5 easy steps to plan a fun Christmas party for different gathering sizes

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For the first time in three years, Christmas can be celebrated like how they used to be celebrated as before – and boy, am I excited.

With no restrictions on group sizes, I can finally get together with my friends and family for some much-needed festive merrymaking, from homely gatherings to larger scale office parties.

If you’ve been wondering how to organise a high impact Christmas party for your loved ones, you’ve come to the right article.

From choosing the right venue to food caterer, here are five easy steps to do so.

1) Select a time and date

As I always say, the first thing when it comes to Christmas party planning is to think about who you’re going to invite and confirming a suitable date and time with them.

For instance, holding a Christmas party in the afternoon may be ideal for parents with young children who may need to go to bed early, but might not be the most fun option for young adults who want to party late into the night.

If you’re organising an office event, some colleagues may prefer having the party on a Friday evening, where they can wind down after the party during the weekend, while others may prefer a weekend afternoon get-together.

Ask your guests to vote

You can select a time and date for your party by coming up with a few options for your guests to vote for on messaging apps like Telegram.

Here’s an example of how I did so with my colleagues:

Be sure to take note of the dates and times where your potential attendees are likely not going to be available.

You might also want to set a date and time for your party in the later half of November or early December so your guests can confirm ahead of time.

2) Size of the venue matters

While the right venue can make or break your party your event, remember that the size of your location also matters.

If you’re hosting a small, intimate gathering, a venue that is outdoors might hamper the atmosphere and stifle any cosiness you may have intended to have.

On the other hand, larger events will need a spacious venue (and deeper pockets) to prevent overcrowding and claustrophobia.

I mean, we can all probably recall a party we’ve attended where the place was packed like sardines - yeah, not a great experience.

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