With Christmas right around the corner, it’s about time to start thinking about your holiday plans. And there’s nothing more exciting and potentially stressful than planning a Christmas party. So, if that’s what you’d like to do for Christmas 2022, we have some tips that might be helpful.
8 Tips for Planning the Perfect Christmas Party in 2022
Planning a Christmas party takes time and dedication, but if you do it the right way, you’ll be the talk of all your guests and have a ton of fun in the process! So, here are eight tips for hosting a fabulous Christmas Party in 2022.
1. Make a Guest List
First and foremost, you have to start with a guest list. This doesn’t have to be a concrete list of all the people that will come because you can’t know that. Holidays are notoriously busy for everyone, so it’s likely that some or many people on your list already have plans. But add them to the list anyway – that way, you know where to send invitations.
2. Choose a Theme
Next, choose a theme for your party. Whether it’s an “Ugly Sweater Party,” a “Winter Wonderland Party,” a “Night Before Christmas Party,” or anything you can think up, choose it early. You’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to get costumes and decorations. Plus, you’ll want to include the theme in your invitations!
3. Send Formal Invitations (Physical or Digital)
After you’ve decided on your theme, it’s time to send out formal invitations. There are many ways to do this. You can go the classic route and send cards in the mail, which is fun but may take more than you have. Or you can go the digital route, which can be an email, a private message, or even an invitation to a Facebook group.
4. Decorate Your Home for the Holidays
Now that you’re prepped and ready to go, it’s time to focus on your home. Give yourself lots of time to decorate your house for Christmas. String up lights, decorate your Christmas tree, hang up stockings, etc. This will be the backdrop for your Christmas party, so you want it to look immaculate.
5. Create a Menu
Next, you should create a holiday menu with finger foods, appetizers, full meals, and desserts. You may also opt for a potluck-style or buffet-themed party – either option is fun, acceptable, and totally up to you! And remember that when you’re creating this menu, always get more than you think you’ll need. The last thing you’ll want as a host is to run out of finger foods and desserts before everyone can sample them.
6. Set the Mood With Christmas Music
As guests arrive, be sure to play some Christmas music. There’s no swifter way to get into the season than to hear “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer” playing softly in the background.
7. Plan Activities
Whether it’s board games, a white elephant gift exchange, or roasting marshmallows around a campfire, plan some activities for you and your guests. This will alleviate a lot of concern about whether people are having fun or being tended to.
8. Enjoy Yourself!
And lastly, remember to enjoy yourself. Nothing can hamper the mood of a Christmas party more than a stressed-out host. So, relax, grab a glass of eggnog or apple cider (or whatever your preferred holiday drink may be), and have fun – you deserve it!!
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