How to Plan a Party for the 2021 Holidays

          The 2021 holidays are around the corner! And with them comes the opportunity to entertain those nearest and dearest to you.  Hosting any kind of party can be incredibly stressful but with these easy, quick steps, your get together is going to be exactly as you envisioned it would be. So, let’s get started.

            First, you are going to want to set a date for your festivities. Do this far enough in advance that you are able to send out your invitations. Those should be sent out at least 4 to 6 weeks prior. This gives the guests plenty of time to R.S.V.P and for you to get organized.

            The best part of any occasion or holiday season (other than the food), is the decorations. I normally set up for Christmas as soon as it turns December 1st, same with Easter and St. Patrick’s. The first of the month is never too early.  Just make sure you go through your final checklist of you will need about a week before your party. This helps lessen the last-minute preparations.

            As I mentioned above, most people’s favorite thing about holiday events, is the delicious food. From the appetizers to the main dish to the scrumptious desserts. Everyone wants to taste it all. Doing all the cooking yourself? Set up a schedule so that you can work smoothly and efficiently. No one wants a burnt ham or pie. You could always go the route of having your dinner catered. In that case, you will want to make your reservations months in advance.  Don’t forget about the drinks. Include a variety or both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.        

            This time of year, it is all about the festivities. Everything is upbeat and fun including the music. Set the tone by playing your favorite holiday carols. He decorations and the music tie everything together to make your occasion something all your guests will remember.

            There seems to always be something that comes up last minute like an unexpected guest. That is no problem for you because you thought ahead. You had already had extra food and party favors waiting. The more the merrier.

            Finally, remember to breathe. Even if things don’t go all the way to plan, enjoy the time with your friends and family. Laugh it off and make as many memories as you can. That’s what the holidays are really about. Being with the ones that are near and dear to you.

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