Have you been charged with planning your company’s upcoming holiday party? Or, are you the designated planner for your family’s annual winter get-togethers? If so, you might be feeling a bit stressed at the shrinking timeframe for planning your next holiday party. Fortunately, whether you are prepping for a Christmas or New Year’s party, it is still possible to plan an excellent special event. You just need to start making your party planning list, now, and checking it twice!
Holiday Parties Don’t Have to Be Boring
If you are tired of all the holiday parties you attend feeling the same, help ensure yours is something different by starting with a special event venue that makes a great backdrop for your party. Choosing a location that is neither your home or office, helps to set the party scene instantly. Plus, it makes decorating and cleanup a much smoother process.
Let the venue you choose help dictate the direction of the décor, as well. For instance, if you pick a rustic venue, like Texas Old Town, why not play up that theme by creating a woodsy winter wonderland, complete with a smores station, fresh cut Christmas trees, and other camp-inspired decorations, like Buffalo plaid blankets in lieu of tablecloths, and lanterns, pinecones and Thermoses filled with fresh flowers or tree cuttings for centerpieces.
If you only have one opportunity to get friends and family together, don’t be afraid to celebrate Christmas and the New Year at the same time! Gift exchanges are always fun, regardless of whether they fall before or after Christmas, and it’s never too early to toast to the New Year. You could even have guests write down resolutions, or share favorite moments from 2016, as a way of helping to ring in the coming year, even if you need to celebrate early to squeeze the party into your schedule.