How To Plan APerfect Christmas Party

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Christmas is a very stressful time of the year. However, it can also be one of the most enjoyable when handled correctly. Many times people overexert themselves, which is why they end up being stressed out. Planning a party can be a major responsibility, but it can be a lot of fun when done in an organized manner. Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year, which is exactly why people love unwinding at a well-planned Christmas party.

Making The Plan

So, you have decided that you are going to plan the perfect Christmas party. The idea is exciting, but you realize that you have no idea where to begin. It can be a lot of fun to plan a party, but if you do not cover all of your bases, you will end up with a lot of unsatisfied guests. Do not fear! If you follow these easy to remember tips, you will be sure to throw a party that people will be talking about until next Christmas!

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1. What Kind Of Party?

The first thing you should do is to decide what kind of party you want to have. Do you want to go all out and have a huge bash, or are you planning on something more family orientated? This is an important place to start because all of your other decisions will hinge on this.

2. Plan Your Allowance

Decide on a budget for your Christmas party. Settle on a fixed price that you plan to spend on all of your preparations. Make sure that you stick to this budget. Christmas is already a hard time of the year on most people’s wallets. This will keep you from over spending and regretting anything that you have purchased. By doing this you will save yourself, a lot of stress later down the road.

3. It's A Date

Plan a date and stick to that date. Once you have planned your date, send out the invitations as early as possible. If you wait until the late minute to decide on a day for your event, it is extremely possible that most of your gust list will have already made other plans. If you are the first person to invite them to an event on this day, chances are good that your party will be the one they have chosen to attend.

4. What Are You Cooking?

Decide on a menu for your special occasion. This is another good thing about pre-planning what kind of party you are going to have. Are you going to have a sit-down dinner or do you plan to entertain your guests with more finger foods? You could do a mixture of both and have a light dinner, which is accompanied by fun Christmas snacks. Since you will most likely be doing, all the cooking for your party this is extremely important. You do not want to spend that special day rushing around your kitchen doing any last minute cooking. Another thing to remember is that you should always have non- alcoholic drinks available for those people who are driving or do not drink.

5. Decorations!

Decorations are a big part of any party. The good thing about a Christmas party is that, for the most part, you will probably already have most of your decorations up. A few staple items are necessary for any Christmas party. These things include a Christmas tree, candles, Christmas lights, mistletoe, wreaths and any other holiday decorations that you wish to adorn your home.

6. Have Fun!

The day before your party re-check that you have acquired everything that you needed. You do not want to be running out last minute or end up running around in a frenzy because you forgot something important.

Before your guests arrive, double-check that everything is ready for them. Light candles, put on music, make sure your food is arranged the way that you would like it to be and that drinks are cold. This way once your guests arrive, all you will have to do is sit back and enjoy them enjoying your well-planned party!

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lisa42 5 years ago from Sacramento

Good tips for planning a party!

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