We get it: you want to show off your Foxbank Plantation home in holiday style! It’s officially party time, people! But throwing a perfect holiday party is harder than it looks. That’s why we’ve put together these handy tips for hosting one party you’ll never forget:
Make a list.
Having everything written down ahead of time will be a lifesaver when there are so many moving pieces! This way you won’t forget anything. Also, don’t be afraid to delegate! Put your kids and spouse to work; after all, many hands make light work!
Send out invitations.
Make your guest list and send out invitations in advance. It’s party season, so the sooner your invitation arrives, the greater the chance of availability. Whether it’s a simple Facebook event or formal invitations, let folks know that they’re about to have the time of their lives!
No, we aren’t talking about stockings along the chimney. Ensure you are stocked up on the basics like paper towels and toilet paper, as well as food items like crackers, ice and nuts. It’s also downright imperative that you’re well-stocked on soda, mixers, coffee (regular and decaf), cider, beer, wine and liquor.
Have fun decorating.
Make your party unforgettable with creative decor. Perhaps you could even have a theme! Here are some excellent resources from Good Housekeeping, Elle Decor and Tasty Catering to get the creative juices flowing!
Set the mood.
Depending on your budget and the scale of your party, you could hire a live musician or you could create a holly, jolly spirit by creating a great playlist full of songs that will fill everyone with holiday joy! Here’s one from Spotify to get you started.
Have something for everyone.
If you’re throwing a large shin-dig, you’re likely accommodating different tastes from vegetarian to gluten-free, make sure you have a variety of options to leave your guests satiated. Here are some yummy ways to get started from Delish, Food Network and Woman’s Day.
If you’ve prepared everything ahead of time, you’ll be able to let loose and enjoy yourself during the party. Focus on making memories, not being a perfect host!