Hosting Stress-Free Holiday Parties! It’s doable!
Holiday parties are around the corner! Tis the season now to learn the secrets for hosting a party stress-free. Colorado Party Rentals has a few tips to host the party of the year and not lose your mind over it. Trust us; it is totally doable!
Master To-Do List
Everything starts with a plan and a draft list. Treat throwing a party as if you are running a business. Have a master to-do list and include every task that needs to be accomplished. Include the guest list, RSVP’s, shopping lists and updates throughout the process. This master list will be your brain in coordinating your event. Rely on it!
Every party worth remembering offers a ‘specialty cocktail’ that leaves a lasting impression. Serve in a statement glass or provide creative garnishes like a sprig of rosemary to make it festive. The general rule of thumb is to plan on one alcoholic drink per guest per hour. If you can’t afford a full bar, then plenty of red and white wines along with a novelty cocktail will do the job. Think outside the box, freeze berries or mint leaves in your ice cubes for your cocktails, or different sized and shaped ice cubes for differing cocktails. Have fun with it!
It is the season of giving and sharing! Giving a small token of your affection shows your appreciation for your guests and is an unforgettable way to end a celebration. Dainty boxes of candy or baked goods add a personal touch. Small terracotta pots with herbs and flowers are an inexpensive and affordable centerpiece that doubles as a favor to guests as well.
Involving Your Guests
If you put your guests to work, it will make them feel as if they have a part in your party. Call it your hospitality team. Give each of them someone to meet, and responsible for introducing to others. The bigger the party, the bigger your hospitality team!
Above All, Have Fun! It’s Your Party
Most hosts tend to forget the purpose of the party- to have fun! In the details of planning and executing an event, it is easy to get caught up in the logistics of coordinating your event, rather than remembering your guests! Half an hour before the party begins, turn your attention to your guests and relax rather than trying to get everything done right. Just focus on enjoying the party and have fun!
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