Let’s get one thing out in the open. Everyone loves a great party, but there’s something extra-special about get-togethers around the holidays. If you want to share your holiday spirit with others, you may want to consider hosting a holiday party at home.
While you may think that throwing a holiday party sounds like a good idea, it can often become overwhelming if you don’t know what to expect. Fortunately, it doesn’t have have to be! Instead, it’s as simple as becoming familiar with some holiday party ideas and putting them to work for you. Following these tips can help eliminate some of the stress that comes with planning a holiday party.
1. Plan Ahead and Make a List
In many cases, a person’s social calendar fills up quickly around the holidays. To make sure your invitees will be able to attend your party, plan your event well in advance and send out your invitations early. Once you have a date set, make a list of all the things you’ll need to do to and purchase as well as a timeline for getting them done in order to make your event a success.
2. Create a Budget and Commit to Sticking to It
All too often, hosts try to do too much, and the result is that they end up exceeding their budget. From the moment you decide to host a holiday party at your home, commit to adhering to the budget you made for the event. Remember that your guests will be more interested in enjoying your company during your party rather than being wowed by expensive decorations or costly dishes.
3. Involve Others
There’s no reason for you to do all the party preparations on your own. You can enlist your family members to help and delegate select tasks to each one.
Alternatively, you can take a broader collaborative approach to your upcoming affair and ask your invitees to participate in the party’s execution. You can ask each guest to bring a dish, for example. Doing this will make your party somewhat akin to a potluck everyone can participate in. It will also help limit the amount of money you spend on food.
4. Cook in Advance
You don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen during your party when you could be mingling with your guests instead. To avoid being a captive to your stove, prepare as much food as you can before your party. Dips, soups, stews, salads, quiches, pies, and cakes are all examples of things you can make ahead of time.
Have a Holiday Get-Together at Chisholm’s Beef & Ale House
While hosting a holiday party at home can be stressful even when you employ some actionable tips, you can alleviate that stress by throwing a holiday party at another location rather than at your place.
Boasting a relaxed, comfortable environment that’s ideal for socializing as well as private dining rooms, Chisholm’s Beef & Ale House is a great place to gather for a hearty holiday meal with your friends and family members. Whether you want to eat in the dining room or you’d prefer to book a private room for a larger or more intimate group of guests, our beef house is a festive place to host a holiday get-together and make lasting memories with your friends, family members, or coworkers.
Give us a call at 316-945-1966 or reserve space online to celebrate the holidays at Chisholm’s now!