Liji VargheseFun, food, wine, music, frolic and party are the words that come to your mind when you think of Christmas. But then throwing a party is after all not that easy. Chalking out the budget, preparing guest list, decorating the house can be strenuous if not planned out properly.We get to you some very interesting party tips to make your celebrations a fun filled affair. First and foremost thing that you need to decide is the budget that you would like to set aside for the party. Don’t include your shopping budget in it as there are chances you may lose track of how much you have spent and may even fall short of cash in the end.
2. Once you decide upon the kind of party to be thrown, it’s time to work on the guest list and send out invites. Make sure that the invites are sent in the very first week of December so that even others have the time to chalk out their plans. While preparing guest list, cross check it twice so that you don’t miss out on anyone important. Festivals are about making new relations, but a small mistake can bring bitterness in your existing ones. 3. Next in line comes the food. In case you are organising the party outside or ordering from a caterer, remember to recheck the menu twice. Also make sure that you call up an hour before to ensure that nothing from the menu is missing. If the party is at home, decide the menu according to the theme of your party. Cakes, candies, cookies and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) are must haves in your party. For main course choose anything from Indian, continental, Italian or Chinese cuisines depending on your and your guests’ taste. Make sure not to mix up two different types of cuisines as it’s always better to stick to one. (For exclusive Christmas recipes check out gourmet section or log on to http://spicezee.zeenews.com/gourmet/ )4. Decorate your house to make the guests feel welcomed. No need to go overboard with the decorations. Keep it simple and make it look elegant with your Midas touch. (On how to decorate your house this Christmas click `House Decoration Tips`)5. Sort out some good music and keep them in a new playlist or get it uploaded on a CD so that you and your guests can enjoy the delicious food with soothing music.6. Don’t just play a good host but also be and interactive host. Don’t keep yourself busy in serving your guest. Organise games to keep your guests engaged and make sure that you too be a part of it. 7. In the end, thank God for giving you another day to celebrate.8. Don’t forget to send your guest away with thank you gifts that they can keep as a memoir.
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