(NAPSI) - There's no place like home for a holiday party. Especially when the party runs well. This year, when planning your holiday get-together, follow these few simple tips, and your holiday event should be as unique and fun as the people attending.
Plan, Plan, Plan. Thinking ahead will help ensure that your party is a holiday hit and save you
the trouble of last minute shopping.
Plan ahead. Create a checklist with everything you may need for the party. Make sure that
you have ice, napkins, table covers, plates, cutlery, confetti, balloons and favors.
Be sure to buy decorations well in advance if your party has a popular theme.
Plan activities. Have a number of different games and activities in mind for the party, but
remain flexible and open to ideas of other party goers.
Plan a guest list early. The earlier a guest list is prepared, the sooner invitations can be mailed.
Holidays are often a very busy time for people. Be sure to send out invitations well in
Variation. Have a variety of food and drinks available to your guests. Serve hot and cold food
and be sure both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available.
Relax. It's your party, have fun if you want to. The reason for all of the pre-party planning is
that it will provide you with enough time at the party to enjoy your guests. A party that's well
planned will be fun for everyone, even the host.
A spokesperson for Schweppes mixers and ales suggests serving drinks that are refreshing and
that look as good as they taste. Drinks with lots of bubbles have a lively, festive look to them.