HOLIDAY EVENT PLANNING
Only 74 Days Till Christmas!
Are you ready to dive headfirst into the whirlwind that is holiday event planning? Brace yourself, my festive friend, for a rollercoaster ride. So, grab your eggnog and your clipboard! We’re about to embark on a journey into the wild world of planning holiday parties, concerts, and school events.
Step 1: Assemble Your A-Team
You know the saying, “It takes a village”? Well, in this case, it takes a village of holiday-spirit-infused individuals. Assemble your merry band of elves, reindeer, and possibly a Grinch or two, because you’re going to need all hands on deck. Remember, more helpers mean more laughter. Not to mention more coffee to fuel the planning process.
Step 2: The Great Venue Hunt
Budget means the difference between the school gym and a glamorous hotel. But there are so many possibilities in between. Depending on the weather, you could have a party in a park. Or at a baseball field. Or an ice rink. There might be a botanical garden near you or a space where you and your guests can dance all night! The trick is to be creative. If you keep looking, you’ll find the perfect place for your holiday celebration.
Step 3: Food, Glorious Food
Ah, the eternal question: Buffet tables filled with cookies the size of your head? Pizza? Or a four-course meal featuring turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and dessert with, of course, Christmas cookies? The possibilities are endless. This is where your team is so important. Putting your heads together to decide what works best for each team member’s guests will allow you to create events that work for all of you.
Step 4: Entertainment Extravaganza
The entertainment portion of your event is where you can really let your creativity shine.
For kid events, consider a game known as “Stack the Gifts.” Just bring along a collection of empty boxes wrapped up to look like gifts and challenge kids (individuals or teams) to stack their tower of gifts the highest without any of them falling over. Prizes for children’s games make it even more fun. Especially if they are distributed by a guy in a red suit!
For an adult gathering, games like Christmas Carol Pictionary and Christmas Charades can be great ice breakers. The goal is to make everyone smile and enjoy themselves. So, get creative!
Step 5: The Grinch-Proof Plan
No holiday event planning guide would be complete without a plan for potential Grinches. It’s easy to have a strategy in place to sprinkle a little extra holiday cheer their way. An impromptu “Jingle Bells” flash mob staged by some talented teens should do the trick. The kids would love the opportunity to perform, and your guests would love being in the middle of a unique and memorable event.
So – no worries. Planning holiday parties, concerts, and school events is a bit like preparing for a Broadway show: it’s chaotic, often unpredictable, and filled with moments that will leave you in stitches. So, embrace the madness and keep your sense of humor handy. Remember that the end result will be a heartwarming, laughter-filled holiday extravaganza that your guests will cherish for years to come.
And if all else fails, just spike the eggnog. Cheers to a wildly successful holiday event!
Please share your own experiences and suggestions in the Comments below!