The Holiday Season is already here! By now many of you nay have already decorated you homes, spaces, offices, etc. with those sparkling decorations that once a year bring the child alive for most of us.
Is during this time of the year that many become really stress with the thought of having to do too much shopping and attending too many events.
The most important thing to remember during this time is to share time with loved ones and friends and what are the true priorities in life.
However, since parties and get together are an essential part of this season, following are some tips that can help you keep your sanity throughout the holidays and allow you to enjoy yourself.
Holiday Parties Tips:
1. Keep it simple: sometimes we want our festivity to be the talk of the town; However, most of the time our guest will feel more comfortable and will appreciate a well thought of simple ambiance than an over the top event that may be a cause of stress for everyone involved.
2. Be creative: make your events potluck style (to provide relieve and enjoyment to the host), semi-homemade, store bought (if you are not the best cook in the world), or if the budget allows, hire a professional.
3. Take time to prepare: anything you can do in advance make sure you do. Food can be prep in advance and then just heat up or bake right before the party, if you have a signature drink (very in style right now), you can make pitchers in advance and chill them so it will be nice and cold and ready to pour during the festivities.
4. Have fun: if your party is stressing you out, then perhaps you should not have it. The idea of having an event is to be able to enjoy. DON'T FORGET TO ASK FOR HELP AND DELEGATE!!! You don't have to do everything yourself or be alone during the prep time. Call upon your family members, roommates, or friends and make it another fun time out of prep time.
I hope this tips help and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me at anytime.
I have also attached some pictures from this year's Thanksgiving gathering, hope they provide ideas for your own event.
Happy Parties! :)