Not all holiday parties are made equally. Guests will always be holly and jolly, but ideally, you’d rather host the “homemade apple pie” of holiday soirées than the “regifted fruitcake.” So, this year, skip the mistletoe and instead try out these 5 festive tips to guarantee that your holiday event has everyone eating, drinking, and being merry.
1. Serve up one-of-a-kind signature drinks
Nothing gets the party going quite like a fun, delicious cocktail. There are countless delectable treats that are associated with this time of year, providing endless possibilities for a signature drink. A few of our personal favorites are:
- Pecan Pie Martini: RumChata, crème de cocoa, bourbon
- Santa Claus-mopolitan: vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, fresh lime juice
- Mistletoe Mule: vodka, ginger beer, crushed candy canes, fresh lime juice
- Apple Cider Old Fashioned: whiskey, bitters, apple cider, cinnamon sticks
- RumChata Egg Nog: RumChata, egg nog, cinnamon sticks
2. Invest in a holiday-themed photo booth
Whether you’re throwing a work party or a family get-together, photo booths are a hit with any crowd – and a total no-brainer for making your holiday event memorable. Not only do guests get to goof around with an assortment of fun props (think reindeer antlers, yarmulkes, and elf ears), they also receive a cute keepsake for their fridge or scrapbook. Plus, most photo booths these days come with digital copies, just in case someone loses their printed version after a few Santa Claus-moplitans.
3. Gift ornament souvenirs
Similarly, an ornament souvenir is great for all ages, gifting your guests a unique memento that will keep them reminiscing on your holiday party for years to come. Offering this simple party favor with the date of your event (and event name if applicable) is also a great way to show gratitude to your guests, without breaking the bank on goodies. The holiday season is the time of giving after all!
4. Hold a charity drive
To that point, giving includes giving back. Your event can be the perfect opportunity to help the underprivileged in your local community. Choose a cause that you care about and encourage your guests to bring items to donate at the door. If you’re passionate about a specific foundation, donations can even serve as a ticket into the event! Whichever organization you choose, you can have a life-changing impact on your neighbors in need. Consider requesting:
- Toys for Toys for Tots
- Non-perishable foods for a local soup kitchen
- Winter clothing for The Salvation Army
- Monetary donations for volunteer firefighters and victims of fire and disaster
5. Work with The Party Staff
Last, but definitely not least, make your event an incredible time for all by partnering with The Party Staff. We’ve spent the past 30 years perfecting our holiday party service, ensuring best-in-class quality and compliance every single time. Whether you’re gathering a few guests in your home or hosting thousands at a convention center, our hospitality professionals are equipped to cook, serve, bartend, greet, clean, and so much more. Instead of stressing over the nuances of your evening, you can actually enjoy the event that you’ve worked so hard to put on – you deserve it.
Give yourself the gift of peace of mind this holiday season – book your event now!