5 Ways to Make Your Holiday Party More Memorable

The holiday season is the time to celebrate with family, friends, and coworkers. You may plan a festive party with a traditional theme, a casual open house for friends or neighbors, or an elegant cocktail party. Whatever you plan, you’ll want your holiday festivities to be memorable. Your choice of decorations, menu, and entertainment determine the type of party you’ll host.

1- Host Your Party at Home

The perfect decor for a holiday party at home is a room with a beautifully decorated Christmas tree, greenery, poinsettias, and for an evening party, lots of candlelight. Your guests will love the cozy atmosphere. A buffet-style dinner is perfect for a holiday gathering. You may ask each guest to bring their favorite holiday dish to share. Another menu option is to serve ethnic holiday dishes. Your guests will love it. You may choose to have a catered dinner for your party so you can spend more time with your guests. Make sure to book your party early.

2- Host Your Party at a Venue

If you’re hosting a party at a venue, a charming country inn or a restaurant with a bar are popular choices. The choice of venue can depend on whether you’re hosting a quiet family dinner party or a fun evening with friends. Venues usually decorate for the holidays, but the event planner will work with you if you want a unique theme and holiday decorations.

3- Host a Neighborhood Party

A fun idea for an afternoon holiday party is a cookie exchange. Have Christmas music playing when your friends arrive to get everyone into the holiday spirit. Each guest brings a dozen or two of their favorite Christmas cookies to exchange with friends. Make sure to include copies of the recipe printed with a colorful holiday design. A hot cocoa bar will be a favorite with your guests. Serve your hot cocoa with peppermint sticks or mini marshmallows. Another fun party idea is to get a group of friends together to go Christmas caroling around your neighborhood with refreshments at your home. Inviting your neighbors to a caroling party is a perfect way to get to know people in your community.

4- Host a Theme Party

Choose a fun theme for your holiday party. You might want to have a Christmas gift exchange, a Secret Santa party, or a get-together to decorate your Christmas tree. If you’re hosting a tree trimming party with your family, you may want to plan a visit from Santa for the kids. You have pretty much any type of theme including ugly sweaters, characters from iconic Christmas movies, or neon Christmas colors.

5- Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Fireworks

New Year’s Eve is even more spectacular when you use 3D glasses to watch the fireworks. 3D glasses specifically for fireworks feature a rainbow prism effect that brings the spectacular light show up close. Light breaks into separate colors when it diffracts. The diffracted light creates a rainbow-type effect that causes your eyes to perceive the light as streaking and moving. You’ll be amazed at the way the glasses turn lights into spectacular rainbow colors and patterns.



Alex is the co-author of 100 Greatest Plays, 100 Greatest Cricketers, 100 Greatest Films and 100 Greatest Moments. He has written for a wide variety of publications including The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Daily Mail, The Guardian and The Telegraph.

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