7 Ways to Make Your Next Holiday Party Unforgettable

The holiday season is a great time of year for a party. While any party can take a considerable amount of planning, it can sometimes feel like holiday parties add on extra pressure. Here are a few tips to make your holidays a little less stressful, and a lot more fun.

1. Invite People Early

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The holidays are popular times to host parties. You may want to send out your invites early so that people can get you on their calendar. Normally sending an invite three to four weeks ahead of time is fine, but for holiday parties we recommend sending them five to six weeks ahead of time.  

2. Tips for Your Guest List

Holiday parties can be a great time to bring different groups of people together. If you are going to invite people from different parts of your life,  keep in mind that they might need a push to interact. Plan some sort of ice breaker or fun activity - maybe some entertainment or a photo booth. To make sure your different friend groups gel nicely, invite more than one person from each group so everyone has a buddy.

3. Pick a Color Scheme

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Holiday parties are easy to over decorate. While it’s fun to transform a room into a winter wonderland doing too much can make guests overwhelmed. Try pick two or three colors to base your party decor around. Try a winter wonderland with white and silver or classic Christmas with red and green. A Bliss favorite is a classy Christmas with white and gold and a little black mixed in to help with colors pop.

4. Balance Classy and Festive

Your color scheme and the overall vibe of the party go hand-in-hand. It’s easy to think that if you’re throwing a classy soiree, you can’t incorporate the festive side of the holiday you’re celebrating. Bring guests back to their childhood by serving DIY sugar cookies or playing carols. Amp up the festivity by adding a photo booth with plenty of themed props. You can throw a beautiful party while still showing your guests a good time.

5. Planning Your Food

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Another great way to add festivity to your party is through the food you serve. Consider your favorite flavors during Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s, etc., and incorporate them into heavy appetizers and desserts that your guests can enjoy while mingling. Peruse Pinterest, call a caterer, or hire a personal chef for the evening. Delicious food is a staple at any party, but it doesn’t have to break the bank.  

6. Live Entertainment

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Whether it’s music, close up magic, or hiring Santa Claus live entertainment can be a great way to make your party memorable.

7. Party Favors

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Having small gifts for people can be a nice way to end the evening. It can be something as simple as small bags of holiday candy or maybe personalized mugs with homemade hot cocoa mix in them. Whatever you do it will end your party on a high note and give your guests a way to remember the great time they had.

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Ivy Estenson