The year is coming to an end, which means it’s time for an abundance of holiday gatherings, celebrations, and events. End 2019 with a holiday party your friends, family, or coworkers will be talking about well into 2020! Here’s how to make it happen:

holiday party event rentals - Tips for Hosting the Perfect Holiday Party

Tip #1: Make a To-Do List

The key to any great event is planning. The holidays can be stressful, but you can limit the stress for your holiday part by planning ahead of time. Create a list of everything you need to get and do. Where will you be hosting your holiday party? Will you be cooking for your party or having it catered? Will you need extra tables and chairs? These are just some of the questions that need to be answered when you create your to-do list.

Tip #2: Decorate for The Occasion

The ambiance is an important aspect of successful parties. Decorating your space for the holidays is one way to create a fun and festive party atmosphere and get your guests in the holiday spirit. Your decorations don’t have to be over the top and extravagant, they need to be just enough to make an impact. Consider some of these items to decorate your party space:

  • Wreaths
  • Ornaments
  • Twinkle lights
  • Evergreens
  • Pinecones

Tip #3: Holiday Games

Holiday games are a great way to break the ice and get your guests to mingle. Think of a few games that your guest can play before your party. When thinking of these games, keep in mind the type of guests that are attending your party. Do these games need to be child-friendly? Do you have guests that are hesitant about participating in anything that makes them look silly? Knowing your audience is key. Some popular holiday games include:

  • Holiday Trivia
  • Name That Christmas Carol
  • Two Truths and a Lie
  • Secret Santa
  • Holiday Scavenger Hunt
  • White Elephant Gift Exchange

Tip #4: Make Food and Beverages Easy To Serve

Food is the main attraction for any party; make sure your guests can easily access it. You can do this by designating one particular space to serve food in. If you’re serving hot food, don’t keep it in regular serving pans, keep it in chaffing dishes. If you don’t own any, consider renting them. This will keep your food warm throughout the party and your hungry guests happy. In addition to serving your guests hot food, make sure that your holiday beverages are easily accessible by serving them in dispensers.

Throw the Perfect Holiday Party With Elite Tents and Events

Elite Tents and Events is your number one resource to get you ready for your holiday party. We provide Maryland with a wide range of event rental equipment including tents, tables, chairs, linens, decor, catering items, dance floors, and much more! Contact us now to start planning.