Tips for Holiday Party Planning

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The holiday season is an incredible time of year. The festivities that come along with the holidays can induce magic and help people get into the spirit of the season. Are you in the process of planning a holiday party? Or considering whether or not you should take on such a task? By putting forth the proper planning, your holiday is sure to be one family and friends will never forget and, even look forward to every year. Here are some tips for planning a holiday party:

Tip #1: Promptly Choose a Date

Social calendars for the holiday season fill up fast as many are often on the go in celebration of the season. Before you know it, the holiday season will be upon you and you may find that many of your guests have already made other commitments. According to Emily Post, you should send invitations for a holiday party out approximately 4 weeks prior to the event.  Choosing a date quickly, and notifying your guests will ensure that your holiday party has a good turnout.

Tip #2: Work with Guest Schedules

While in some cases it’s important that you choose a time that works best for you, you may also want to take into consideration the schedules of your guests. This is especially true for key attendees whom you want to ensure are able to make it. Finding out schedules can help you to identify a date for your holiday party. You wouldn’t want to plan a party only to find that half your guest list has another holiday party to attend that very same night.

Tip #3: Make Preliminary Decisions Early

In order to send your invitations out in a timely manner, you will need to make key decisions regarding the planning process early on. It’s important to have the following identified so that you can send out your invites:

  • Date/Time
  • RSVP Date
  • Venue Location
  • Style
  • Food Details

Providing your guests with key information provides them with all the necessary information before the party. Although you will still have a significant amount of details to sort through, you will be able to sort those out after you send out invitations.

Tip #4: Choose a Theme

There are a number of ways to implement a theme into your holiday party. It may be the decor or food you choose, and in some cases, the theme is the dress code for your party. Choosing a theme can help to streamline your entire holiday party. A theme can add an element of festivity to your event, such examples:

  • Ugly Sweater Parties
  • White Elephant Gift Exchanges
  • Masquerade Parties
  • Tree Trimming

Tip #5: Include Special Holiday Touches

Adding small touches are often the things that leave guests talking long after they leave. In some cases, a party that leaves guests talking is all in the special touches you infuse into your party. Examples of holiday touches that are sure to be a hit at your party include:

  • Hot Chocolate Bars
  • Photo Booth
  • Create a Signature Cocktail
  • Gingerbread House Making
  • Caroling

Are you considering throwing the holiday party of the season? This can all start with the right social events modern venue in Glendale, CA. Putting forth the proper planning can solidify that you have thrown the holiday party of the year. Give yourself, family and friends another reason to celebrate the season. A well planned out holiday party can capture the magic of the season.

Thanks to Metropol for their insight into event planning and tips for holiday party planning.

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