The beauty and magic of Christmas and New Year can often be overshadowed by stress, especially if you are hosting a party. This time is meant to be filled with joy and positivity rather than dread and self-doubt which is why these eight tips are crucial to follow so both you and your guests can enjoy this special day!
Ask for help – Do not feel like you are alone and have to tackle hosting a party all by yourself. Ask a close friend or a family member to help you put up decorations, prepare food and tidy up.
Quick and easy food – This is a chance to reconnect and spend time with people you care for. If you spend most the day stuck in the kitchen, you will feel like you are missing out. To stop this from happening, try and prepare as much party food as you can the day before or stick to something that is quick and easy.
Cleaning can wait – Once the party’s over, don’t spend time washing plates, cutlery and glasses. Spend your time catching up, laughing and enjoying your guests company – a spotless home can wait!
Seating is important – Before the party begins, consider rearranging furniture and adding chairs if you are hosting a large gathering. Not many people will enjoy spending the day stood up, so make a note to have enough seats so people can rest their legs.
Bin bags are a saviour – If you place bin bags on doors, more people will be inclined to throw away their rubbish, rather than leave it on the side. This will also save you time cleaning up once the party ends.
Music is key – Create a playlist that your guests will enjoy. Music helps relax and bring a positive vibe to the party. If there are children at your party, make a playlist for them and encourage them to work on a dance routine that can be performed at the end of the party. This allows the adults to relax and the children to use their imagination and skills to provide entertainment at the end of the night!
Empty the closet – Everybody will turn up to your party wearing a coat, so make sure you have a place to store their jackets! Add extra hangers to the closet, and if you run out of room, place the remaining coats on a spare bed.
Have fun! – Remember the reason why you are hosting this party and try to avoid stress taking over. It is now time to sit back, relax and enjoy your party!
It is normal for the festive season to bring out emotions which have been supressed and for stress to get the better of us, which is why Psychic Light are available 24/7. The longer you hide your feelings, the larger the explosion. Our readers are here to support and guide you through this festive period, so do not feel you have to handle this day alone.