Tis the Season to Celebrate Christmas
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Pull off that much-awaited, glitzy Christmas party and drop the stress factor. Just print out our quick, think-ahead Party Checklist and keep in mind some of our tips and tricks to help you plan your merry celebration.
CREATE THE LOOK
Choose a specific color scheme from your tree decorations down to your tableware and napkins. Create focal points in your party venue that you can decorate beautifully. You can highlight the tree, fireplace and the food table or you may also hang string decorations.
When it comes to string decorations, you can choose from a variety of designs for your Christmas Swirl Decorations. You may also decorate your venue with glitter window decorations or cutouts that you can stick on your walls. You can also try these Christmas Scene Setters that serve as great photo backdrops too!
Spread Christmas cheer and greet your guests with a lavish wreath that you can hang on the door. It will surely add sparkle to your celebration. Finish the look with a sprig of mistletoe hung over the door.
PLAN YOUR HOLIDAY FEAST
Whether you're going for a sit-down dinner or a casual party, it is important to also note the number of people who are coming over to your party. This will also help you determine the kind of menu that you can prepare. Here are a few planning tips to help you breeze through your preparation:
Plan your menu and choose recipes that can be made ahead of time. If you want to try a tricky, brand new recipe make sure you have a couple of weeks more in advance to do a trial run.
Check if any of your guests have any special dietary requirements such as those who are vegetarian, lactose-intolerant or on a gluten-free diet.
If you lack confidence in coming up with your own menu, you can always do a quick research on Christmas menus that you can consider. Once you’ve finally decided on your menu, make sure you gather all the recipes and keep it on a special folder.
Check if you have all the kitchen equipment you need for the recipes you have in mind. You can also make a list of all the ingredients you need. Double-check your list a day ahead to ensure that you haven’t overlooked anything.
Keep a list of the things that you need to prepare on the day of the party such as food that you need to reheat, defrost, etc.
Set the table and get everything ready on the day of the party such as serving dishes, plates, glasses, cutlery and table linen. Choose from our Christmas Party Supplies and let these coordinating tableware make your Christmas feast even more enticing.
Follow your list. Take time to tick off some items one by one as you go. But don’t fret if something winds up being forgotten. Just relax and enjoy the company of your family and loved ones!
SET THE PARTY MOOD
Play the season's most favorite hits with our Merry Christmas CD and Let it Snow CD. 'Tis the season for some feel-good, heartwarming music after all! You can also create your own playlist with some modern songs and jazz it up by adding in that Yuletide flavor. Let this get everyone in the mood for a great, warm and cozy holiday mood.
DRESS UP FOR CHRISTMAS
Be sure to come dressed for the holidays! Prepare to go "Ho-ho-ho! Merry Christmas" and be like one of Santa's helpers, Mrs. Claus, or show up as a Vixen Reindeer. Dress the part with ease and style as you put on any of our amazing Christmas Costumes and add a finishing touch with our Christmas Accessories.
GO FOR FANCY 'BYEBYE' TREATS
Let your guests bring those fun Yuletide memories home with them as you hand out unique holiday gifts. Find brilliant ideas for gifts to send off your partygoers by checking out our well-loved Christmas Party Favors and place it on any of these specially designed Christmas Party Bags and Cello Wraps. Now you’re all set for a fun Yuletide celebration!
Go ahead and get your holiday party started!