Easy Planning for the best Christmas Party | 2015
1. Choose the date and time of the party
This is important to do first since you want to be able to talk to your guests about it. Ask them when they are most available so you can have as many people as you want there. This can also help you decide what would be most appropriate to bring to the party!
2. Choose a theme
3. Make an inspiration board
Now comes the fun part! Go on blogs and Pinterest to find pictures that matches your theme. It could be pictures from decorations to games and gifts, or just anything that matches the color theme.
Table setting; Bath bomb ornament; Mantel decor; Reindeer string art; Christmas tree; utensil wraps
Table setting; Gift exchange; Gold-painted balloons; Photo booth props; Hot cocoa kit; Christmas tree
4. Plan your menu
With an inspiration in place, you can decide whether you want a buffet or course meals. The type of food also depends on the environment and theme of the party. It could be casual like pig in blankets or extravagant like a nice roast beef. Don’t forget to include appetizers, mains, dessert, and drinks! Here are some food ideas you can consider for the themes we’ve chosen:
Bourbon Balls; Red velvet crinkles; Beef tenderloin with parmesan-herb stuffing; Christmas tree cheese plate; Frost bite Mocktail; Salami & cream cheese rollups
Pigs in a blanket; Kringle krinkles; Chocolate covered strawberry Christmas tree; Christmas Quiche; Christmas tree rice crispy; Peppermint eggnog punch
5. Make a list
When you have figured out everything you want for the party, it’s time to put it down on a shopping/prepping list. Categorize your list into decorations, food ingredients, and others. Write down (literally) EVERYTHING you need and highlight the ones you need to purchase. Time to go shopping!
6. Make a schedule
You should also make a schedule days before the party to avoid panics! Prioritize your to-do list and try to finish certain things ahead of time, such as putting up decorations two days before and prepping food one day before the party. This can relieve some stress and give you plenty of time to dress up!
7. Execute and Have fun!
All you need to do now, is to follow the plan you’ve came up and watch it fall into place! Everyone will have a blast and so are you! Oh, and be sure to keep your glass filled!
– Little Ms. Everything