Yup, you read that right! There is Christmas in July, right? Today we’re sharing some ideas on how to get ready for the Holidays (that are quickly approaching), and how to stay ahead of the game in a season that comes and goes all too quickly.
- Look at Your Calendar
This first thing you have to look at is your calendar, because this allows you to schedule your events, and figure out when you can host parties. Also, once you’ve carved out those dates, start reaching out to your guests, and asking them to save the date. This is so important, because the last thing you want to do is pick these dates, schedule parties, and have no one attend.
- Create Invitations
These can be digital or print, but doing this makes your party official. With digital invites, you can edit and change them as many times as you want, and send them when you’re ready. Pretty much the same idea goes for print invitations except that you can’t edit and edit once they’ve been printed. Invitations should be sent 6 weeks before an event, no later than 4 weeks.
- Set A Budget
The Holidays are financially burdensome as they are, but hosting parties during this time makes them even more complex, money-wise. Setting a budget, helps you stay on track, and keeps the Scrooge out of you. Also, be sure to stick to a set number of guests. The more guests you invite, the more money you spend. Be mindful of what kind of party you’re having so you don’t get carried away and invite the entire world.
- Decide on a Theme/Vibe
When you pick the theme, be sure to create the vibe you’re looking for. If you want an intimate gathering that really feels warm, and cozy, keep your guest list short, your food classic, and your vibe comfortable, yet elegant. If you are going for a Holiday extravaganza, you may opt to have it catered (we can help you with that), and a more casual vibe that creates a fun and inviting setting.
- Think About Why
Ask yourself why you’re doing this. This may seem like a simple enough question, with an even more simple response, but with the hustle and bustle of planning, we often get carried away in the why, and that can unfortunately take away from the fun and enjoyment of the gathering.
We hope these 5 Holiday Preparation Tips helped kickstart your planning for the coming months! We would love to hear from you, and what kinds of parties you’re planning for the Holidays! Be sure to comment below!
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