How to Plan a Christmas Party Step by Step

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Now Christmas parties are a great way to get family and friends together to celebrate the holiday season. If you are planning a Christmas party, you may be feeling the stress of coordinating and managing the event. Give yourself a month or more to iron out all the details, that is, plans should start like in October of every year. This way you will be able to fully plan and coordinate everything so that your party will be a success. Planning alone might also be hectic, if you are a couple like me, then engage your other half exhaustively.

6 Steps to plan a Christmas part

1. Plan early. 

You need to give yourself enough time to work out all the details of the party. Try to start your planning around a month or two before Christmas. That said, you might want to kick off around or mid October. This will not only give you enough time to plan the party, but also allow you to invite your families(extended if any) and friends early so that they won’t fill out their calendars for that day.

2. Choose a date and time. 

Christmas party is not Christmas! That is a nice rule you should bear in mind while doing this. Do not schedule your party on the 25th of December! Nobody will show up. Neither should you plan your party too close to Christmas. Many of your guests may be leaving town to visit family, so if you plan your party the day before Christmas, many people may not be able to come. Instead, try to hold the party at least five days before Christmas. Some tips for you!Some tips for you!

  • The weekend is usually the best time to hold the party, because your guests won’t have to go to work in the morning.
  • Also decide if you want your party to be during the afternoon or a night. Most parties are held in the evening, but try to choose what is best for you and your guests.
  • Get some input from your guests if you aren’t sure when people would be able to make it.

3. Decide how you will serve food at the party. 

When you hold a party at your home, you have several options as to how you are going to feed your guests. You may decide that you have the time and the resources to cook and bake food for the party and provide alcohol. However, you may decide to make things easier for yourself by making the party potluck style, where guests all bring a dish with them.

4. Decide whether you want to do a gift exchange. 

Decide in advance whether you want your guests to exchange gifts like Secret Santa or White Elephant. This is not a necessary part of the party, but it can add some excitement and give your guests an activity to bond over. Do not be surprised but this can also be an opening for one to get a future wife or husband at your party.

  • To do a Secret Santa, give your guests the name of another guest, preferably a person that they already know, to buy a gift for.
  • For White Elephant, all guests bring a small or funny gift that anyone could enjoy. Then each guest picks whichever present he or she wants during the party.

5. Send out invites. 

Once you have pinned down the details of the date and time of your party, send out invitations either by Email, WhatsApp, or physical mail.

  • Make sure that the invitations include the date, time and address of the party.
  • Also make sure that the invitations tell your guests to RSVP, so you will have a sense of how many people will be at the party.
  • If you decide to do a gift exchange, give your guests the information on what they need to bring. If you decide to make the party a potluck with a BYOB policy, make sure to also include that in the invite.

6. Budget the party. 

Draw up a general budget of your party. Unless you are doing a potluck, providing food and drinks will probably be the most expensive aspect of your party.

  • If you are preparing food yourself, estimate the approximate cost of ingredients for dishes you plan to make.
  • Think about if you need to rent anything like chairs, tables or coat racks to accommodate guests.
  • Also take into account the cost of Christmas-specific decorations you will have at your party, such as the Christmas tree, garlands, stockings, or other small pieces of décor

That is done! It is time to now set up the party, please comment “Thank you below” and pass to your next buddy!

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