Hosting a holiday party can be stressful, there’s no doubt about that. To keep your stress levels down you need to have a strategy in place for how you’re going to handle your hosting duties.
Making a plan is the only way to ensure that you don’t get burned out. The whole point of the holidays is to spend time with those who you love and make special memories.
Here are some tips to keep you stress-free.
Choose a Theme
Choosing a theme for your holiday party is extremely important. The theme will help to set the tone for the type of food you will serve, and even the type of holiday music that you play.
A theme can also make the party more fun as people can tailor their outfits toward the theme of the party. It also makes it easier for you to decorate accordingly.
Create a List
The first thing you’re going to need to do is to create a list. You can have more than one list if you want.
You can create a big list of all the things you need to do and then break them down into daily tasks.
This is one of the easiest and best ways to make sure that you stay on top of everything.
All the food that you are going to make does not have to be created on the same day. You can go ahead and make food such as soups and stews and freeze them well ahead of time. Don’t worry, they will still be fresh and ready to go when you thaw them.
Many different foods can be frozen ahead of time. You can do your research and find out. However, before you can freeze foods you need to decide on your menu.
Make sure you ask your guests to RSVP early and then find out if they have any special dietary concerns ahead of time. If you don’t want to cook at all then you can just consider catering the event.
Ensure that you have enough disposable cups and plates. Have a large enough serving platter on hand for all foods you serve.
Music is King
You need to have good food at your party but when it comes to holiday celebrations, your playlist is very important. Your playlist and decorations must fit in with the theme that you have chosen.
You may also want to consider having karaoke at the party as well. You can choose holiday theme songs for your guests to sing along to.
Get the Party Started
You now know exactly what you need to do to get your holiday party planned out and stress-free. You need to select a theme as it will help to keep you organized in terms of dress code and music.
It will also help you select decorations as well. Cook early or select a caterer if you prefer. Create helpful lists for everything you have to do so that things can go smoothly.