One of the nicest ways to celebrate the holiday season is to gather up all of your friends and family for a party at your home. It’s a wonderfully intimate and relaxed way for people to spend time together….unless you get overwhelmed by hosting and don’t get to enjoy your own bash! Here are a few of our tips on how to relax and wow your guests. Check out all of our outfit ideas on what to wear while hosting and attending any kind of holiday bash in our lookbook, “Presenting: Party Perfect.”
Setting up a buffet is one great way to free yourself up for the night. Instead of constantly being stuck in the kitchen, you can put out an array from finger foods to mains at the beginning of the night. Ditto for a bar cart—letting your guests mix their own drinks not only ensures they are getting what they want, but also frees you up from being the bartender.
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Make sure to invite a mix of old friends and new friends so that there is an opportunity for both catch-up conversation and unexpected sparks. Think about who you really want to chat with each other in advance so you can make introductions early on in the evening.
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If you don’t already have decorations stockpiled, don’t spend your party budget on them. A few key metallic accents and natural touches like spruce or holly branches add just the right amount of festive cheer.
Make merry with your guests! Your friends and family are there for your, not to judge your hosting skills, so get out there and have a good time!
Need a new outfit for a holiday party? Check out our “Presenting: Party Perfect” Lookbook.
Julian Taylor Skater Dress in Red with Keyhole (coming soon to Gwynnie Bee)