on me EVERY year! With all of the hustle and bustle going on around this time,
it’s easy to get a little frazzled at the thought of adding holiday
party-planning to your seemingly never-ending things to do list.
Work, school, family obligations, etc. can leave you wishing there were
more hours in the day to get it all done.
If so, don’t fret. Putting together a fabulous holiday party doesn’t have to be stressful, if you follow these 5 Quick and Easy Holiday Entertaining Tips:
I am the queen of lists! They keep me organized
(and I even get a thrill out of checking things off as I complete them!) Make a “to buy” list and a “to do list”
and keep them with you when it’s time to shop for the party.
Writing things down ensures that you will not
forget anything and is the #1 way to save time by eliminating multiple shopping
Chances are you have a box of ornaments and old decorations packed away.
Break them out and figure out how to repurpose what you already
have! You can use last year’s ornaments to fill up an apothecary jar, vase, or serving dish.
Add a decorative ribbon and voila…you have a quick and easy table
centerpiece. The key here is to get creative and use items that you already have to
spruce up your home décor.
Instead of spending countless hours in the kitchen preparing an elaborate, multi-course
meal, why not serve an array of mini foods?! “Light bites” are a popular trend right
now and will save you a load of time.
Consider foods that can be prepared in individual serving sizes so that
guests can grab them and keep it moving.
This will help to avoid a pile-up or long line in
your kitchen/serving area.
Signature drinks are a great way to spice up any party! Create a festive holiday cocktail,
give it a fun name inspired by the theme of your party, and prepare a drink
station for your guests to fill up.
This is a great time saver, as the drink can be made in batches and
stored away until it is time to replenish. It also cuts down
on the cost to fully stock a bar.
Designate an area to keep the kiddos entertained in a separate
area from the adults. Consider setting up multiple stations for the children to get creative while having
fun. Cupcake/cookie decorating, Gingerbread House building, or a card-making
station are just a few ideas that will keep the kids busy and amused for the
evening. Be sure to have a chaperone on hand to supervise and
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