6 Things to do When Hosting a Holiday Party

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6 Things to do When Hosting a Holiday Party

The holidays bring family and friends together for special memories they’ll remember for a lifetime. Oftentimes, holiday gathers and parties take place for various occasions and events, including:

  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas
  • Family gatherings
  • Work parties
  • Church parties
  • New Years’ Eve parties

No matter which type of event you’re planning, use the six tips below to create a smoothly stunning holiday party.

Tip 1: Get Everyone Involved

When one person tackles the task of food preparation, it puts a lot of hard work and stress on their shoulders and creates a large expense. It also limits the flavors and variety the group enjoys. Get everyone involved and ensure that each person brings a dish to the party.

Tip 2: Scavenger Hunt for Decorations

If there’s one thing the kids love about the holidays it is the chance to decorate. When the decorations chosen for the holidays are hand selected from nature, they’re far more fun. Plus, it’s a great way to create special memories with the kids and enjoy a bit of the great outdoors.

Tip 3:  Bring the Deck of Cards

A deck of cards is a great way to play games that everyone in the family knows and enjoys. At the same time, it's easy to come together when playing cards and provides family and friends who aren't watching the games or holiday parades with a source of quality entertainment.

Tip 4: Play Dirty Santa

Decide an amount of money each person will spend, draw names out of a hat, and decide if you’ll buy real gifts or gag gifts and play Dirty Santa. Everyone in the family enjoys the mystery and gets a gift without breaking the budget. 

Tip 5:  Use Paper Plates/Products

Paper plates come in fashionable holiday colors and decor. Use them at your holiday party to prevent mess from occurring in the kitchen and the need to spend hours washing the dishes.

Tip 6: Hire a Caterer

For the most lavish holiday party, hire an experienced caterer.  Not only will a caterer impress the guests, it saves time and gives the guests a new taste in food and entertainment. Some catering companies deliver if you prefer and some may even stay and serve guests.

Final Thoughts

A holiday party is one of the greatest joys of the season. Make it even more special by using the six tips above in your party planning and execution. These tips will make everyone in the family a little bit happier.

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  • Thomas Cox