How to throw a festive party

How to throw a festive party

The festive period is an opportunity for everyone to let their hair down and have a great time with friends and family members, which is why parties are an excellent idea. Enjoy Christmas-themed cocktails and dance to your favourite songs from the holiday season by hosting your own and helping spread Christmas cheer.

Throwing your own party brings pressure with it, however, with so many people relying on you to put together an epic celebration. So, whether you’re planning a Christmas house party or a festive office party, you’ll be looking for the best tips for ensuring everyone has a great time.

That’s why we’ve put together a handy list of our top tips for throwing a festive party no matter the setting. These should increase your chances of throwing a fun party that all your guests enjoy – and you can too!

Create your budget

Before any planning can begin, you’ll need to decide how much you’re going to spend. Try to be as realistic with this as possible because you can easily overspend if you don’t give yourself a big enough budget.

Some of the features to consider for your budget include venue hire if you’re doing it outside the home, food and drink, decorations and a sound system for your Christmas tunes.

Send your invites early

Now that you’ve got your budget, it’s time to get your guests excited, so send them an invite. Everyone knows just how hectic the festive period can be, which makes sending out your invites early super important. By doing this, you can increase your chances of a big crowd that meets your expectations.

Get the décor

Next, you’ll need to turn your home or party venue into a winter wonderland. Start by putting up outdoor Christmas lights to add some sparkle and get people excited as they approach the party. Then, think about adding decorations inside the venue like Christmas trees covered in fake snow, festive lighting and shiny bunting to help you create a festive feel throughout the party.

Put the playlist together

The next task is super fun and it’s all about setting the vibe for the night. Design your perfect Christmas playlist by combining the best modern Christmas songs with old classics, so everyone has songs to sing along to no matter their age!

If you’re not much of a music guru, however, don’t fret. YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music all have a plethora of ready-made playlists that are sure to get the party started.

Get the food and drink ready

What’s a Christmas party without delicious food and drink? Be sure to stock your party with the most popular Christmas drinks like champagne, spirits and prosecco and don’t forget to include non-alcoholic beverages too.

You should also be ready for the peckish partygoers by adding a dedicated snack table with all the festive foods you can think of like yule logs, mince pies and pigs in blankets.

As you can see, throwing a brilliant Christmas party doesn’t require too much effort and you’ll find that simply being around friends during this season is enough for many. All you need to do is follow our tips to make sure the venue is fully arranged, and your guests will do the rest to create lasting memories.

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