At Greenwood Plaza, we encourage our residents to welcome their loved ones to their apartment in Centennial. But, no one wants to worry about all of the stress of holding a big event. No matter if you are inviting just a few people or the entire family, you can host a stress-free holiday party. All it takes is a bit of planning. These tips can help.
One of the first steps to take is to get organized. Create a to-do list of every activity and task you need to complete. It’s important to do this for peace of mind. You won’t worry about everything you have forgotten to do. List out the food you’ll make, the steps you’ll take to set up your home, and who you’ll invite.
MAKE MEALS AHEAD OF TIME
No one wants to come to your home for a holiday party and then watch you cook. Instead, choose recipes that are easy to make ahead of time. You may want to choose menus that allow you to cook food in a slow cooker or roaster to give you even more time. You’ll want to choose items that keep well like soups and stews. Be sure all of your desserts are made a day or two in advance as well.
MAKE DRINKS ACCESSIBLE
You do not have to run back and forth to get drinks for each one of your guests. Instead, create a little table or bar area. Provide glasses, ice, bottled drinks, and any type of wine or other beverages you’ll serve. This allows your guests to help themselves and it keeps you less stressed.
DECK THE HALLS IN ADVANCE
Another step to focus on – decorating. Do this a few days in advance, but keep things cost effective and simple. Use colored ornaments for a table centerpiece. Use colors that represent the holidays. You can also use lights to set the tone.
MAKE IT SPECIAL CLOSE TO HOME
For those who would love to host such a party but may not have the space necessary, we welcome you to learn more about Greenwood Plaza. Check out our available apartments in Centennial. Our office is happy to help you learn more today.