5 Simple Tips for Hosting Festive Parties

5 Simple Tips for Hosting Festive Parties

Hosting Thanksgiving or other holidays can be a daunting task, but with a little planning and preparation, it can be a stress-free and enjoyable holiday for yourself and your guests. Here are five simple tips to help you host a festive party:


  1. Scent: Choose subtle and pleasant scents like vanilla, lavender, or citrus. Utilize scented candles, diffusers, or potpourri strategically placed in the party area. Avoid strong scents that might overwhelm your guests.

  2. Music to Set the Mood: Create a versatile playlist catering to different tastes and moods. Start with softer tunes as guests arrive while eating small bites off our Happy Everything! Marble Serving Board. Transition to more lively music as the party progresses. Keep the volume at a level that allows easy conversation.

  3. Table Settings: Use stylish, but practical tableware that complements your theme. JK Gifts has so many options to help create the perfect table setting and enhance your theme, from simple serving plates and dishes to full tableware! Try our Guacamole Spoon to serve your favorite dips!

  4. Time Management: Prepare a detailed schedule outlining tasks leading up to the party and during the event. Prep food in advance, set up decorations early, and arrange tableware ahead of time. Our "Just in Queso" Dip Set is perfect for a premade dip. Warm your queso up, pour it in, and serve! Enlist help from friends or family for final preparations. During the party, designate specific time slots for different activities, allowing you to mingle with guests without feeling overwhelmed.

  5. Don't Sweat the Small Stuff. Things don't always go according to plan on Thanksgiving, but like our favorite napkins say, "I don't give a sip!". Just focus on enjoying the time with your loved ones and don't sweat the small stuff.


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