For as long as I can remember, Christmas has been a time of fun, celebration and good food, served with a side of spicing and rumillation. My grandmother was a fainthearted person when it came to Christmas, going to as many as five or six parties per Christmas, taking along a host of friends, buying lots and lots of gifts, and preparing an enormous amount of food. You may be hard-pressed to work out why, but the secret is: to have fun.
Remembering to have fun at Christmas parties is almost an impossible task, which is why we have put together some ideas that will make sure that you are able to have fun, every time.
Our first tip is to remember that there are actually a lot of different types of parties at Christmas, so you need to spend some time getting the feel of what the rest of the events are all about.amination dress code: It’s generally a good idea to wear a suit and tie rather than a dress and go along with the theme of the party. Also, be sure to brush up on your etiquette to ensure that you are able to handle any surprise guests well.
Our next tip is also fairly self-explanatory. If you are going to have a themed party, it is important to get the details right so that there is nothing left to do once the guests have left.
If you are planning to invite guests on your Christmas party, it is important to send out invitations at least two weeks before the event. It is always a good idea to send out the invitations 2 months before the event. It will make it easier for people to arrival at the party unannounced. If you want to make sure that you are able to have guests at the party, make sure to tell them in advance. It is always a good idea to give them a RSVP reward or call them days before the event to check on their availability.
You will also want to think about the music for your party. It always helps to have some background music to drown out any awkward silences that may or may not crop up. While it is possible to put some music on without Digital DJ’d turntables, it is recommended that you have something more than just that to provide the music for your party. You may also be able to get away with just a DJ or two, but there is never a good decision to make a house at your event. Get recommendations from friends who are already party planners or look for reviews online. You can also ask producers of party music to help you with your selection.
Once you have chosen the music and the theme for your event, it is important to let your guests know in advance where the dinner will be. Have basic ideas of how many dishes there will be and what percentage of each dish should be covered with sauces. This will ensure that your guests get the satisfaction of the dishes, with the portions relatively small, and without having to worry about the chef’s knife.
Once the theme is finally established, everything needs to come together. Decide where the dinner will be held, and then decide on the final menu. Most of this depends on the amount of people that will be attending, as well as the final physical preparations that must be made before the food arrives. Once again, hiring a catering company will assist you in this part. A good catering company can also be helpful with meal preparation, serving, and cleanup services.
The meal selection is probably the most important part of the party. If you are planning something for your guests, make sure they know what time to expect the meal. Provide them with a list of the foods that need to be prepared, and let them help cutting these foods in accordance with the different specified food diets.
It is also important to send out formal invitations to guests. This requires a lot of thought and consideration. To avoid any avoidable mistakes, do your research and advance booking requests. By knowing the expected dietary requirements of your guests, you can make sure that you adhere to your food budget. It is also wise to hire a professional caterer, as personal chefs can create their own special recipes suited to their clients’ special needs.
Lets not forget the most important part of any dinner party; the food! Inevitably, the food must look amazing and taste amazing. To achieve this ideal, you need to hire a professional catering agency. Again, they can assist you with your desired look, as well as adding touches of elegance that flatter the event. Selecting your colours and motifs with the use of white tablecloths and white linens are very important.
Of course, to achieve a timely brunch, nothing beats a licensed open-air chef.