The holidays are right around the corner, which means many families are preparing for parties for their loved ones. This can be especially stressful if you’re left in charge of planning, one reason we’ve compiled a list of holiday party tips. From preparing food to creating ambiance, there are a few easy things you can do to create a truly memorable holiday experience.
Make Easy-To-Eat Snacks
Food and drinks can make or break any party, though that doesn’t mean you have to serve overly complicated dishes. Finger food is often a winner, as it usually takes less time, requires no utensils, and ultimately, makes it easier to clean up once the guests go home. Try crab and chive puffs, cheese balls and crackers, ham and biscuits, and holiday cookies for dessert.
Set The Mood
Nothing can be more awkward than silence at a holiday party, so start by putting on some classic tunes — though don’t be afraid to mix it up by including modern favorites as well. Lighting a few candles can also create atmosphere, particularly when you choose scents that smell like apples, cinnamon, nutmeg, or pine.
Be Smart Behind The Scenes
First, consider getting a coatrack so your guests don’t have to pile coats on a bed. Second, soak dishes in a tub of soapy water so you don’t have to miss the party to scrub plates clean. Finally, crack a window for some fresh air — when more people arrive, it’ll get warmer.
At Carl Hogan Automotive, we’re excited to ring in the holidays with our local community.