Yes, the holiday season is right around the corner. In fact, some would suggest we’re already knee deep in the season of buying, giving and entertaining. With that in mind, you may find yourself hosting a holiday party for friends or family in the coming weeks. And if that’s the case, we’ve pulled some ideas to help make it as fun and stress-free as possible.
This sets the tone, we all know that, so include a bit of extra effort. Maybe set a theme or make it a dressy affair if you normally go casual or vice versa. Include a recipe for an appetizer you’ll have at the party. Either way, personalize the invite.
Ask for an RSVP but plan for extras and last minute invites. You don’t want to run out of food or drinks last minute.
The fun of the season lies in the decorating. And the good news is, you don’t have to spend a lot to make your place sparkle but when your guests walk into your house, make them feel as though they’ve just walked into a winter wonderland.
Center stage and the highlight of most parties, don’t cheap out in this area. Go for abundance and pre-plan how much food you’ll need and test out the recipes beforehand on some willing guinea pigs. Finger foods are always a hit and they keep you out of the kitchen all night so you actually get to enjoy the time with friends and family.
Nothing screams a dud of a party like your guests sitting around doing nothing. Throw on some music and think up some entertainment to keep them busy and chatting. Maybe a bad Santa gift exchange?
Loot bags aren’t just for the kids! It’s the season for giving, so don’t let your guests leave empty handed. Hand them a personalized ornament as they are leaving or some homemade cookies to take home. Either way, keep it simple but memorable.