Hosting a Stress-Free Holiday Party

 ecstatic friends with champagne having party

Hosting a holiday party can be stressful. From wrapping gifts to hanging stockings, there is so much to do to prepare for a major holiday party. However, there are several things that can be easily done to simplify the process of holiday party planning.

Here are a few tips to make this year’s festivities as seamless as possible:

Greet Guests with a Hot Chocolate Bar

For a large majority of the United States, the weather changes drastically in the winter months. Many states face freezing temperatures and blustery blizzards. Having a hot chocolate bar available for guests as they arrive is an easy way to impress. Guests will be grateful for a hot beverage to warm them up. You can put out holiday-themed mugs, hot chocolate, and an assortment of add-ins for the coco. Some possible add-ins include: mini marshmallows, peppermint sticks, cinnamon sticks, caramel squares, and crushed candy bars.

You can also add a portable bar for your adult guests. They can enjoy cocktails while you prepare other necessities for the party. With Total Entertainment’s portable bar, you will be able to serve a variety of drinks and cocktails. You can even create a signature drink that coincides with your party’s theme!

Make Merry Music a Focus

Nothing is as festive as holiday music and what is a party without it! Playing music at your holiday party can easily be done through a CD, iPod, or Pandora. However, music is even more fun if you and your guests are the ones performing it. Renting a karaoke jukebox is a guaranteed way to bring guests together and break the ice. Your party will be filled with laughter in a matter of seconds. Our karaoke jukebox is available for rent and includes two microphones. It also has over 5,000 songs to choose from, including a holiday selection.   

Prepare Food in Advance

To ensure that your day remains stress-free, be sure to prepare your food a day in advance. Not all items can be prepared in advanced but food items like, turkey, chicken, casseroles, and soups.

You can prepare these a day or two in advance and store in your refrigerator so when your guests start arriving you can simply reheat them in the oven or on top of the stove. Here is a food prep timeline that can help you decide when exactly to prepare specific dishes.   

Comfort Focused Festivities

Hosting a holiday party does not need to be an extremely formal occasion. In cold weather, guests will appreciate a cozy setting away from the chilly outdoors where they can just be at ease and enjoy one another. To make a party have a more casual feel, consider pulling out your kitchen or dining room table and serve dinner on it as a buffet. People will be able to get their food faster than if you passed each dish at a table. Plus, you also don’t need to worry about creating extravagant place settings. Guests are guaranteed to appreciate warm greetings and goodwill.

Deck the Schedule with Entertainment

Costumed Characters for Rent

Having scheduled entertainment at your holiday party can take some of the pressure off of hosting. As a host, you typically feel obligated to entertain guests and aren’t sure if the conversation alone will be enough, especially if there are children attending. If you hire several entertainers, such as costume characters, both adults and children will be entertained and enthralled. Costume characters can really brighten up a party and bring life to a room just by showing up.

The holiday season should not result in sleepless nights unless you’re waiting for Saint Nick. These tips will help you host a stress-free holiday party. Total Entertainment can help supply your holiday party with everything that you need to entertain guests so you can sit back, relax, and simply rejoice. Contact us today to see how we can help create the party everyone will be talking about this season!