Start planning an amazing Christmas party
November 02, 2010
November has just begun, but as we all know, the next two months will fly by and the new year will be here before we know it. Thanksgiving is the next big holiday, but soon Christmas decorations will start appearing all over the neighborhood, which means it is time to start thinking about how you're going to host an excellent Christmas party this year.
Of course, one must decide how big you want the event to be. Christmas parties are events that everyone looks forward to as they bring groups together to spread holiday cheer and enjoy the company of others. Not all parties have to be gigantic productions though, some of the best gatherings are those that remain small and intimate. So, one should start by devising the guest list, poring over your address book and sending out invitations to your closest family and friends.
There are plenty of festive party invitations that one can send out to their guests. You can be playful and choose ones that have Santa Claus and reindeer on them, or if you want to be a bit more understated, try going for something with snowflakes or a wintry landscape.
When it comes time to decorate your home for your Christmas party there are several different options for creating the perfect winter wonderland. Classic decorations such as garland and blinking lights can be hung around the fireplace and and window frames. The Christmas tree can be the focal point, the one item that people immediately gravitate to as they enter your home. Be sure to place plenty of ornaments and tinsel the tree, as it will be the centerpiece to their entire evening.
Other decorations you can use include backdrops of a scene from the North Pole of Santa's workshop. traditional wreathes also work well for any holiday party. Miniature reindeer sculptures can be placed on your front lawn, beckoning your visitors to come in and enjoy the cheerful atmosphere.
There is a difference between a Christmas party and Christmas dinner. Instead of doing a formal sit-down meal where you're serving a large ham or turkey with every side you can fit on the table, opt for smaller appetizers and finger foods for the party. Cheese and crackers are always a safe bet, but for those who want to experiment, try passing around trays of mini-quiche or other small items that can be served with a toothpick. Have plenty of paper goods such as napkins, plates and cups on hand. Be sure to have plenty of beverages such as eggnog and some punch so that guests can serve themselves.
To keep the gathering entertaining you can even have your partygoers sing Christmas carols and enjoy other holiday music. By spreading the holiday cheer everyone will have an amazing time and will look forward to next year's party!