Ohh the holidays! What joy, what fun, what stress. Yes, the holidays are great and grand, but the holidays are also all about entertaining. So, we know you have a holiday party coming up, and finding out what needs to get done can be pretty overwhelming, from trying to find a caterer, great decorations and of course, the perfect outfit. We know that you have a lot on your plate so we came up with our top tips to help you sleigh your holiday party, effortlessly.
Tip # 1 : Find The Right Outfit
Believe it or not, your outfit is very important. A part of being the hostess with the mostest, is dressing the part. Your goal is to look put together, but also be very comfortable so you can dance all night long with your friends and family. We suggest something sparkly, which calls great attention to you. Something reminiscent of a shift dress or a dress with a cinched waist would look great on all body types. We also suggest red as a good color for your event, since it’s the color of the season. A shape hugging knee-length dress or a strappy v-cut number will do the job.
Tip #2: Serve Some Good Drinks
Every good party needs drinks! This is of course if you’re over 21 kids. Now I love this time of year because you can get super creative with the drinks you make. When entertaining, you can play on differing flavors and types of alcohol. For the friends who like the tangy and sweet drinks, jingle juice is a good option to make. For those who like the more minty fresh options, peppermint
Tip #3: Serve Some Hors d’oeuvres
Now what’s a party without food? The holidays are a time to eat, eat, eat. We recommend small plates to keep your party cocktail-esque. Heavy hors d’oeuvres like chicken skewers or crostini with butternut squash will go well with the cocktails, and keep people from getting overstuffed. You can get your small plates catered by catering companies on Styckie. The great thing about that is you can pick vendors in your area.
Tip #4: Play Good Music
Everyone loves to dance, especially when there is great music playing. Since it’s the holidays, you can crank up the holiday tunes or play some party classics like the Electric Slide or Micheal Jackson’s top hits. A good idea would be to get a DJ so you don’t need to bother yourself with having to change the music every 5 minutes. You can select songs that you’d like him/her to play (and not play).
Tip #5: Have Fun! (duh!)
The point of throwing a party is to have fun with your family and friends, and enjoy yourself! So let loose, have a drink or two, and groove to the beat of your own drum 😉 Happy Holidays!