The end of the year and the beginning of the next is the most wonderful time of the year for countless reasons. Additionally, it’s a time of reflection and celebration. If you’re not throwing a holiday party, you’re likely going to one. Chances are, you’re doing both. We have some of our favorite holiday party tips to make your festivities merry and bright.
Create Your Guest List
Create your guest list and invite your guests two to three weeks prior to your party. The holidays are a hectic time of year and everyone has a lot going on. Consequently, you may need some help. You can plan, manage and send invitations to guest for free using the PartyLifter app. In addition to helping you plan and manage your party, you can hire helpers, order food and drinks and stay organized.
Set Your Menu
Next, you’ll want to decide on what you want to serve and if you want to cook or have your party catered. You likely already have an idea what you want to serve. Perhaps you have your favorite seasonal selections or want to serve new original cuisine. Whatever you decide upon, be sure to consider your guests’ preferences.
You’ll also need to decide if you want to serve alcoholic drinks and what types of drinks. To keep it simple, you can opt for wine and beer, or perhaps select a holiday signature drink such as Christmas Cosmos or Gingerbread Eggnog.
Set a Budget and Keep it
Your holiday budget can quickly go over your limit if you’re not careful. Make a list and check it twice––and stick to it. You ultimately want to include food and party items that you’ll need. The holidays can be an expensive time of year for many; no need to spend money on unnecessary items.
Every holiday party certainly needs a great play list to get everyone’s mood in the holiday spirt. Pull out your favorite holiday vinyl from Christmases long, long ago, or find a free play list on YouTube.
Above all, holidays should be a restful and relaxing time. If you plan your party properly and stay on budget, you’re sure to host a holly and jolly party you and your guests will love.
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