Christmas is a wonderful time of the year when joy, hope, generosity, goodwill, and fellowship abound, and is one of the most exciting and festive holiday. It is also a unique day to party along with friends and relatives. Christmas party is a social and family get together that also features gift giving, entertainment, and feasting. But one must be always sure enough by planing the event ahead, since Christmas is a busy time of year for everyone.
The most important aspects that are to be planned quite early includes making a guest list, sending out invitations, planning a menu, setting a budget for food and decorations. If these are planned out properly, the organizers need not be tensed about all the tiny details as these can be looked in a couple of days before the big day.
Set the date
Set the date of your party on any Thursday night, Friday night, Saturday, or Sunday before Christmas or on Christmas Eve. Most people spend time with their families on Christmas Day, and after the 25th, everyone will be concentrating on New Year's, so don't plan on throwing your party then.
Make a guest list
The number of guest plays a very significant role in the success of the party. One musr invite only the number of people that can be properly handled. The guest list is also taken into account to decide the size of the place. The list of guest must be according to the budget and certain aspects must always be considered like the guest bringing in an extra people along with them.
Send out invitations
Once the things are bit settled down and the host have decided on the guest list, it's time to invite them. The main reason to invite people early is because its a busy time for everyone and people start making their programme as soon as December arrives. Some of the most preffered ways of inviting include sending written invitation, through phone calls and those who are net savvy, one can also choose e-mail. It is always good to invite everybody personally rather than asking someone to pass the message.
Plan a menu
Plan a menu that is easy tp prepare, are made of standard products and will liked by a wide range of guest. Keep the menu light with some Christmas treats and eggnog and supplement them with chips and soda. If you are having the meal catered, consult with the caterer and choose a menu, or plan your own. Buy the food, beverages, paper goods and flowers you will need for the party.