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November 2019

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How to throw a holiday party everyone will enjoy


(NC) The holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be stressful. When you’re entertaining you want to make sure your guests have the best time possible. Here are some tips and tricks to ensure everyone will have great time – host included:

  1. Prepare, prepare and prepare: The key to being the host or hostess with the mostest is getting all the food and drinks ready in advance, so that you don’t miss a beat. Get the whole family to help – especially in the kitchen. Have someone chop vegetables, set dishes and present the food in a fashionable way. Also, consider doing a dress rehearsal so everyone knows their role at the party - who will take coats, who will refill the food stations. Having roles will help the event run smoothly.  
  2. Pick a theme: From winter wonderland to candy canes galore, your décor should reflect your theme and showcase your creativity. Picking a theme will ensure the vibe of your party is clear, warm and inviting. For example, if you want a holiday vibe with a modern twist you can pick your focus colours and balance it out with some neutrals, such as white and silver. This is also a great opportunity to your kids exercise their creative side. Turn decorating your home into a fun activity by having kids make décor and help build a playlist.
  3. Get the family groomed: A group trip to the hairdresser is never a bad idea before hosting a party. Don’t forget your furry friend by pre-booking a grooming appointment with a pet stylist at your local PetSmart. A quick trim will have everyone looking and feeling their best and ready to host.

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