With the months starting to grow colder, the holiday season is right around the corner. Despite how sleep-inducing the weather is, this time is when activity is slowly picking up. Because the closer the holidays get, the more exciting it is, especially for avid fans of the season. And Christmas is one of the most hyped holidays during the last months of the year.
Since it’s the holiday for giving, Christmas calls for loved ones to gather and have a fantastic time exchanging gifts and food with each other. But aside from thinking of a creative Christmas gift for everyone you know, the holiday is an excellent opportunity to nurture your bonds by spending time together. Having a party is an excellent way to bring the Christmas spirit to life.
Considering how stressful everyday life has been for almost everyone, a Christmas party would be the perfect time to let loose and unwind, especially when surrounded by people you care about. Therefore, if it’s been a while since you and your girls met up and hung out, throw the best party all of you will remember. However, that might be too much pressure on you. Therefore, here are some tips to help you get started:
Decide On A Theme
What makes Christmas parties one of the highlights of the holiday season is their spontaneity. Since the only goal here is to have fun, everyone can pitch in over what kind of party they’d like—or you probably want to make it a surprise. But be that as it may, ensure that your surprise Christmas party still meshes well with your friends’ preferences. After all, it’s almost impossible to enjoy a vacation with friends if most don’t agree with the arrangement.
Although you can always go off what their likes are, there are many Christmas party ideas you could borrow. It can be an ugly sweater party where everyone has to wear a hilariously ‘ugly’ Christmas sweater the entire time. For friend groups mostly consisting of ‘wine connoisseurs,’ consider having a Christmas cocktail party to get that warm buzz. For those who are fond of arts and crafts, a gift-wrapping party would be perfect for letting those creative juices go as everyone catches up with one another.
Set The Date
Once you’ve decided on a theme, consider the best time for your girls to have a party. Even though this is meant to be a time to forget their worries for a while, everyone has their respective lives. Whether they’re working during the holiday season or only using their break for some well-deserved ‘me time,’ disregarding their schedule by forcing the party date on them will be annoying.
Choose the best time when everyone’s available. Roughly, different kinds of people follow a schedule that’s normal for their category. For example, most students are free during the holiday season unless they have part-time jobs or other appointments to worry about. Ensure that everyone is present when discussing the date. That way, there won’t be any schedule conflicts, and you can enjoy the party without any concerns lingering at the back of your mind.
Pick A Venue
A party can’t happen without a designated place in mind. After all, the location is where everyone will be arriving. Because of its importance, choosing the right venue might be tricky. However, to make things easier, use the volume of your partygoers as a reference.
Since the only ones coming are you and your girls, that should help narrow down your list. But that depends on how many of your girls are invited. For social butterflies who make friends as easily as they breathe, consider looking for a venue that’s big enough to fit everyone. But if your group is relatively small, your house is a decent option—not to mention extremely convenient for everyone since they probably know where you live.
Place A Budget
As fun as it is to go all-out on your Christmas party, preparing one costs money. Be mindful of how much you’ve allocated to preparing the party. Granted, that might sound like a party pooper’s mindset. However, splurging excessively on gourmet food and lavish decorations only to impress your girls isn’t wise, either.
Be strict with the budget you’ve set. Budget decisively while ensuring everyone’s needs are met at the party. Girls deserve to be spoiled once in a while and what they need might be something as simple as a Christmas party where everyone has fun playing games. Once you’ve purchased everything you need for the party, only then can you have enough room to buy what you want, like gifts or something extra to spice up the party.
The holiday season is an opportunity to let loose and have fun. And having a Christmas party with your loved ones will keep the spirit of the holiday season alive and strong. However, planning one might be tough, especially if it’s your first time. Hopefully, these tips can help turn your party into an unforgettable one for you and your girls.