Putting together a party is no small task, especially during the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Between gift shopping, decorating, and just generally trying to pack in your favorite holiday traditions, carving out the time to curate the perfect holiday fest can be tricky.
Luckily, we’re offering our picks for festive fun that everyone can get in on to help you get the ball rolling and throw the holiday bash of your dreams. From office parties, intimate get-togethers, and even activities the kids can get on, we’ve got you covered.
Holiday parties often feel like a chore, but they don’t have to. While some level of awkwardness is expected at any office gathering, having a repertoire of holiday activities on deck can help guide you past any lulls throughout the night.
Hosting a holiday party at home is the perfect opportunity to cozy up with those closest to you, not to mention the ideal excuse for sheltering from the winter weather. From playing board games to curling up on the couch to watch your favorite holiday movie, hosting a holiday party at home offers many low-maintenance options to choose from.
The holidays are for spending time with those nearest and dearest to you, as well as reconnecting with those friends with busy schedules you may have lost touch with throughout the year. From breaking out your best silverware to dusting off your favorite holiday décor, there are plenty of ways to make your holiday party with friends a night to remember.
By now, most of us know that it’s considered bad form to show up to a party empty-handed. That’s not to say you have to bring your host a lavish gift. Something small like chocolates, baked goods, or a bottle of wine is more than enough to show your appreciation. If you can’t afford a gift or forget to bring one, don’t sweat it. The most important thing you can bring to a party is always yourself, especially during the holidays!