Hosting a Christmas party

Hosting your first Christmas party can be a stressful; leaving out something or forgetting to switch the oven on hours before guests arrive can happen. Nothing can go wrong if you have created a list of things that need to get done. But first decide what kind of dinner you’re going for – will it be something casual or more cocktail party-like? Or perhaps you’re choosing the easy buffet style as it makes the Christmas parties simple and effective.

Decide on your guest list

After careful consideration, determine the important factors such as the  date, time, guest list, and menu. When you have these out of the way, you can start with the heavy lifting – cooking (or buying dishes from your local deli). Call up your guests or send them an invite via social media, but no matter how you go about it. Get it done. Book in your guests before they get invited elsewhere.

The menu

The menu is the one part of the lunch that everyone will remember. People love good food, but what they love even more is the presentation of the food. Food presentation is like a bond repayment calculator – it looks good in theory, but getting down to the nitty gritty can get tricky.  If you’re having a dinner party, use one of these easy menus, or pick and choose which recipes you want to use and create your special holiday menu. You know your friends and family, so it can’t be hard on deciding what everyone will like. Choose appetizers that are quick to serve and go well together. To get it all over and done with, use recipes that can be prepared in advance.

Decorations galore

Now for the fun part. Put up the decorations and let them suit the theme you are going for. Bring in a variety of greens, reds, golds and whites into you theme to set the tone of the Christmas spirit. Don’t over do your table as the food still need to be plated on the table. Consider using small accent pieces that spaciously fit on your table. No matter what you decide to do, it will be a success.If the food is good, the rest will follow. Also keep in mind that it’s the time of the year where friends and family get to spend time together. The decor and food come after friends and family.

 

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