When it comes to holidays Christmas is definitely one of the most celebrated across the United States. Christmas is the perfect holiday for spending quality time with friends, family, and even new acquaintances. It is the ideal holiday for hosting a party that all of your guests are sure to remember. Following is a list of tips and suggestions on how to plan the best Christmas party ever:
The first thing that you’ll want to do when planning a Christmas party is to send out quality invitations. A great idea is to make each invitation that you send out personal and geared towards the individual. You can purchase invitation cards at several locations including Walgreens, the Hallmark Store, online, and even many dollar stores sell invitation cards at great prices. Several of these retailers also offer discounts when you purchase invitations or bulk custom yard signs, which can save you a significant amount of money. Purchasing either green or red envelopes to place the invitations inside of is also a great idea as these are the primary colors of Christmas. Many red and green envelopes come with a sparkling foil appearance and can attract quite a bit of attention.
Setting the Mood:
Your Christmas party should have a festive and celebratory feel to it. This is easily accomplished by placing a large wreath on the front door, playing Christmas carols on the stereo, and adding a combination of red and white table cloths wherever you have the space. You can also place Christmas decorations such as reindeer, small Santa’s, and even little elves about the area – and o0f coarse, don’t forget the Christmas tree!
Snacks and food items:
A Christmas party most definitely requires a variety of foods to snack on too. This could include colorful combinations of cookies, cheese and cracker plates, and shrimp cocktail. For some reason, gusts always love shrimp cocktail during the Christmas season; perhaps this is due to the red color of the cocktail sauce combined with the flavorful white shrimp. Just be sure that the shrimp are fresh and keep the items on ice. Set up a snack table so guests can serve themselves, this way you can enjoy their company and not spend all of your time serving others. If you plan on serving dinner, you can never go wrong with prime rib; however, you should also include a dish for any vegetarians as well.
Egg nog is a must for any Christmas party! For some reason, people truly enjoy this mixture during the holiday season, and no Christmas party would be complete without it. It’s also important to serve kid friendly drinks as well. Shirley Temples are always a big hit with the children and they are very easy to make. Simply fill a glass with ice cubes, ad some 7-Up or Sprite, then top it off with a splash of grenadine and a cherry to complete the alcohol free cocktail. You might also include straws and a variety of sodas and fruit punch for the kids as well.
For hosting a quality Christmas party, it’s a good idea to set up a basic bar so that guests can mix their own cocktails. This should include a cooler for ice, glasses, and the basic liquors and mixers. The basic bar items should include rum, gin, bourbon, whiskey, Vodka, and tequila. Place a bowl of cherries and limes out on the counter as well. In addition, you should also provide a few different varieties of beer as well. Beer is a must at any holiday get-together! It’s also a good idea to serve champagne and a small variety of both red and white wines for your guests to enjoy as well.
For gifts that your guests can take home from the party, you can stuff small stockings with treats and small items most people use frequently such as flashlights, cosmetic items, and more!
Decorating a Christmas tree is always fun entertainment. You can set out a number of Christmas ornaments and signs and let your guests place them on the tree wherever they choose! Another great idea is to arrange for a special visit from Santa Clause himself! You can rent a Santa suit or even hire an impersonator. This will add a great deal to the level of entertainment at your party, especially for the kids!