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How To Host A Great Holiday Party At Home Without Losing Your Mind

The holidays are a perfect time to host a party at home. Hosting can, however, be stressful. From finding the perfect decorations to making sure everyone has what they need, there's lots to do. But you can make the process easier by following these tips:


1. Dress your home like a pro!

Your home is the main event. If you’re hosting a holiday party for friends and family, dress your house up like a pro. It’s easy to do! Here are some ideas:

Decorations.

Start by hanging decorations in every room of your house—even if you don’t think anyone will see them. They add atmosphere, so it doesn’t matter if they’re hidden or not! Get as festive as possible with lights and garlands, especially in corridors, hallways and stairwells where guests will pass on their way to bathrooms or bedrooms (which also makes good sense logistically). If you have kids around the holidays, this is also an excellent way of keeping them busy while the adults socialize (and makes them feel proud when they get to show off their handiwork).



For inside decorating purposes, you can also consider investing in new bulbs that match your theme colour scheme if necessary. You can even use coloured bulbs indoors if it suits your fancy!


Lighting.

When shopping for new light strands and string lights, make sure they come with stakes to affix them outside on trees or railings—this is important because there's nothing worse than trying to hang up Christmas lights inside, only for them to all fall down when someone opens one of those doors toddlers love slamming shut all day long! Also, be sure that any outdoor lighting comes equipped with a timer so there's no need for constant monitoring -who has time for that?


Finally, be sure to hide any cords that may be visible! You can do this by running them behind walls or furniture, wrapping them in decorative tape or ribbons, or even hiding them in plants (if you have any). This will keep your home looking clean and polished and not like the mess it truly is underneath those carefully placed Christmas decorations.


2. Identify holiday menus for your holiday party catering inspiration, then get Ziada professionals to execute your perfect night.

Your party is the perfect opportunity to show your guests just how much you care about them and their palates. But if you're like most hosts, you'd rather spend the night making sure everyone's having a good time rather than sweating over a hot stove or fumbling through a complicated recipe. No worries! You can't go wrong by hiring one of the catering service providers on Ziada.


Plus, we have some event planners in your area who will help make things run as smoothly as possible on your big day. All you have to do is pick one near you—and let them take it from there!


3. You're not just throwing a party. You're creating memories that will last forever. As such, you want those memories to be captured in the best way possible through photography.


The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, but one thing everyone wants to do is get the perfect photo of themselves with their loved ones so they can remember how great it was. And let's be real: it is great! But what if you could capture even more than that? What if you could capture the magic of the season?


You can! With Ziada, you can get professional photographers to come to your house. They'll take as many photos as they need until they've got everything they need for an awesome collection of holiday memories—the perfect holiday card, or maybe even something bigger!


4. Impress your guests with a unique menu of visually-stunning cocktails.

You can impress your guests with a unique menu of visually-stunning cocktails. A bartender or mixologist is the perfect person to create the perfect drink for your party. They will be able to take your vision and turn it into reality. Not only that, but a professional mixologist will know how to make the most popular cocktails in the most visually stunning way possible! There are so many different ways that a professional can dazzle your guests with their creations.


5. Make sure the kids are entertained, so you can enjoy yourself too.

One of the most important details to consider during your holiday party planning is how you're going to keep the kids entertained. This is especially true if you're hosting a large party and have a lot of friends and family who are bringing their children along. Have you ever been to an adult gathering that was fun and festive, but there were no activities for kids? It's not much fun for anyone involved—the adults get annoyed by all the noise, while the kids get bored and frustrated.

The easiest way to ensure this doesn't happen is by planning ahead! To help ensure that your guests' little ones have an amazing time at your event, you can hire children's entertainment service providers on Ziada.


6. We've made cleaning before and after the party easy so that you can make sure all areas of your home are squeaky clean.

We know how important it is to have a clean home before and after a party.

The last thing you want is for your guests to be distracted by clutter or dust, or worse, to have their allergies kick in! So make sure your home is ready for guests.

It might be tempting to skip the pre-party cleaning and just get down to business once everyone arrives. DON'T DO IT! You'll be much better off if you take time to clean up beforehand so that when guests arrive, they see a nice, neat space that looks like it was cleaned by professionals—not by you!


We know how easy it is to get distracted by all of the fun and games going on at your event! But don't forget about keeping an eye on things while everyone's having a great time; sometimes spills happen that need immediate attention. Remember, dirty dishes in the sink = bad! If you see any messes during the festivities, make sure to get them cleaned up immediately so they don't turn into bigger messes later on (and also so guests don't think less highly of you than they already do).


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Cleaning up after the party is a drag. It can be super tedious. But here's the thing: if you don't clean your house properly, you open yourself up to a whole host of problems—including ants, mould, bacteria, and pests. And who wants that?


Have you ever heard the saying 'cleanliness is next to godliness'? Well, this quote couldn't be more true when it comes to hosting a party. If your house isn't clean and tidy, people will immediately feel like they've stepped onto another planet. It's also a great idea to hire a professional cleaning crew to come in before your guests arrive for the party. Not only will this make your home look pristine and beautiful but it'll give you time on the day of the big event so that you can focus on making sure everything else is ready for guests.


So book a cleaner or two through Ziada.


All great parties have one thing in common… they were planned well in advance! Create and stick to a timeline that keeps everyone on track with tasks and deadlines before and after the event.

Planning your party in advance is the best way to ensure that you have a stress-free time. You'll need to start by creating a timeline for all of the events and tasks leading up to, during and after the party. Make sure you have enough time to do everything: prepare food, clean up after guests leave and recover from hosting duties. If something goes wrong (and trust me, something will), Ziada will have your back with access to several service providers in your area at the tip of your fingers.

 

Remember, hosting a holiday party is a lot of work. But it doesn’t have to be! With these tips and tricks up your sleeve, you’ll be able to enjoy yourself while still making sure things go off without a hitch. And remember: the best parties will always include great food, great drinks and lots of laughter with friends.

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