First, where will this celebration be held? The size of the party location is very important and will determine the next big detail: the number of guests to invite to the fun xmas celebration. If it is a large place with plenty of parking, having a huge party with dozens of guests will be a breeze. depending on budget, of course. Budget should be the next element to be decided in the celebration. The holidays are expensive and can cause enough of a budget crunch when just buying presents. Deciding how much money to spend and incorporating it into the party plannning is vital. There are many costs to consider when planning a party: food, beverages, supplies, gifts [if necessary], invitation costs, decorations, and if there are any expenses of renting the location or if it will be professionally catered. The bustle of the holidays might make catering a necessity and help prevent undue stress. The costs of a catering company can be worthwhile if it means that the host will enjoy their own party more. Catering is a good idea if the party will be a large event and hosting many people. Otherwise, and if there are people willing to help out the host, preparing the food as a group can make a fun xmas celebration even more memorable for those involved. A group gathering in the kitchen prior to the party and sharing in preparation can add to the warmth of the holiday season and make for good memories.
There are things that should be carefully considered when inviting guests. One, in addition to how many, is the likelihood that there will be competing parties during the holiday season. If you want a huge turnout, try to pick a day that most guests will be able to accommodate. Let guests know well in advance of party plans so they can plan accordingly. Follow up on any special needs that guests might have, such as a restricted diet, and make note of these things when planning. If you decide to serve alcoholic beverages, make sure that there are alternate plans for guests to get home safely. It is appropriate and necessary to inform all guests of serving alcohol as some people do not like to attend parties where alcohol is being served and might become offended. As far as offense is concerned, try to be sensitive to different religious affiliations of guests and either accommodate everyone or just make the party a generalized holiday theme to accommodate everybody. Also, allow for each guest to bring a guest with them and plan this into your total number of guests.
Approximately a month to six weeks prior to your fun xmas celebration, you should mail out invitations with party information [including if alcohol will be served and what the party theme will be] and an expected RSVP date. Follow up on your guest list about two weeks prior to the party and get a final number of guests. Confirm any building reservations and catering reservations that might be made. Planning the menu and the party in great detail at this time is important, as is recruiting any helpers that might be needed to pull the party together in the final day or two. A couple days before the party, shopping should be done and food prepared the day before if necessary and possible.
Entertainment is another part of planning the party and should be carefully thought out. This is the part that the guests will be centered on and all of the fun will revolve around. For a fun xmas celebration, consider games or entertainment by a professional. All plans should be age appropriate and be targeted towards the enjoyment of the guests. Proper and careful planning will ensure that both those who host and those who attend will enjoy themselves at their fullest.