Hosting Holiday Parties: 5 Must-Do’s for Any Holiday
If you got yourself into hosting a holiday party and aren’t sure what to do, DO NOT WORRY, we’ve got your back.
Simply follow these five easy steps to help your holiday party go over smoothly:
1. Consider a pot-luck, and don’t be afraid to delegate.
Having a pot-luck can help take a lot of stress of yourself when it comes to cooking. It’s likely that you are already stressing over other things like a clean home, tables, seating, and possibly even decorations, so this will help you relax a little bit. Make sure to keep a list and be organized when it comes to who’s bringing what to help avoid people bringing duplicates.
2. Have some fun music playing.
Nothing is worse than awkward silence at a party (unless it’s a silent disco) so make sure you have a good playlist and speakers readily available.
3. Don’t be too specific about times.
If you have a lot of people coming it’s probably likely that one time doesn’t perfectly work for everyone. Because of this, make the time of your party broad and be sure to let people know it is okay for them to drop-in at anytime. This will result in more (and happier) guests.
4. Consider paper and plastic dish ware.
Well it may not be the classiest, this will make your clean-up job MUCH, MUCH easier. You will definitely thank yourself for doing this when the party is winding down and you start cleaning up.
5. Add some seasonal elements to the decor.
If you took our advice on the paper and plastic dish ware, a good place to start is by purchasing some holiday themed plates and napkins. Also, feel free to add some other decorations such as lights, centerpieces, and signs. Just make sure to keep it simple and not go too overboard.
If you follow these steps not only will your holiday party be less stressful, but it will also keep your guests coming back year after year.
Mitzuyan Kosher Catering is a full service caterer offering kosher catering solutions and event planning solutions to kosher events.