Make this Christmas holiday extra special with a wonderful Christmas Party. Browse through our guide to Christmas Party Tips and Ideas and have a blast this Christmas. Let’s take a look at our 5 tips.
#1 – Making a Christmas Party Special
Bring in the essence and festive spirit of Christmas in your party. Make your house, table, and food convey the feeling you’re after. Having a decorated Christmas Tree is a must at the Christmas themed party. You can also stick a statue or poster picture of Santa Claus.
#2 – Making the House Look Special on Christmas
If you are going for a formal Christmas party, make your settings simple and elegant. For example, simple flower arrangements, an elegant table setting and some light Christmas music in the background will help create the perfect ambiance for your party.
Welcome your party guests with a combination of fragrance and beauty. Set out potpourri, fresh greens, and other fragrant items to give the whole house a special scent.
Background music will help set the mood of a Christmas party, too. Select the type of music that best fits your theme, but be sure to keep it low so guests can chat easily over the sound.
Christmas Candles also give a festive feel but keep them at a safe distance.
#3 – Making the Christmas Table Look Special
Table settings can range from sophisticated to a subtle down to earth look. Both styles can work equally well. How you top your table depends on the occasion and what you like.
When it comes to table coverings, let your creativity run wild — just about anything goes. For formal party occasions, think about fine linen, lace, or elegant table spreads. At informal get-togethers, turn to placemats, holiday runners, large print handkerchiefs, etc.
There are hardly any hard and fast rules about party centerpieces. You can use everything from a beautiful floral arrangement to a simple collection of greenery. A favorite glass dish filled with Christmas ornaments or fruit may work perfectly. For sit-down Christmas dinners, keep centerpieces low so that guests can see each other easily.
Be resourceful with cutlery, too. Mix and match patterns. Select cutlery with festive designs and patterns. It will put the Christmas spirit in the air. When artfully mixed, it will create more intrigue than perfectly matched sets. Also, take another look at your everyday objects. Large bowls, baskets, and other household items work well as serving pieces.
#4 – Making The Food Look Special for your Christmas Party
To lend pizzazz to your Christmas party, blend your food with the party theme. Follow these simple hints and your dishes will be as eye-catching as they are delicious.
Add sparkle to foods with easy garnishes. Make sure the garnishes contrast in color and texture with the Christmas Food. Christmas colors can be used if it blends with the taste buds. They should enhance the dishes, not overpower them. Orange or lemon slices, sprouts, fresh cherries, small clusters of grapes, thin slices of carrot, sliced green onions, toasted nuts or coconut, grated chocolate, and dollops of mayonnaise, sour cream, or whipped cream all work well as quick attractive garnishes.
When serving buffet-style for your Christmas party, remember large trays of food can look messy and unappealing once they begin to empty. Use several smaller plates or trays rather than a large one, so that half-empty plates can easily be replaced with full ones.
Shape the food in a mound and decorate it. Foods also look larger and more striking when framed in a complete ring. For example, surround a cheese ball with a circle of crackers or colorful vegetables.
#5 – Making Your Guests Feel Special
Hospitality is the most important thing in a good Christmas party. A cheerful welcome at the door will put guests in the right mood and let them know how much you value them this Christmas. Introductions, when necessary, also will help your guests feel more at ease. Finally, spend as much time as you can with each of your guests. There’s no better way to ensure each one has a good time.