the gift card and try making something homemade. We've got just the DIY present!
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Festive Style: A Guide to Wreaths

Dec 01, 2019
Need some help decking the halls? Check out our guide to wreaths and find the perfect fit for your space.
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Heirlooms Made Modern

Exhibitor Spotlight: Heirlooms Made Modern

Oct 30, 2019
Get the scoop on ALL NEW Des Moines Holiday Boutique vendor Heirlooms Made Modern!
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Bees Boutique

Exhibitor Spotlight: Bee's Boutique

Oct 28, 2019
We're buzzing about Bee's Boutique! Before you visit them in Booth #PF3, check out our interview with owner Holly Dusheck!
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Grate Scrape

Exhibitor Spotlight: Great Scrape

Oct 28, 2019
Calling all BBQ-lovers! Great Scrape makes the perfect gift for the 2019 holiday season - and we've got the scoop!
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