If you’re planning to host a Christmas gathering at your house this year, you may need some advice! Hosting any sort of gathering can be extremely difficult and drive you crazy, I know it has for me in the past! I think Christmas is probably the most stressful holiday to host because there is so much going on between dinner, and activities, and of course, presents! This year can be better than ever! I’ve come up with a few tips that will help you put on a fantastic, fun, and stress-free holiday gathering this year! Not to mention, everyone will LOVE coming to your house for parties and it will be the party of the year! Let’s get into them!
The top Ways to be the Hostess with the Mostest this Christmas:
Consider Any Allergies: While preparing dinner, be sure that none of your guests have any allergies to anything you may be cooking or baking! Everyone will be a lot safer and your guests won’t have any worries of whether or not they will have an allergic reaction to the food, and not have to worry about avoiding any of the delicious foods!
Consider Dietary Needs: Also when it comes to preparing dinner, check with any of your guests to see if they are on any special diets and be sure to include some dishes that will cater to their dietary needs! After all, this is your friends and family you will be hosting, you don’t want to be responsible for helping them cheat on their diet, do you?! LOL, For example, if someone is on a low carb diet, make sure to some steamed veggies or salad for some side dishes they can enjoy while everyone else is enjoying mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese! LOL
Come Up with Activities: There is usually a pretty big gap between guests arrival and when you actually get into festivities like dinner and presents! Come up with some fun games and crafts for the kiddos to play while they are awaiting their dinner! You can do things like pin the tail on the reindeer, coloring books, etc.!
Also, these 3 ways can help:
Provide Entertainment: Another really great thing to do to pass the time between arrival and dinner is to play Christmas Music throughout the house, this will break any awkward silences, and even provide some great reasoning for sparking conversations! You could also play some really great Christmas movies in one room so that the kiddos can enjoy!
Clean House: Be sure that your house is clean, the bathrooms are cleaned and stocked with toilet paper and hand towels! Everyone loves a good, clean house! It makes things feel better and then they won’t feel awkward having to ask for a towel to dry their hands or toilet paper.
Party Favors: Get something small for each of your guests as a party favor for attending! You don’t have to break the bank with this, but just something nice and small for each guest!
Well, there you go! Here are some really great tips for hosting the best Holiday party of the year! You will truly be the Hostess with the Mostest!