Holidays are in the air and so is the time for a holiday gathering. Since you have landed on this blog piece, we assume that it is either your first time hosting friends and family for a holiday gathering or you have moved into your new house, so you need hosting to be just perfect this time.
Before we delve into the basics of hosting a holiday party, we need to talk about the not-so-usual.
If you are hosting a party for your family for the first time, you do not have to stick with rituals your parents or grandparents set. You can be as minimalistic or fancy as you want. You can take out the special china for the dinner or opt for beers and chili. You can put the usual holiday music or choose a good TV show for streaming.
You can innovate as much as you want since you are the host. However, what you cannot experiment with are the pandemic restrictions. Although there are high chances for your party to be merrier than it was during the pandemic’s peak, even with vaccinations, the concerns are still on the rise. Some people might avoid traveling or might cancel at the last minute. You should plan your meal with the same mind frame.
High on Entertainment
What is a party with no entertainment?
Like we said above, you can throw a booze party with the usual holiday music or you can queue up an R&B playlist. However, what we think is exciting and atypical is to throw a TV show-themed holiday gathering. And no, you do not have to force people to dress up as their favorite TV show characters and waste their holiday outfits. Instead, you can create a show night with snacks on your TV screen.
All you need to do is have Dish TV at your home and you are good to go. With Dish Channel Guide, you will not miss all that is streaming on the air for the holidays. This also means that there will no dull moment at your party.
The Kitchen Efforts
One thing is back to normal — a delicious dinner for a take-out.
With the virus cases booming, we had a hard time as we longed for delicious meals from our favorite restaurants. However, now with a more stable world outside, it is easier to set out and order a good dinner for your folks.
Not only other businesses but also some of the restaurants have introduced new offers and entertaining deals for holidays.
Unless, if you are thinking to show your chef skills to your guest, you should opt for a hybrid menu. For instance, you can outsource the main dish and bring your special “low-life” sides. You can also come up with a semi-homemade dessert with some colorful roasted vegetables to go.
Dress your House
Holidays are not only about food. If you want to give the best impression at your first gathering, need to up a notch with home arrangements. Giving small touches that show your style adds a whole lot of warmth.
You can innovate with usual white plates by adding jewel-in glassware with it. You can even place flowers for a good sight.
Do not Forget Self Care
Serving your guest, organizing your home, keeping entertainment high, and more is part of the party you are hosting. Except, holidays are also about you. Make sure you focus on yourself when you have time.