It’s that time of year again. The holidays are here! The season of family, friends, giving, and cheer. Throwing a holiday party can be extremely stressful, so we wanted to help you with some tips to create a spectacular party this holiday season!
Find a good venue
Finding the venue right for your party is very important. It’s important to think of your guest when deciding where you want your party to take place. Knowing how many guests you will have can determine how big of a venue you need. Small get-togethers can take place in a residential home whereas big get-togethers of 50 or more people are best in wedding venues. Weather is also a very important factor. When planning a party in late November or December in South Carolina during winter it is smart to plan your party inside due to frigid weather.
Decide your theme and decorations
During this holiday season, there are many parties to be had, so you have to pick the right one for you. When it comes to Halloween you want to use a dark color scheme. Thanksgiving’s color scheme is a lot of reds, oranges, yellows, and browns, whereas Christmas is red and green, or white and gold/ silver. When decorating you can either go the classy route and use candles, very strict decorations, matching plates and silverware and so much more. You can also go for the more original approach using fun tacky decor for a more casual party feel.
Plan your entertainment
Entertainment is an important part of any party. You want to keep your guests excited. Knowing your budget when it comes to entertainment is important because it can get pricey. Music is always good entertainment because it is easy and you do not have to keep up with it during the party, but it can get expensive. If you are trying to save money but still have a fun event, games are always a good idea. Lawn games are fun if it is not too cold. For Halloween, a costume party is always a good idea because it is fun and creative and costs nothing to the event budget. For Christmas parties, secret Santa is another idea that will cost nothing to the event budget.
Get the right caterer for your party
Caterers can be very pricey so it is important to find the one that fits your party best. First, you need to know the range of how many people you will have at your party so your caterer knows how much food you will need. Second, you will need to know what kind of food you want. Will your party be a full dinner or will you just have appetizers or dessert? This is a decision you have to think about long and hard about. After all, everyone loves a good meal!
The most important factor is to have fun. Planning a party can be hard, and it can be stressful to host a party. You have to remember that this party was for fun and to spend quality time with friends and family!
If you are in or near Anderson, South Carolina, consider the Wilhite House for your next holiday party! The Wilhite House offers the perfect venue for your wedding, celebration, or business conference. The Wilhite House, built in 1858, boasts tall sweeping staircases, vaulted ceilings, impressive period furniture, ornate fixtures, and original woodwork to immerse guests in an elegant and breathtaking experience. Call us today to schedule a tour at 864-280-1124.