O Holiday party, O holiday party, how much pleasure (or stress) do you bring me? Does just the thought of throwing a holiday party bring on the feelings of stress for you? ‘Tis the Season and all that jazz. Can you believe the holiday party season has arrived already? Yep it’s that time of year again. Hosting a holiday party sounds like fun but it can easily elevate anyone and everyone’s stress levels. There’s no disputing it, holiday time is the perfect opportunity to catch-up with friends and family. Making it so easy for all of to get caught up in the whirlwind and chaos of the season.
With the holidays just around the corner who isn’t keeping an eye on the bottom line. Some think a successful party has everything to do with how much money is spent. And won’t even consider hosting a holiday party; because they think they’ll have to spend a fortune. Not true. Whether you’re looking to have an extravagant or low key soiree; it’s all about creating special memories with the ones we love. And that doesn’t have to break the bank.
What makes a Holiday Party Great?
For so many of us the holiday season represents a time of spending, spending and you guessed it more spending. But that shouldn’t stop anyone that wants to from throwing a fun and style filled holiday party. We’ve all been there. Getting the invite to the party that we just can’t wait for. The one that we look forward to year after year. And then there are the ones we would forgo given the chance. When looking to throw the “just can’t wait” party on a budget. First ask yourself what is the ultimate party goal. As we all know the holiday season really is supposed to be about enjoying time with friends and family. And successful parties have less to do with how many buckaroos are spent and has everything to do with pre-planning, creativity and resourcefulness. And in layman terms that means bringing guests together for fun activities, delicious food and drinks, groovy music and amazing decorations. That in the end, fingers crossed, result in a great time had by all.
Countdown to a Better Holiday Party
Baby, it’s getting cold outside. And as the temperatures fall thoughts of decking the halls rise. So bring on the holiday party planning. And if you feel yourself becoming dazed and confused by it all and are looking to create unforgettable memories without emptying your bank account. Check out these 17 tips to help get you started in throwing the holiday celebration of your economical dreams.
• Create a Budget (and use it)
• Start Planning Early
• Use a Party Checklist
• Host it at Home
• Choose the Date (as soon as possible)
• Use a Digital Invite Service
• Go with a Theme
• Use Social Media to Create Excitement
• Generate a Free Music Playlist (or use CD’s)
• Say Yes when asked: Can I Bring Something?
• Remember Success is in the Details
• Cooking versus Catering
• Keep Food Simple
• Have a Signature Cocktail along with Wine and Beer
• Less can be More
• DIY the Decor
• Stay Calm and Have Fun