Christmas parties are fun holiday traditions for many people. If you want to turn a fun holiday party into an annual tradition that your friends and family look forward to every year, consider incorporating these four elements of a perfect holiday party into each event.
Festive outfits are great for getting your guests into the holiday spirit. Ask your guests to wear holiday sweaters or Christmas suits. You can then have a contest where guests vote on the best or tackiest outfit.
The food you offer at your party is one of the hallmarks of an unforgettable event. While you may choose to serve substantial dishes such as chicken alfredo or spaghetti for intimate gatherings, you can also do heavy finger goods to cut costs for larger parties. If you want to save even more money, consider asking each of your guests to bring a shareable dish with a holiday theme. You may end up with cute veggie platters shaped like a Christmas tree or hors d’oeuvres shaped like reindeer. You may even discover a new favorite holiday recipe.
It doesn’t take much to create a festive atmosphere for a Christmas party, especially if you make sure to properly store your artificial Christmas tree between seasons. You already decorate your home for the holiday, so just make sure your decorations have a theme and coordinate well with each other. Set up multiple Christmas trees throughout the house and decorate them will ornaments, ribbon and tinsel. For a final festive touch, play soft Christmas music in the background. Make sure the noise is loud enough for guests to hear but doesn’t drown out conversations.
Parties can still be fun if you leave the guests to mingle, but you can make the event truly memorable by offering entertainment. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to keep your guests entertained. Try splitting the guest list into several teams and allow each one to decorate a gingerbread house, then vote on the winner. Hold a Christmas karaoke contest. If you prefer activities over contests, set up a cookie decorating station or have a craft table set up where guests can make a homemade ornament as a keepsake.
With a little planning and preparation, you can host an unforgettable Christmas party that will have your guests talking about it for years to come. Make sure your party has these four elements and you can repeat the tradition each year so you can share the Christmas spirit with your loved ones.
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