December is all about the festivities. First of all, we get to make our Best of 2019 lists, we choose things that we’ll tell other people we want as Christmas presents, we go in search of the best Xmas presents for our loved ones, and finally, we organize and look forward to some of the most anticipated Xmas parties of the season.
So, it is safe to say that December is a bit of a handful, but a festive handful, if we may. Anyhow, if you are the one to organize and throw a Xmas party this year and you do not have a clear idea on what to do and where to turn your organizational skills, you’ve come at the right place as we will tell you exactly how to throw the most memorable party for Xmas ever.
Make it atmospheric
Always bear in mind that the decoration of the venue is actually the thing that will make your party the most Christmasy ever or just an ordinary get-together (which is not the thing you want). So, regardless of the place that you will choose as the venue of the party (which we will talk about a bit down), you need to invest a bit in the decoration of the actual place. Logically, you can opt for some of the most original and the best DIY ornaments and decorations, but these will take a lot of time and since you need plenty of decorations, it might not be the best option unless you have Santa’s elves helping you out. The Xmas tree and the lights are number 1 priorities for the Christmas party, so do not try to cut costs on them.
Speaking of the venue…
You can play this is many different ways. First of all, the venue of the Christmas party will depend on the number of people that you will invite. If you have a nice house and you have no problem making it the venue of your party, you can invite all the people into your living room that will be turned into a magical Christmasy space. But, if you plan on inviting plenty of people and you simply do not want them walking around your home (which is completely logical), you can book a small place just for the party – either a pub or something similar. Small pubs that are not extremely popular might be amazing options as you will have the chance of renting them at a reasonable price and they will not be booked for the date you want.
Christmas wining and dining
Apart from the decoration that will make your Christmas party unique, original, and magical, you also need to think about the buffet and the bar. As far as the first is concerned, Xmas might be the right time to try something new and to incorporate food that is spectacular and interesting. So, say goodbye to the regular finger food that you can order any other day, and think of new and interesting bites such as meals featuring cocktail shrimps, kiwi, and avocado, or sweets that include walnuts and orange. If you’re from Sydney, you can turn to great companies such as Nicholas Catering for help, or if you are from another part of the world, you can use it as an inspiration and then find a company that can make this for you. The bar, on the other hand, should be classy and elegant, so make sure you have champagne, white and red wine, whiskey or gin on the table.
Finally, let’s talk about the entertainment that you are going to provide and the music that you are going to play at the party. Going with the classic Xmas songs such as anything Frank Sinatra, or something modern like the must-play All I Want for Xmas is You or Kylie Minogue’s Santa Baby is a great thing for the beginning of the party while everyone’s getting tipsy. After that, you might turn to the biggest hits of 2019 and bid farewell to this year with style. Other things you want to incorporate are interesting photographs, so if your budget allows you, rent a photo booth and see your guests make the craziest photos. It is very important to know that one of these things will make your party stand out, which is exactly what you need. You can also book a Santa to be there just for fun!
It might be him all Mariah Carey wants for Christmas, but she would definitely want a party like the one we’ve just created in this article. Not only Mariah, but this would also be an amazing Christmas party for any celebrity. So, take your time, plan everything in great detail, do not cut costs on decorations, and do it with love. If a Xmas party is thrown with love, it will be a memorable one!