It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holidays are a special time and filled with many celebrations. Hosting a holiday party always sounds like a good idea and it can be so meaningful to bring friends, family, and loved ones together. However, party planning also can bring added stress.
Not to worry because holiday party planning should be fun and festive. If you’re planning to host a holiday gathering, we’ve got some tips to help make it a successful soiree!
Set a Date
The holiday season is a busy time of year for everyone, so setting your holiday party early is key, according to Punchbowl. Take an informal poll of some guests to gauge what day of the week might be best. You don’t have to go with a traditional evening or weekend party. Brunch is always a great option or look at a night of the week that’s not as busy as Friday and Saturday.
Preparing all the food for any type of holiday party can be daunting. Add to that the need to have everything ready by a certain time and it can seem overwhelming. That’s why we love this tip from HGTV to cook ahead of time. Cook as much as you can in advance to make last-minute party prep less stressful. Food that is easy to prepare early and reheat, like soups and stews, also makes great meal options for a holiday gathering.
Manage the Music
Any great gathering needs music to help set the mood. Don’t be afraid to mix classic holiday songs with newer tunes, according to Real Simple. Have fun with the music and let it help set the holiday atmosphere.
Decorations and Details
Décor doesn’t have to dominate at your holiday party. Martha Stewart recommends going small with decorations to let the food and festive atmosphere take the limelight. We love the idea of simple flowers and small accents instead of large centerpieces on a table.
We believe it’s how you live that matters. That’s why we like to share tips and recommendations to help ensure that you enjoy the holiday season. Happy Holidays!