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Holiday Tips: Hosting the Perfect Holiday Party

Posted in: Holiday Catering, Social Event Catering

Whether you are having a small gathering of friends or a large holiday feast, you can enjoy the day of your party as much as your guests.

Check out these great tips for hosting the perfect holiday party!

  • Write a numbered list of all the people you’re inviting, but count the number of people you expect to actually come. Consider inviting guests who know each other already or guests from different social circles to invite new meetings and conversation. Base the setup of your home and the amount of food and drinks on the numbers who are likely to be there!
  • Decide where in your house would be best for the number of guests and the party games or activities you’ll do. Do you just need a TV, table for board games or more space for interactive games?
  • Consider whether to move any furniture to make it easier for guests to circulate and be comfortable. Give enough space between furniture for your guests to move. Dedicate three separate areas for your buffet, your drinks and your desserts, so guests circulate easily.
  • Use an existing piece of furniture for each. Cover them with a festive tablecloth with plastic underneath to protect your furniture from spills.

The holidays are festive times of the year, but it doesn’t mean you have to decorate every surface of your house. Be sure to incorporate your personal style into decorations, whether it’s simple, homemade, or chic.

Once food and drink is set on the table, be sure to get out of the kitchen to enjoy your guests!

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