5 Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday Party: A Guide to Hosting an Incredible Holiday Party

In today’s day and party age, hosting a holiday party has become synonymous with stress. From decorating your home to ensuring everyone is comfortable to... Read More

In today’s day and party age, hosting a holiday party has become synonymous with stress.

From decorating your home to ensuring everyone is comfortable to simply putting a meal together, volunteering to host for the holidays is enough to make any host or hostess a little frazzled.

What if, this year, holiday hosting could be a little more relaxed? What if you hosted a holiday party that you could enjoy?

Read on for 5 tips for a stress-free holiday party.

1. Get the word out quickly.

Whether you choose to send out traditional invitations, a Facebook event invite, or even a quick text message, never discount being early to invite your guests to the celebration.

We all know how quickly our calendars fill up during the holidays, so you want to ensure you get your holiday party on your guests’ minds and schedules as soon as possible.

2. Pick a theme.

WIth Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and other winter holidays coming up, there are plenty of reasons to have a festive party. Depending on the occasion, you may likely have a theme already, or you can choose to be even more specific.

Themes can help make an event feel even more fun, creative, and unique. For Thanksgiving, it might be Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice or Friendsgiving; while December parties might be Ugly Sweater Party, White Christmas, or Festival of Lights.

3. Plan wisely.

Before you go out and buy a ton of party supplies, decorations, and food, consider what you already have to work with. Do you already have decor from last year you could use? Stick to simple decorations that make a big impact.

Then, plan wisely with food and drinks. The last thing you want during your party is to run out of food, so it’s wise to overestimate slightly to make sure all your guests are well-fed. Make your life easier by prepping as much as possible in the day or days leading up to the party, so you’re not stuck in the kitchen all day.

4. Accept help.

If friends or family offer to help with the party preparations, accept when it makes sense for you. This may mean accepting help in the kitchen with cooking or even catering the event so you don’t have to cook at all!

Accept help for cleaning up so that you can enjoy the party and mingle too.

5. Stick to your schedule.

From getting organized and cooking for the party to having a general timeline for when food will be served, you’ll be able to stress less and enjoy more when there’s a schedule.


Your holiday party doesn’t need to be full of stress this year; follow these five tips to help your event go off without a hitch. 

And for help with party rentals in New England, give us a call at Sperry Tents Seacoast!


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