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5 Tips for Planning a Holiday Party

November 10, 2018

 

During the holiday season, we often make time to spend with our closest family and friends. Whether you're planning your yearly holiday gathering or you're starting a new tradition, there are a few tricks that can help you create the party of the year.

 

Here are our top 5 tips to help you prepare for your next holiday gathering.

 

1.        Choose a Date that Works
Whether you have 5 guests or 20, it's important you choose a date that works for a majority of the guests. Avoid the week of a holiday or the weekend before because guests tend to travel to visit their families and friends. Also, be sure to send out invites early. The sooner you tell your guests when you plan on celebrating, the more likely they can join.

2.        Find a Venue
Once you have your guest list set, it's time to search for a venue. Both budget and size can play a factor. Smaller parties can be hosted in yours or your friends home, while larger groups may enjoy a rustic inn or a lively bar. Before settling on a location, ask the venue if they offer tables and chairs, lighting, and any other qualities you're looking for.

3.        Decorate for the Holidays
Less is more! Don't get carried away with extravagant details, especially if you'll never use the decorations again. Scented candles reminiscent of the holiday, pieces of fir, pine, and holly, and splashes of your favorite holiday colors are enough to make your party the talk of the town.

4.       Build Your Playlist
You can't have a party without music. Working with a professional DJ can bring your holiday gathering to the next level. Not only do professional DJs help ensure your guests are having a good time, they can customize a playlist, and host party games to keep everyone engaged.

5.        Choose Your Food Style
Food is a crowd pleaser, so it's best not to skimp. However, if you're looking to cut costs, the holidays are the perfect time to host a pot luck style event. Asks your friends and family to bring their favorite dishes while you prepare the main entree, or avoid the fuss and the mess by hiring a caterer.

The holiday season gives you the perfect reason to celebrate. Embrace the festivities and plan the greatest party of the year with the help of Creative Entertainment Orlando. Contact us today to learn more about our DJ, lighting, and photo booth services.

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