How to Host the Best Holiday Parties

There are fun holidays all throughout the year that give you the perfect opportunity to gather with family, friends, or coworkers to celebrate and have a great time. Whether you’re looking to have a blast on the fourth of July or a festive Christmas celebration, playing host comes with a bit of stress. We all want our parties to go off without a hitch and be a memorable experience for all. Here are some tips to help you stay on track when you’re planning.

Set the Mood

The first step when it comes to planning a great holiday party is understanding the type of party you’re hosting and how to set the appropriate mood for it. Is it a casual gathering of old friends, an event that needs to accommodate for families and kids, or a professional get together with your office? All these factors determine the type of mood you’re going to create whether that’s something that is silly and light or a party that is work appropriate. Knowing this ahead of time will give you better insight into all other aspects of planning.

Create a Playlist

A party is no party without some music! A great playlist will help amplify the atmosphere, creating a festive and fun time for everyone in attendance. For holidays celebrated in the winter, it’s easy to throw on some classic Christmas songs to get everyone in the spirit. If you’re celebrating Easter, go for some lighthearted music or if you’re celebrating the Fourth, throw on some party tunes to really raise the energy level.

Don’t Forget the Props

Props and other decorations go a long way when it comes to setting the scene. Think about what you can incorporate into entry ways, centerpieces, food bars, and even the plates and napkins to bring your holiday to life. Many stores have their holiday-related decorations out a month in advance which means you can shop around for what you need without having to worry about not finding anything. There are plenty of cute decorations each season for Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Mardi Gras, and any other holiday you can think of!

Include Activities and Food on the Agenda

Food and activities are must when it comes to a good party. You want to keep people entertained and well-fed. You can look into some party activities ahead of time and come up with your own plan, hire entertainment, or, better yet, choose to host your holiday party at a location that offers it all. Bowling alleys are just one example of this. These venues offer hours of entertainment and you don’t even have to worry about creating a menu.

If you are looking for the perfect place to host your next holiday party, come check out the fun we offer at Stars & Strikes. We offer several exciting activities that will bring everyone together like bowling, axe throwing, laser tag, arcade games, and more!