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Tips For a Successful Christmas Party

Updated on December 6, 2011

One of the most important Christmas traditions is throwing your own Christmas party, and everyone dreams about throwing that perfect, dream-like Christmas party, the key and the secret behind a successful one is never leaving anything to luck or chances, and never leaving any tasks you have for the last minute such as choosing the place where you are going to hold the party, calling and inviting the guests, the food, etc.. So all what is needed is some effort and a lot of planning and organization so things don’t get out of hand. We will discuss some tips that you should follow in order to throw that dream Christmas party that everyone will keep talking about.

1. Venue

Firstly, before deciding anything or take any action, your number one priority is to make up your mind about the venue where the party is going to take place. If it’s going to be a traditional Christmas party at your home, then you will have to set the mood for your guests, and nothing sets a good Christmas party mood more than a well-decorated Christmas tree surrounded with traditional Christmas ornaments, and of course don’t forget the mistletoes, but if you have a certain place in your mind you will have to get on the phone and do the booking for that place in advance and discuss the decorations and the theme with them.

Choose the venue properly.
Choose the venue properly. | Source

Guest List

Secondly, making a name list of all the people you are thinking of inviting to your Christmas party, this is necessary because it allows you to estimate the number of guests attending. This estimation helps a lot when hiring a catering service so you can specify the average amount of food needed. After deciding on the name list, start calling and inviting these people couple of days before the party so you can give them some time so they can plan their time schedule and make time for it.

Guestlist | Source

3. Entertainment

Thirdly, comes a very important part of the party, the entertainment which must be handled with careful planning, you have choices to pick from, if it’s a formal gathering, It’s better to hire the services of a professional Dj, But in the case of a traditional Christmas party with family and friends, a simple fun-filled Karaoke will do the job.

Choose appropriate entertainment
Choose appropriate entertainment

4. Food and Drinks

Finally, since it’s the holiday season, it’s almost a Christmas tradition for people to throw their diet promises behind their backs and they decide to indulge their appetites and splurge on the food like there is no tomorrow ,and that’s why food is the most important aspect when planning a Christmas party, there are two ways to go here, you can cook the food yourself or you can hire the services of a professional caterer, I’d go with the second option to save effort and having hired help is always a good thing.

These procedures offer the best guidelines that will help you throw the Christmas party you always dreamt about.



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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      I appreciate your valuable feedback Derdriu, thanks for taking the time to share your opinions and thoughts.

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      Moira Garcia Gallaga 

      7 years ago from Lisbon, Portugal

      Thank you ChaplinSpeaks and good luck with your party.

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      7 years ago

      Moira Gallaga: What a concise, logical, useful summary of what it takes to carry out a successful Christmas party! You cover all the bases - location, guests, entertainment and eats. This is a clearly written, logically organized and vividly illustrated article.

      Thank you for sharing, etc.,


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      Sarah Johnson 

      7 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina

      I like the guest list picture - very funny. This is a useful Hub and has motivated me to throw some kind of party soon!


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