The holidays really are the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to end your year than getting together with the people you love and having a blast. Holiday parties are a great way to improve company morale as well and to reward your team after a year of hard work. Holiday parties also help your coworkers get to know each other better and overall improve teamwork and team cohesion.
Holiday parties may have a reputation for being stressful events to plan, but they don’t have to be. More often than not, people get stressed out over their party because they aren’t very prepared. The key to throwing an amazing holiday party is to plan things out ahead of time. Decide on your theme and decorations, and choose your entertainment, venue, and the kind of food you want to serve well in advance. If you’re finding yourself overwhelmed, be sure to keep these things in mind as well.
1. Choose a good date for your guests
Your guests will often have other commitments around the holidays, so it’s a good idea to ask around and see when they will be able to come. If you pick a date too close to Christmas, the majority of your potential guests may be out of town at the time. You also want to make sure the date you choose is good for you, too. Pick a date that will give you plenty of time to prepare and set up beforehand.
2. Keep the food simple
It can be tempting to try those interesting recipes you’ve never had a chance to make before, but it’s best to keep the cooking as simple as possible. You can even make your party a potluck and have your guests bring their own dishes to help reduce the amount of cooking and preparing you need to do.
3. Encourage your guests to RSVP
It’s important to know how many guests you can expect to show up for your party. You need to be able to accomodate all of your guests, so getting them to RSVP if they’re planning on coming can help you pick the venues and entertainment options that will accommodate all of them.
There’s a lot to think of when planning your holiday party, but it’s important to remember to that the party is supposed to be fun more than anything. It doesn’t need to be perfect. You and your guests just need to be able to enjoy yourselves!
Entertainment is arguably one of the more important aspects of your party. You want your guests to have fun and relax. The last thing you want is for them to be bored during your event. These entertainment ideas are sure to make memories that will last:
- Music: Playing Christmas music is an easy way to make your holiday party festive and fun.
- Photo Booth: Let your guests take pictures with friends and have fun with props and costumes. They can keep their pictures as fun mementos from your party.
- CD Recording Booth: A CD recording booth is like a mobile recording studio. Your guest can enter the booth and sing their hearts out to Christmas songs. At the end of their session, they get to keep their own CD with a cool custom label.
- Karaoke: Karaoke is a fun way to liven up any party. Your guests will have a blast singing along to their favorite songs.
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