Make Holiday Party Hosting Easier

The holidays are upon us and we all know what that means; it’s party time!

Hosting a holiday party should be fun, not stressful. Check out these tips for ways to make your next get together a breeze!  

1) Cook ahead of time.

Whether you are hosting a casual holiday affair with finger foods and cocktails, or a full blown dinner party with multiple courses and (several bottles of) wine, you can begin food preparations ahead of time for almost any dish! Plan your menu, then knock out anything you can make pre-party. For example, many dishes can be prepped and then frozen until it is time to bake them. Cookie dough can be mixed and refrigerated until it is time to pop it in the oven. These small things can make a big difference in your stress level leading up to a Christmas party at your home or office.

2) Stock the pantry!

There is nothing worse than realizing you are running low on crackers or dip halfway through the evening. Buy extras of things you think guests will really gravitate towards – this is especially important with beer, wine, and featured mixed drink for the evening! You won’t want to leave your own party to run to the store, and whatever goes unused at the party can always be enjoyed later!

3) Keep drinks handy.

Like we said, running low on refreshments is a huge party foul. This is especially true in the drink department! Your guests will offer to bring something you your party so to make things a little easier on yourself, consider asking guests to contribute their favorite beer or wine. As the host, you can whip up some big batch cocktails that are both quick and super tasty! Just make sure you keep the fixin’s on hand should the punch bowl begin to run low. Here are some fun big batch cocktails for the summer, but they are just as tasty any time of year and you can make countless variations. Check out these Christmas Punch ideas for example.

Here at Bill’s Package Store, we love a good party with friends and family. Come see us on Ft. Campbell Blvd. in Clarksville, TN to help you stock up to host a holiday party of your own this year. Our knowledgeable staff would be happy to help you choose the right product for you from our amazing selection! At Bill’s Package Store, we’ll treat you like family. We wouldn’t sell you anything that we wouldn’t serve on our own tables at home.

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