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A Christmas party or holiday party is a memorable event, especially if you're the host. It's normal for you to want everything to be perfect, so start planning now. It's not too early to decide on drinks, food and Christmas party supplies.
If you have the space, you may decide to lay out your best china for a dinner party. Otherwise, why not set out six or seven hors d'oeuvres that are as delicious and filling as they are beautiful. Trim your tree and set out your traditional holiday decorations well in advance. On the day of the party, spruce up your home with fresh greenery. Hang a pine wreath on your front door and dress your mantle in holly. A welcoming fire in the fireplace will make your guests feel tranquil and cozy. Set out twinkling white lights and glistening candles.
As things wind down, present your departing guests with small pots of Christmas-tree-shaped rosemary, sold in stores around the holidays. Aromatic rosemary is the traditional herb for remembrance. Good memories will come together if you treat your Christmas party as a project and get going on it now. Remember: a relaxed host sets the mood.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|