We all love a party and a celebration, especially when it’s Christmas. During the festive season, it’s time to get all your favourite people together for a fun evening. A good festive party includes decorations, tasty holiday food and an assortment of fun activities for your guests. Christmas parties take planning and preparation, it’s not something you can just throw together. But if you consider all of the below factors your guests will have a great time.
What do I need to do to Throw The Best Christmas Party?
Planning ahead is an essential part of the Christmas party, although it’s not officially December and you may not feel exactly in the Christmas spirit, you will be thankful in the long run. You ideally want to start planning the Christmas party 4-5 weeks in advance just to make sure you can get everything you need, and this will give you chance to notify all guests a couple of weeks in advance.
Choose a Venue
Are you going to host at home? Or are you thinking of reserving a venue for the event? Having a party at home is a lot easier for you as the food and decorations won’t have to be transported, also having the party at home is a lot cheaper, you will need to consider if you have enough room at home to fit all your guests. Some alternative options would be a local hall, pub or a restaurant.
Cook Everybody’s Favourites
People love picky food – dips, fondues and basically anything covered in cheese. Keep the recipes easy, people love simple food done well. This will also prevent all of the food wastage. Make sure the food is cooked and prepared in plenty of time. You can always ask friends to bring a dish with them this will cut down the amount of stress you are going through to get everything sorted.
Use Paper Plates
Keep the clean-up simple, use recyclable cups, plates and cutlery. This will save you from the daunting pile of dishes in the morning.
Make the venue feel festive, add decorations inside and outside the venue. Start by putting some lights up this can make the venue look beautiful and stand out. You need to choose certain colours that you want to use through-out the venue. To make the night really memorable, why not hire lighting to make sure your guests have a fantastic experience.
Decide on a dress code
Is it a more up-scale or causal event, are you going to set a dress code? It all depends on what kind of party you are planning on hosting. If you do decide to go with a dress code make sure to state this on the invitations.
If you love hosting a Christmas party then push the boat out and go for it, the challenging thing is trying not to overspend. We hope that our blog has been helpful to you and you have a great Christmas party! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01234 831 366 or alternatively head over to our contact page to fill in the online enquiry form.