The holidays are the best time of year to slow down and spend time with family and friends. Unfortunately, oftentimes the opposite happens. We get so busy that the holidays pass by in a blur and we get almost no time to stop and enjoy them. At An Affair of Excellence, we love helping people throw holiday parties that fix that problem.
A holiday party is often just what people need—an excuse to stop for a while and reconnect with those they love. Planning a party during the busiest time of the year takes some extra thought and consideration, though. To help, we’ve come up with the 4 best tips to throwing and absolutely fantastic holiday party.
- Pick a date early and be considerate of your guests.
Since we’ve already discussed how busy this time of year is, this should come as no shock. People are very busy so help them out by picking a date fairly far in advance.Also, consider the day of the week and the time of the event. While normally you have some flexibility on this, getting people to commit to losing several hours of their early afternoon on the Saturday before Christmas can be a little taxing.
- Send amazing invitations.
Christmas is the perfect time to get a little fancier than normal. Use this opportunity to send gorgeous invitations that your guests will love to receive. It sets the mood for the party!
- Consider a theme, but keep it simple.
Just as this time of year begs to be fancy, it also loves a good theme. Tried and true themes like the ugly sweater party are always favorites, there are so many holiday-related themes that your guests will love.Do attempt to keep the theme easy to follow, though. Your guests want to come and participate in your party. They’ll be less inclined to do so, though, if it will cost them money and several hours of work to abide by your theme.
- Focus on bringing people together.
When it comes down to it, this party is a way to bring your loved ones together for a time, which is what the holidays are all about. Make sure every detail of your holiday event, from the table settings to the décor, from the food to the party favors, facilitate comfort, happiness, and laughter.
We hope your holidays are wonderful and we hope even more that we’ve inspired you to throw a party of your own! For more tips and tricks, give An Affair of Excellence a call today at 407-902-6657 or fill out our online contact form.