Ideas for hosting a fun festive house party

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The Feast

With all that Turkey left over what better way to make use of all that extra food than to have friends over for a party. But before you start sending out the invitations here are some tips on how to make your festive house party special:

Finger Foods Galore

To encourage mingling, skip a sit-down dinner and offer plenty of finger foods. Label each food so guests with dietary restrictions know what they can safely eat. If you’re going all-out then you might want to match your food to the festive theme. Or maybe you just want to have an intimate, informal dinner with a few of your nearest and dearest? Whatever you choose, food is a great way of getting people together!

Create an Awesome Playlist

This one is pretty simple, all you need is a laptop, tablet or mobile phone and a decent set of speakers. You can find playlists on Spotify, Deezer, Amazon and iTunes to suit every occasion (keep your guests’ music tastes in mind), meaning your Christmas party never has to have an awkward silence. Also, put it on a half hour before guests arrive so that you get into the party spirit!

Have Some Activities on Hand

It’s good to get everyone joining in with a few festive fun activities such as a Christmas Carol Karaoke night where you can bust out Mariah Carey’s ‘All I want for Christmas is you’ and there are plenty others to choose from.

For the sweet toothed indulge in sweet delights with lots of sprinkles, marshmallows,  chocolate syrup and candy. Ask everyone to bring a ‘sweet-treat’ with them and even try out some of the sweet drinks.

The good old cocktail party is always a favourite, ask friends to bring a cocktail mix, but beware you could end up with a very rowdy bout of carol singing at the end of the night.

Hold a ‘build a Gingerbread house’ competition and appoint judges to pick the best creative or best constructed. Or for the more energetic there are the game consoles to keep your heart rate pounding.

These are just a few ideas, but remember whatever your plans take care and be safe.

Happy Holidays to everyone.

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