Birthday parties. Game day gatherings. Family get-togethers. Due to its charming layout and tranquil ambience, your house has become the place to be! With the holidays quickly approaching, you may find yourself hosting several social events.
No need to invite a level of stress! One of the best tips for hosting an event is going through the details ahead of time. If you’re fond of making lists, start tracking what you’ll need to do and when you’ll need to do it.
While building your party planning checklist, include a few “Do’s and Don’ts” for entertaining this holiday season.
Try these ideas:
A light and fresh fragrance can add to the comfortable atmosphere and encourage your visitors make themselves at home.
In addition to thoroughly cleaning your house to get rid of pet hair, relocate as many pet goods as possible for the comfort of guests prone to animal allergies.
By setting up a beverage station, your company will have a go-to spot to find:
Having drinks ready to pour will give the partakers something to wet their whistle while anticipating the food you’re preparing.
Whether they lend a helping hand or not, party goers are often drawn to the kitchen as the heart of the home. In an effort to have callers mingle beyond the cookery, entice them to linger in your living spaces.
Make these spots comfortable for guests to relax:
The allure of appetizers, small snacks, or a cozy candlelit setting can help draw colleagues away from the busy pace of the kitchen. Redirecting the attendees can also encourage conversation with others throughout the layout of your home.
Plan on serving party staples, such as:
Have these hors d’oeuvre items primed to plate as guests arrive. Even better? Keep it simple and order ready-made items from your favorite grocer or deli. And to really be the "host with the most," consider supplying a few snacks for guests with food allergies (ask ahead of time!).
If a helpful friend migrates to the kitchen, make it as easy as possible for them to pitch in with clean-up tasks.
As the host, it might seem strange to let others polish up the pots and pans. However, your goal is to spend less time tidying and more time socializing.
Planning ahead with as many details as possible can keep a sense of stress from crashing your party! Having ideas like these do’s and don’ts in mind, you can feel more at ease when hosting a soiree. Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season sets in, think of how to simplify your get-togethers so that you, too, can fully enjoy the festive vibe of your special shindigs.