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‘Tis the season and the countdown has begun for corporate as well as private holiday parties. What I thought I would do is share some holiday celebration ideas that can be used for both a private as well as a corporate holiday celebration that you might be throwing this season. I will touch upon both fast and easy decor as well as easy-to-make appetizers for parties.
Let’s first look at holiday celebration decor. Colors to use can vary from the traditional green, red, gold and silver to a more modern look playing upon those traditional colors but instead using apple green, fuchsia and yellow. White is also fun to work with especially when creating a winter wonderland themed event. Some holiday celebration ideas using these decor colors as part of your theme are apple green linen with red napkins tied with gold rope and clear glass votive holders tied with either a red ribbon or gold rope.
On a budget? Use Christmas tree bulbs, pine cones, winter fruit such as pomegranates and apples or garland in tall glass cylinder vases instead of flowers.
You can also use those red and gold colored candles you purchased after Christmas last year and add some colored garland in a glass hurricane vase for plateau centerpieces as well.
Hosting an open home cocktail holiday party? Create small floral centerpieces with easy-to-find flowers such as dahlias and roses and for a twist, use tall grass and other greens instead of the traditional holly, ivy or cypress.
Keep your appetizers for celebrations around the holiday season easy as well. Make your appetizers healthy and hearty by creating anti-pasta stations. There are a host of easy-to-make appetizers that you can use for these stations including fresh or grilled vegetables, various selections of cheese, dried fruits, cured meats, crackers and small toasts. Since so many people are traveling from one holiday celebration to another, try serving fruit kabobs to keep it light and nutritious.
Some other holiday celebration ideas to help cut costs are hosting a dessert buffet complete with small cookies, cakes and fruit cups. Make acquirable hot fudge and butterscotch sauces accompanied by marshmallows, pretzels and other fun food items for dipping and create a serve yourself fondue station. Instead of serving alcohol, wage a hot coco and flavored coffee bar instead.
Small finger sandwiches are another path to go when thinking about appetizers for parties. You’ll be astonished as to how filling and hearty these mini-sandwiches can be. I hope I sparked some easy holiday celebration ideas for you to think about in the next couple of weeks for your individualized or corporate holiday party. Until next time, remember the Budget Bash mantra: make it simple, stylish, fun and economical to all!
The Holiday / Romance / Comedy / 2006 | Storyline | Iris is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Iris moves into Amanda’s LA home in sunny California as Amanda arrives in the snow covered English countryside. Shortly after arriving at their destinations, both women find the last thing either wants or expects: a new romance. Amanda is charmed by Iris’ handsome brother Graham and Iris, with inspiration provided by legendary screenwriter Arthur mends her heart when she meets film composer Miles. | Cast | Cameron Diaz as Amanda Woods (main character) Kate Winslet as Iris Simpkins (main character) Jude Law as Graham Simpkins (main character) Jack Black as Miles Dumont (main character) Edward Burns as Ethan Ebbers Eli Wallach as Arthur Abbot Rufus Sewell as Jasper Bloom Miffy Englefield as Sophie Emma Pritchard as Olivia Sarah Pritchard as Hahhan Shannyn Sossamon as Maggie Bill Macy as Ernie Shelley Berman as Norman Kathryn Hahn as Bristol John Krasinski as Ben | Crew | Director: metropolis Meyers Written By: metropolis Meyers Producers: metropolis Meyers and Bruce A Block Executive Producer: Suzanne Farwell Director of Photography: Dean Cundey Production Designer: John Hutman Editor: Joe Hutshing Costume Designer …
Top 10 Hints And Tips For A Great Stress Free Party
1. Tie a bunch of balloons to the mailbox or front door so it’s simple for your guests to find the party.
2. Don’t over do the length of the party. 1.5 – 2 hours is usually enough.
3. Protect your pets. I recommend that they be place in a innocuous area away from the children.With all the noise and excitement animals can be unpredictable.
4. Send out invitations and book the entertainment EARLY. Other kids also have a hectic social calendar and time slots are limited
5. As the kids arrive direct them to a game or activity to break the ice.
6. Prepare the child for the party. Discuss good manners and acceptable activity for the party. How to greet guests and accept presents and what areas are off limits (ie bedrooms)
7. Get a huge decorated cardboard box and as the kids arrive, place the presents they bring safely into it, so that they might be opened AFTER the party. This way you will know who brought what, so that ‘thank you letters’ can be sent. This also ensures that nothing gets lost or broken.
8. Use parents who stick around as celebration assistants. They’ll love to participate and you’ll love it too.
9. Don’t serve food, drinks or lollies once the illusion show has begun
10. Always know where the camera and matches/lighter are (for the cake)
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