The weather is getting colder and there’s only one thing on everyone’s minds – Christmas! Aside from all the usual festivities, family gatherings and last-minute gift shopping, there’s one more thing that characterises the season. Winter is often known as party season, and with the holidays on the horizon, isn’t it about time you started planning your own showstopper party?
To give you some inspiration and help make sure that your festive bash is the best of the season, here are some top tips to guide you through the party planning process.
Choose a Theme
Every great party needs a theme, right? Whether you prefer a simple, traditional Christmas theme or would rather go all out this year, deciding on a theme can help to influence other parts of the event. For an extra special dose of festive fun, why not ask your guests to come in seasonal fancy dress?
Consider the Environment
For many people, the festive season is often the most wasteful time of year. From excess packaging and piles of wrapping paper to vast quantities of food thrown away, often we can forget to consider the environment when we are wrapped up in the festive bubble. This year, why not buck the trend without compromising on quality by investing in luxury disposable plates and cutlery for your party?
Keep the Kids Happy
If your event is a family-friendly one, it’s important to cater to both children and adults alike. The adults will most likely be happy with a chat and a tipple on hand, but you might need to put in a little more work to prevent the little ones from getting bored. Don’t forget to include plenty of soft drinks and sweets (just not enough to make them hyper on a sugar rush!) and plan some fun party games. At the end of the night, you could even take inspiration from the typical children’s party and hand out paper party bags filled with all manner of festive fun!
Festive Food and Drink
There’s nothing quite like party food, and Christmas party food is extra special! Whether you are opting for a traditional buffet and finger food or something a little different, there are plenty of options to allow everyone to indulge in the favourite seasonal treats. If you really want to get creative in the kitchen, why not do some research and discover some delicious festive recipes to try out? When it comes to the drinks, be sure to cater for everyone with a mix of alcoholic tipples and soft drinks. Mulled wine is always a winter favourite, or if not, give some festive cocktails a whirl!
Kick-start the evening on the right foot by creating your very own Christmas party playlist. Fill it with traditional festive classics and some of your favourite tunes to really get the party going. Once you’ve got the soundtrack to your event all sorted and ready to go, it’s time to think about which other forms of entertainment you want to choose to keep your guests having a great time. There is always an element of nostalgia about the holidays, so why not capitalise on this by picking out some traditional party game classics to get everyone involved? If you’re stuck for inspiration, think back to past years and the party games of your childhood – if you can convince everyone to get involved, it’s bound to be a great night!
Of course, these are just a few hints and tips, so if you fancy unleashing your creative side this Christmas then go for it! However, you’re planning to celebrate, make sure the party season is one to remember by throwing the best night of the year!