Christmas is quickly approaching! Pandemic limitations have ensured that cozy Christmas parties at home are the trend this year. However, even though party crowds are shrinking, planning one is still stressful. There are many things to consider, such as themes, decorations, food, and games. We’ve included useful recommendations to help you out with party planning. After the celebration is finished, your guests won’t stop raving about it.
During the holidays, it’s common to host Christmas parties with delectable appetizers and beverages for friends and family. These suggestions will undoubtedly get you and your visitors in the holiday spirit, whether it be with regard to Christmas décor or sweet or savory Christmas meals. One of the best parts of the Christmas season is getting to spend time with family and friends, but organizing a successful event needs extensive planning and preparation.
These holiday entertaining tips will guarantee that your party will be the one that people are still talking about on Christmas morning, regardless of the theme or who is attending.
The invitation will serve as your guests’ initial introduction to your party, so an e-vite is not recommended. There are a ton of elegant, pre-packaged options that you can run through your printer to add the party information if you want to create a nice impression but are on a budget for the invitations. However, if you’re willing to spend a fortune on your upscale event, you should commission letterpress invitations from a competent printer and engage a graphic designer.
- Choose The Christmas Theme
While having a theme for your holiday spectacular is not required by law, it certainly makes your home appear more enchanted. Maintaining a festive theme unifies your area and, of course, wows your visitors. Keep in mind that selecting a color scheme or a seasonal motif like snowflakes can serve as your theme.
Decorate with bright, holiday-themed items to set the mood. Christmas is generally linked with the colors red, white, and green, but this year, use your imagination by using different color schemes. Setting a theme can help. For example, if you want to transform your house into a winter wonderland, using cool blues, whites, and silvers will work. Or embrace a tropical Christmas by decorating your home with brilliant hues, lush greenery, and sea-inspired hints of blue. Find Christmas garlands, Christmas wreaths, and Christmas lights that match the aesthetic you’re going for to set the mood.
To get the exquisite aesthetic you’re striving for, keeping it to one or two hues is optimal. Choose the largest Christmas tree that will fit in your area and begin to adorn it with white lights. Then pick one or two identical decorations to use repeatedly on the tree. Keep the remaining decorations to a minimum and choose complementary color choices for your tablescape and mantel.
A sit-down dinner is typically part of an upscale event, but you might not have enough seating for all of your guests depending on the size of your party. In that circumstances, serving hefty appetizers buffet-style is entirely okay
The meal should be of a high standard, hearty, and served on appropriate plates rather than disposable ware regardless of how it is presented. We strongly advise hiring a caterer if your budget allows.
This advice is intended for you if you’re bold enough to prepare the majority of the food you’ll be serving at your Christmas party. Try to make as many meals as you can in advance rather than bringing everything the day of the party. The food will taste excellent the next day even if you cook some of it the night before!
Along with cooking ahead, make sure you have a ton of snacks, finger foods, and drinks on hand. If you don’t want to use disposables, you could even give each guest a set of cutlery that is marked with their name and ask them to keep it with them throughout the entire party. Make sure to provide serving spoons as well if you’re serving dinner family-style at a single large dining table.
- Dress Code
Everyone is desperate for an excuse to get dressed up and look good after spending so much time indoors due to the pandemic. So that your guests have something to work with, suggest a dress code.
Choose something traditional (all-white formal, glitter), outrageous, or both, and observe your guests’ extravagant outfit choices. You can even go with the typical Ugly Christmas Sweater theme, who doesn’t love that one? To add some excitement, you may even host a small contest and give a prize to the visitor with the finest outfit!
- Party Games
Make sure to have a few Christmas party activities prepared to keep your guests amused because holiday parties are a fun way to bring people together. A wonderful option to get everyone involved is to have guests make their own paper ornaments or decorate a gingerbread house or cookies with frosting, icing, and toppers. A fast-paced game of pass-the-parcel or Christmas karaoke including your all-time favorite Christmas music will be a hit if the party is a little more boisterous.
- Party Favors
What classy holiday gathering would be complete without a memento for your guests to take home and cherish the wonderful evening? Consider a party favor that your visitors will genuinely use since that is your best bet. Because of this, food is always a fantastic party favor.
Wrap up a little to-go piece of any specialty cookies or candies that everyone constantly cries out for so they can enjoy them later at home. Alternately, decide on something more durable like a tree decoration. Your guests can hang it on their trees each year as a memento of your amazing and stylish Christmas party.