This time of year presents so many opportunities to entertain in your home. Inviting friends, family and loved ones around to enjoy the festivities that the winter season has to offer. Not only do you have the opportunity to throw a Christmas inspired party before the big day ahead, but you also have Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and let’s not forget the magic of New Year’s Eve. But because of all these wonderful opportunities to celebrate, you might be thinking about all of the different ways you can improve your entertaining style or even your entertaining space. So I thought I would share with you some inspired ideas to help you take your entertaining to the next level.
Think about the food
Food is such a huge part of entertaining, and there are so many ways you can do it. Informal affairs cater for buffet style options, while something a little more formal might require you to sit at your table and enjoy a good meal. But food can also be an afterthought or a last minute decision. When in actual fact it can be a huge talking point of the event itself. So ensure you put a bit of planning in place, consider your food options and a great tip is to ensure your drinks match the food you are serving. Having a theme for the food is also a great idea, you could consider going for a modern touch on buffet style food or hero the classics for a dinner party. Thankfully, websites like Pinterest are brimming with ideas to rock your imagination.
Offer a signature drink on arrival
Add an unique touch to your party or event by creating a signature drink to be offered to guest on arrival. It doesn’t have to be anything new or unique, it might just be a mug of mulled wine or even your favourite cocktail. But what it does do is show thought for the little details. Christmas time especially offers you so many options when it comes to drinks, either alcoholic or not.
Take the celebrations outside
Just because it’s a little colder outside doesn’t mean you can take your party to dance under the stars. Thankfully with outside heaters, you can keep all toasty warm, while enjoying a bit of fresh air. It also enables you to increase the square footage of your entertaining space. You might even want to go completely unique and take your party to the hot tub. It is increasingly becoming more popular to do this sort of thing and offers your guests a different experience. If you are not lucky enough to have one in your garden ye then checking out Hot Tub Buyer Reviews should be your first port of call.
Consider hiring help for the main event
If you have a budget for your gathering then why not consider hiring help. This might be to do all the catering for you or perhaps serve the drinks and buffet food to your guests. It enables you to actually spend time interacting with our friends and family and enjoying the festivities yourself.
I hope this has offered you a few different ideas to take your entertaining to the next level.