The Holidays Are Right Around The Corner…
Holiday entertaining makes this the best time of the year. The season may be hectic, there’s always too much to do, but gathering family and friends is an important part of the celebration.
Ten Tips To Help You Plan Your Holiday Party
1| Set A Date
Holiday parties need to take in consideration other holiday events family and friends have planned as well as caterer and/or venue availability if you have the event catered.
2| Plan Well In Advance
You might be able to schedule a party with little advance notice, but the longer you have to plan, the easier it is to manage all of the details.
3| Create A Budget
Create a budget that details how much money you plan to allocate to necessary expenses for the holiday party. Holiday parties can be expensive with the cost of food, decorations, drinks and a venue. A budget allows you to track your projected holiday party expenses and compare them with actual expenses.
4| Make A Guest List
Make a guest list that includes friends and family. If it’s a family event, make a list of the kids so you can plan on activities based on their age.
5| Select A Venue
Be sure that you have the right size venue for the group you have invited. Holiday parties are often held at home for a warm and cozy family atmosphere.
6| Pick A Theme
A theme can help you as you plan the decorations, select invitations and even plan your menu. Holiday party themes include “Winter Wonderland”, “Jingle Bells”, “North Pole”, or “Christmas in Paris”. Check our Holiday Inspiration Board on Pinterest for ideas.
7| Create And Send Invitations
Paper invitations are the traditional approach, but online services such as Evite can be used for a green and budget friendly alternative.
8| Choose Food And Beverages
If you are having the party at home, keep it simple. Better yet, call your favorite caterer – CrêpeMaker of course! Always plan the menu to include enough food for all guests in attendance. Don’t forget to provide non-alcoholic alternatives for those guests who prefer not to drink – Ask us about our drink and coffee stations.
9| Party Favors
Order or make party favors to thank your guests for attending your party and give them a memory that they can take home with them. Those party favors do not have to be expensive – “it’s the thought that counts.”
10| Preserve The Memory
Remember to take pictures with YOU in them (selfie time.) Better yet, ask a friend to take pictures. Years from now, you will treasure the memories.
Wishing You a Delicious and Joyful Holiday Season!