December is here and in another few weeks it will be Christmas. Of course, with the season comes parties. If you are planning to throw an Xmas house party, then it’s time you start making plans. Here are a few suggestions to ensure that you host a perfect Xmas party for your friends and dear ones.
Fix the date: That’s the first thing that needs to be done. With so many events happening around the time of Xmas, it’s usually a busy time for most people. So, quickly make your guest list, create a chat group and ask them for preferred dates. Of course, you may not be able to please everyone, but go with the date majority of them choose.
Shopping: Yes, the most important thing is shopping for all the stuff you need for the party. You’ve got to decide everything from the decor to the games, to the menu before you dash to the supermarket. Make a list of things you need to buy. Check the local markets for Christmas stuff. You will get things cheap. In Chennai, check out places like Parry’s, Ethiraj Salai and T Nagar.
And the menu: You cannot afford to go wrong with this one. Check the preferences of your guests. However, choose easy recipes that can be prepared early, and served cold, or simply just reheated. Welcome the guests with a drink, then festive classics like cookies and cakes, and some savouries before serving them the main course.
Dress up: Of course, it should be an Xmas-themed-party. So, nothing better than all the guests coming in Xmas colours like red, green and gold. However, if you are the host you must remember that you wear something that you’re comfortable with, while sticking to the colour code because you will have to do a lot of running around to get those last-minute things done.
Make some noise: That’s the whole idea of throwing a party. Get the playlist ready. Ensure that you have a mix of classic Xmas tunes and a few modern ones. Or the best would be to get someone to play the guitar live, so that even the guests can sing their hearts out if they want to. Organise some games. And why not have a movie marathon if you are organising the party on a weekend? Keep a few Xmas movies ready. No doubt, a few like Home Alone, Love Actually and Elf will make you feel nostalgic.