The holidays are officially here, which means we all will have lots of events and parties, especially as we get closer to the end of the year. The hectic nature of the holidays can add stress to anyone, but this season of love and joy should be filled with celebrations and goodwill, not anxiety.
Do you want to host a holiday party this year? We’ve got the top tips and hacks to make it a smooth and stress-free process!
Don’t Forget the Invites
One way you can make your holiday party feel special is by sending invitations, whether in the mail or via email. Punchbowl has some great ideas for beautiful online invites that will make your party stand out.
Create the Atmosphere
Holiday parties are a cozy affair, especially since winter is colder and darker than other seasons. Real Simple suggests creating the right mood by turning off the overhead lights and using lamps and candles. The warm glow is both comfy and with highlight your decorations.
Make a List
Santa is on to something with making a list and checking it twice. One crucial way to de-stress your holiday party planning is by creating a list and following through. Martha Stewart has some great tips on creating a useful list and schedule to help you manage hosting duties.
Planning on a Budget
A holiday party doesn’t – and shouldn’t – break the bank. Financial guru Dave Ramsey recommends setting a realistic budget early on and sticking to it. One way to minimize the stress of the holidays is not to overspend or splurge on everything. Your guests want to spend time together, so keep the event manageable.
At Abberly Chase, we believe it’s how you live that matters. That’s why we try to share resources and ideas to help you enjoy life to the fullest, especially during the holiday season. Happy Holidays!