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Midwest’s Guide to a Great Holiday Party


With the holiday season in full swing, you’ve probably already been invited to several holiday parties, you might even be hosting one yourself. There are all sorts of traditions that you might participate in: cookie baking, gift exchanges, tree decorating, or a traditional dinner.

Whether you’re hosting for the first time or hosting for the tenth time, here give Midwest’s guide to plan a fabulous holiday celebration:

Make a List (And Check it Twice)

Just like Santa Claus, you need a plan to stay ahead. Making a list is the perfect way to plan a party and reduce your stress. You also shouldn’t be afraid to delegate tasks to others; people like to help and feel like a part of the fun holiday planning process.

Choose a Festive Theme

As part of the planning process, you should a festive theme. A theme will give your party a focus and will the planning much easier. A fun theme can also be a great time for your guests; try a fun theme like Ugly Sweater or Secret Santa.

Invite the Guests

Whether you’re planning a small or big event, having an accurate head count for planning food and drinks is important. Choose your own unique design for your party invites, and you can even send online invitations to keep track of your guest list.

Create a Comfortable Atmosphere

If you’re going for a more casual holiday vibe, don’t be afraid to forego the traditional dinner setting and try a buffet table instead. Create a fun holiday playlist to set the right mood; make sure to keep the music low so it doesn’t prevent conversation. Finally, make sure the room is a comfortable temperature with a Nest programmable thermostat and energy-efficient furnace.

Have a Hot Cocoa Bar

Whether you’re hosting a party at home or at an outside venue, it’s always a fun idea to incorporate your own hot cocoa bar for an extra touch of holiday spirit. Make sure you don’t forget the marshmallows!

Make the most of this special time of year and start your planning early for stress-free holiday. And after the holiday party is done and the guests have left, don’t forget to schedule your winter furnace maintenance for your Caledonia home. Contact our team of professional technicians for all your HVAC needs!

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