Can you believe that Christmas is just a few short weeks away? Time has really flown by this year, hasn’t it? The chances are that every year, you like to do a little something to celebrate the festive season with your friends. To cut costs and save money, why not plan a festive get together at your home that everyone can attend, instead of going out for various meals? Come Christmas, money is tight, so any little ways you can save can be helpful.
Like the idea of holding a festive get together? Then, have a read of the below tips and ideas for planning an incredible night.
Decide who to invite
The first step to planning a festive get together is to decide who to invite. If you want to plan one event and get all of your Christmas socializing out of the way, make sure to include all your closest friends. Depending, of course, on the size of your home and whether or not everyone gets on with each other, that is.
Get creative with the food
When it comes to organizing the food for your get together, what you need to consider is what will be easiest. As well as, what will be the most cost-effective option. You could plan a sit-down meal, depending on how many people you have coming and everyone’s food tastes. Or, you could plan a buffet-style meal, where everyone can help themselves to a range of dishes. You could even ask each guest to bring a dish to contribute. Don't fancy cooking? Then how about ordering a takeaway?
Choose what drinks to serve
To ensure that you don’t spend all night handing out drinks, it’s a good idea to set up a drink’s tables where your guests can help themselves. On the drink's table, there should be a selection of soft and alcoholic beverages, including various wines. If you’re not that clued up when it comes to the best wines, you may find sites like WithMyWine.com useful. Want to give your get together a cozy twist? How about serving mulled wine and cider? Or, what about making champagne cocktails to mark the occasion?
Think about the entertainment
If you want to ensure that your festive get together is memorable for all the right reasons, it’s important to think about the entertainment. You don’t want your guests to get bored, so it’s important to ensure that there’s plenty for everyone to do. How about getting some board games for everyone to play? Or, how about organizing a quiz of some sort? If your kids have games consoles, you can probably download a quiz onto one of them. If you’re stuck for entertainment ideas, ask each guest to bring an activity with them. That way, you’ll spend the evening trying out lots of different things. For some unique game ideas, sites like Thebalance.com can be useful.
So there you have it, all the best tips and advice for planning a fun and memorable festive get together for all your closest friends and relatives. It might take some tip and effort to plan it, but when it comes to how much money you'll save, it's worth it.