The festive season is approaching, and it’s time to start planning your Christmas party. Last year’s festive activities were put on hold due to the pandemic. Many families spent the holidays apart and didn’t celebrate with their favourite traditions. You can make up for last year by throwing a Christmas party to remember. From food to decorations, this is the year to go all out for Christmas.
Follow this quick guide to throw the Christmas party of the season.
Preparation can save you a lot of time, money and stress. Start planning the party at least one month in advance. Many venues and suppliers are likely to be booked in advance for this year’s festivities. Get ahead of the crowds, and book your party in now. Think about the size of your party, the type of food and the activities on offer. Do the preparation now so you can enjoy the Christmas celebration when it arrives.
Think about your guest list, and send out invitations as soon as possible. You need to keep track of who has RSVP’d and those you need to chase up. You could keep it simple and send out a text invitation. Or, get creative and use your DIY skills to make the decorations. You could opt for beautiful paper or have fun with glitter and the glue gun.
Pick a theme for your Christmas party to make things a little more memorable. The theme could be your favourite festive movie or first Christmas memory. Ask everyone to dress up for the theme, and make sure your costume is extra special. Try to find decorations that also align with the theme and bring the venue to life.
Plan a few games and activities to do at the party. You could hire a photo booth and leave a box of props alongside it. You can create memories with your loved ones and keep the photos forever. Or you could arrange a secret Santa with all the guests and exchange gifts at the party. Set a price limit that everyone can afford and hand out names a few weeks in advance. You could include a few details about the person if your guests don’t know each other well. Finally, hold the best costume competition for the party, and the winner can receive a bottle of wine or free drinks all night.
Keep the activities fun and short, so people don’t get tired of them. You can have a few activity areas at the party so guests can choose to participate or dance all night.
Get creative with your Christmas party this year and arrange something extra special.