Tips for Throwing Your Next Holiday Party

Got stuck with throwing the next company party? Maybe you and your friends wanted to get together to celebrate Halloween? Well, the holiday season is upon us and leaving an impression with each guest that attended your party is important. Here are some tips to ensure that you and everyone else has a good time.

Holiday Party Menu

Everyone will be pleased to see a varied food menu when they show up. That way you can appeal to everyone, even those with diverse food palates. Your menu should be diverse with some healthy options and indulgent options, whether that is meaty recipes or vegetarian options. A good note to remember is that bite sized foods are always less awkward for everyone.

Picking a Color Scheme

There are many options that you can go with when planning a party. Without a color scheme you may find yourself overwhelmed by your choices. Having two main colors that contrast, will allow you to focus your accessories around them.

Menu Cards

No one likes to eat unidentified foods. Making menu cards for each dish so guests do not have to guess what they are eating. This is a great way to call out common allergic foods so you do not run into any issues. Also, saves you from answering the repetitive questions of “what is this?”.

Set The Mood

Setting the mood is essential for capturing the spirit of the holiday at your party. The “mood” includes atmospheric details like decorations and lighting. The right lighting is essential. Too bright and your guests will be left feeling like they are attending a high school dance, too dark and they won’t be able to see what they are eating. Candles can be a nice touch to add as they are inexpensive.


The right music is essential for a party and the atmosphere. Creating a playlist of your favorite holiday songs. Better yet if it is in your budget a DJ can keep your guests engaged throughout the duration of your party.

Contact a Professional Party Event Planner

No matter if you are looking to get your work together for the annual Christmas party or you are just catching up with some old friends, Art of the Event can help! Our team has years of experience planning holiday parties. Start planning your party now by calling us at 781-670-9292 or by filling out a contact form on our website.

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