Easy Ways to Make Your Christmas Party a Success
Christmas Party Tips
In the last month of the year, everything slowly sneaks up on you. Before you know it, Christmas is here and there is so much to do. December also holds a holiday where family comes together. This year, don’t wait last minute to put things together and get a jump start! Here are a few tips that might make your Christmas party a little less stressful and a lot more successful.
- Decorate to Your Liking
Just like a Christmas tree, your home can also be done up for the holiday season. Think of all the ways that you could brighten up the inside of your home. Adding a splash of color will get you in the holiday spirit. Putting up garland, hanging up stockings, figurines, and adding lights are all a good way to decorate. You can also tone it down and decorate the dining area only with a nice table runner and tall centerpieces. After all, the dining room is where all the eating gets done so that can be your main focus.
- Use Your 5 Senses
Smell: bring out your favorite holiday candles and let the scent travel throughout your home. Scented pine cones are also a good way add that holiday smell.
Sound: create a playlist of your favorite Christmas songs whether it is something traditional or new.
Sight: no need to go overboard with the décor, but try to keep everything organized. Sticking one theme or color might also be great help. There are plenty of things that can catch the eyes of your guest.
Taste: serve all of your favorites, even if they are not traditional holiday food. Here are some of the most popular Christmas dishes/snacks if you need help deciding what to put out on the table. Don’t forget the hot chocolate with marshmallows!
Touch: create a fun yet comfortable atmosphere for your guests. Make it feel like Christmas morning (more like evening). Throw out some plush pillows, warm blankets, and use soft fabrics, like flannel, as table runners.
- Plan Out Some Games
Based on your guests, plan out some fun games to play before or after your meal. There are so many games out there so it is impossible not to find a game that everyone will enjoy. For example, think of the secret Santa gift exchange. You might have played this the same way for years. Ever considered any other variation of this game? Here, you can see some of the varieties in which this popular game can be played.
- It Is OK to Mix and Match
We all know how stressful being in the kitchen can be around the holidays as we frantically try making enough food for every guest. Who says that everything has to be homemade? It is OK to go out and buy some food instead of making it all. This works perfectly for dips and sauces, desserts, and much more other food items. Make some items yourself and leave the rest to be store bought.
- Ask for Help
Christmas parties are meant to be enjoyed and if you are doing everything yourself, you will be missing out on all the fun. Have each guest bring in a dish to make things easier on everyone. You can also have someone come in earlier and help you with the setup or have a guest stay after for the cleanup.
In the end, Christmas is all about spending time together and making memories. Regardless of the food, decorations, and games that will be present, make time to enjoy the togetherness among everyone.