It really is possible to make holiday entertaining both fun and festive! If you’re hosting a holiday get together, you’re likely expecting a great deal of stress. After all, you want to make sure your holiday party is a success, and a great memory for all of your party guests. Here’s some ways to cut down on the stress and make for one great party:
Tone of the Party – Think about what type of party you want to have. Want a relaxed party? Stick to wine, soft music, and hor d’oeuvres. If you’d like more of an upbeat occasion, look for winter-themed drink recipes, play upbeat holiday music, and encourage guests to mix and mingle. Remember, it’s your party, and you can control the tone through the type of beverages you serve, the music, and the amount of people you invite.
Decorations – There’s no need to go all out decorating for your holiday party, less is always more! You most likely already have an array of holiday decorations around your home, so simply stick with that, and allow your guests to fill up your room.
Fun Glassware – One investment you make want to make is in pretty glassware. From etched martini glasses to colorful glassware, let your glasses be the decor. Your guests will adore them!
Appetizers – Unless you’re specifically having a dinner party, there’s no need to serve a full meal at your holiday party. Consult your local supermarket for appetizer ideas you can simply pop in the oven – your guests will never know that you didn’t spend hours in the kitchen! Same goes for drinks – there’s tons of fun beverage mixes you can buy that come already prepared!
Holiday parties are meant to be enjoyable for both you and your guests. We hope the above tips make your holiday entertaining a bit easier. Enjoy the holidays!