Looks like my blog has been dedicated to nothing but Christmas this month and rightfully so! In today’s blog, I bring you tips for throwing a great Christmas party! So take a read and I hope that this will help you out tremendously and make you the talk of the town this season.
Nothing screams Christmas like Christmas decor! Personally, I love all of it, from poinsettias, to the lights, to wreaths and of course last, but never the least – the Christmas tree. I am a sucker for details, so Christmas plates, napkins, centerpieces and anything else Christmassy scattered around is good for me. Going that extra mile will show your guests how much they are appreciated and how hard you worked on making sure that they have a good time.
Now, I am not sure about you, but I am always down for some Christmas tunes! Spin some Mariah’s “All I Want for Christmas”, Paul McCartney’s “Wonderful Christmas Time” and do not forget about Brenda Lee’s “Rocking Around”. Since it is a party, I suggest that your list includes mostly upbeat stuff intermixed with some none Xmasy content. You don’t want to over do it.
Depending on what your vision is for the party, you can suggest a dress code accordingly. Be it casual, black tie, cocktail, Santa hats, or my favorite – ugly Christmas sweater contest, make sure you let people know what to expect. It is always fun to dress up, makes for a livelier party atmosphere!
Signature Cocktails and Finger Foods
Depending on how many people you are planning to entertain, it is always good to put some thought into one of the most important parts of the party – Food and Drinks! A signature cocktail is a great touch that your guest will brag about long after the party is over. Here are a couple of my favorites. What I really like about these, is the amount of ingredients needed! Easy and fast to make, and a great little touch that your guests will appreciate.
Gingerbread Man Cocktail from Cosmopolitan.com – easy, fast and pretty!
2 oz. TY KU Sake
1½ oz. diet ginger ale
Sprinkle of cinnamon
Garnish: gingerbread man cookie
Combine all ingredients in a glass and stir. Garnish with a gingerbread man cookie.
Another one of my favorites is the Christmas Miracle. Total number of ingredients – four, total time – about two minutes ;).
1½ oz. TY KU Soju
Splash of cranberry juice
Squeeze of lemon
Garnish: candy cane
I am also a fan of Christmas inspired finger foods. Here are a few ideas that are also easy, quick and are absolutely adorable.
Serve your pigs in a blanket as a wreath 😉
Arrange your crudités as a Christmas tree.
Santa Hats for dessert? Yes, please!
Yes! I know, I know – you just threw this party and spent lots of money on food, drinks and decorations and now you have to shell out more? Well, it doesn’t have to be anything huge. My favorite little party favors for a Christmas party are Christmas ornaments. They are affordable, suit the theme and a great little take away for your guests. Candles scented with pine, cinnamon or peppermint, serve as great party favors as well. Have you thought about little Christmas cookie goodie bags? You can even make those yourself and spend even less as your only expense would be the packaging. Little goodie bags with yummy candy canes and peppermints are another great option.
And on this note, I will wrap up my post on how to host a great Christmas party! Do check back and let me know how these worked for you or if you have other tips on making your party a success!