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Hosting a Memorable Christmas Party

Hosting a Christmas Party!

Hosting a Christmas party can be a big undertaking, especially because at Christmas time there's always Christmas shopping and Christmas cooking to do, not to mention the office Christmas party, the circle of friends' Christmas party, and every other Christmas party to attend! Hosting a fabulous and fun Christmas party can be achieved, though, and it can be achieved with style and on a budget. Here are the key ingredients for hosting a memorable Christmas Party:

(1) An empty Christmas tree with plenty of room for friends to spruce it up with their creations and personal gifts.

(2) Plenty of materials to make ornaments. Pipe cleaners, markers, Styrofoam shapes, stencils, paints, egg cartons, construction paper, scissors, glue sticks, old magazines, and anything else you can think of.

(3) Lots of ornament hooks.

(4) Wine, Soda, and a delicious Christmas party punch. Hawaiian Punch with ginger ale and rum is great as a Christmas party punch - and you can also mix in some rainbow sherbet to make it extra festive.

(5) Instead of regular plastic cups, opt for more colorful disposable tumblers. Why not use bright greens and reds (traditional Christmas party colors), and match your napkins and plates to the color theme as well. Stick to a color theme that you love if you choose a less traditional color scheme for your Christmas party.

(6) Make small diverse platters with cheese, meats and crackers as well as small club sandwiches and other finger food. Your Christmas party should be a reflection of you, so don't opt for purchasing pre-prepared platters unless you're really stretched for time. You reall can make better Christmas party food yourself. Look out for Christmas recipes during the year. That way you'll have unique Christmas recipes for your Christmas party. You might even want to make your own Christmas cake for your Christmas party.

(7) Christmas party invitations - a fun idea would be to use the back of your Christmas party invitations for your guests to brainstorm their ornament making ideas. Have them bring the invites with them and create their brainstorming for your Christmas party Christmas tree.

(8) You may want to offer all the same supplies to everyone. For example, as each person comes in give them a small bag with a certain amount of craft items in it, and each person has to use the same items to create their own unique design.

(9) Fancy dress themes or formal wear for your Christmas party? It'll really be fun making Christmas ornaments for your Christmas party while you're all dressed up!

(10) Have a great time! It's your Christmas party, and you really should enjoy it. So don't take on so much that your fussing about the details, or so tired that you don't enjoy your own Christmas party. Try to let people help with things like bringing drinks or helping you put together Christmas party favors if you choose to have those. Most of all, enjoy your Christmas party time. Keep your mood high, and everyone else will enjoy your Christmas party, too!

Here's a really unusual Christmas gift idea for the budding pianist in your midst, or for you if you want to make an impression at your next Christmas party!!



This ChristmasKeysTM Series dvd course, will teach you everything you need to know to get started playing Christmas songs by ear during this holiday season. Jermaine Griggs will show you, step-by-step, how to pick out the melodies of famous Christmas songs, how to choose the right chords to accompany the melodies, and how to spice up your chords and progressions to create full-sounding arrangements of your favorite holiday songs!



And what a great Christmas gift for someone you know who you think would like to learn how to play the piano - real quick!




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