One of the first things to think about is whether the party will be casual or formal. Consider all of your guests, what they prefer and what kind of party they expect you to throw. A dressy party can be fun, but might put undue pressure on a group of people who don’t enjoy dressing up. Deciding all of this beforehand will ensure that everyone knows exactly to expect.
Once you’ve decided on the theme, pick an invitation that shows off your plans. Choosing colors to fit the theme of the party is always a nice touch. Invite everyone you want and then potentially follow up with an email or telephone call. This will add a nice personal touch to any event. If you’re having a seated meal, insist on RSVPs so that you can plan and budget accordingly.
If you are planning on having a lot of people at your house, you may want to turn your holiday party into a backyard event. Of course, this is only an option if the weather is nice and you have a decent sized yard. Backyard parties are a great way to entertain a variety of different people. You can introduce a bunch of fun lawn and tailgate games, barbecue some foods and set up a nice area for people to just lounge around and relax. This will all be dictated by the theme that you decide on.
If you are in charge of making sure everyone has a great time this upcoming holiday season, don’t get too stressed about it. Remember, you don’t have to plan too much for a holiday party, as the season lends itself to easy conversation and cheer. Your main goal will be to bring people together to enjoy some good food and conversation. Holidays are a great time to see the people you don’t get to see or talk to that much throughout the year. If this is the case for you, make sure to take advantage of this time of the year to celebrate all the things in life that bring you gratitude!