Entertaining Your Guests During The Holidays
When it comes to hosting a holiday party, there can be a lot of pressure to be the hostess with the mostess. I mean… being the life of the party ain’t easy. There’s sending out invites, choosing the right theme… and don’t even get me started on the selecting the menu. One thing I’ve realized is that with all the pre-party planning, it can be easy to forget about the entertainment – which is a whole other animal.
Throwing a party can be daunting, but don’t allow that to discourage you. You can make a big impression on your guests without killing yourself if you remember these four words: don’t be a hero.
Use this list as a starting point to make your next party the best one yet.
Any kind of make-your-own food bar is almost too smart for your own good. I’d suggest serving some classic side dishes like a mash, mac-n-cheese or even a burger, pizza, or ice cream bar. You can use this for any occasion, but just remember that presentation is everything. Place your toppings in your finest china and watch the room shine!
Choosing the right music can also make or break your event. Having a theme sets the tone of the entire party, so create a playlist ahead of time and then just let your phone or tablet do its thing. Music streaming sites can also help because the more you tell them about what you do and don’t like, they tailor your playlist to the mood and personality of your guests. So easy.
Lighting is everything. Nobody will want to take a selfie with bright overhead fluorescent lights. Think about how a club or candle-lit room gets when someone turns the lights on. Total buzzkill, right? Stock up on some candles and place them all around to create an illuminating ambiance.
Cocktails. And keep them coming. Need I say more?