How to plan the perfect Christmas party

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Are you going to be throwing a Christmas party this year? With some planning, this years party will be the event of the year! Here are some tips to get you started:

Choose a date

Let's face it. It is the time of year when people are the bizzyest. The earlier you book the party into peoples schedule, the less likely it is to crash with other plans.

How many?

Get a rough idea of how many people you have room for. It is no fun having invited too many people and then finding out you are lacking cutlery, plates, chairs and room at the table.

Make a guest list

There are many good tools for you to use when making a guest list and sending invites, for example Spond. It gives you control over who you want to invite, and who has accepted your invitation.

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Plan your menu

If you are making the food yourself, have a trial before the party, to make sure everything goes smoothly. Remember to ask about food allergies or other dietary requirements.

Getting everyone some Christmas spirit

A great way to set the mood the minute the guest steps through the mood is to serve them a festive drink. It is also important to make the welcome drink look festive too. You can for example serve them with a candy cane or a cinnamon stick to make it extra special.

Make some noise

It is easy to forget to put some music on when you are in the middle of making food and greeting guests, but it is vital. The music instantly sets the mood of the party and makes your guests relax. Make a playlist ahead of time. A party also require different music at different times. If you have a sit down dinner, it is better with some quiet ambient music, but later on you will maybe need some more up beat music.

Adding some sparkle

How about booking some entertainment? There are plenty to choose from such as magicians, cocktail flaring, caricaturists and comedians. Or how about some fireworks? Having a singalong to Christmas songs or having Santa come and deliver gifts is also an option. Do something your guests will remember and don't forget to take pictures. To make your guests feel special you could also put together some goodiebags.