Hosting a family get-together for the holidays should be a fun and joyous occasion, but it can be stressful if you allow it to be. Porters Neck in Wilmington NC is the perfect place to host a get together for your friends and family. To avoid the stress of planning your get-together, choose some or all of these simple tips that can help you host the best family holiday get-together yet! Happy planning!

Don’t Overdo It

When it comes to party planning, it’s easy to get carried away and overdo it with the plans. Keep it simple and easy by creating a to-do list first. Make a list of everything you need to do beforehand so you have plenty of time to get everything you need and start making preparations at least a week ahead of time. Making a list will eliminate any stress from having to run out last minute for things.

Keep it Simple, but Fun

There are many ways to make your holiday get-together fun while still keeping it simple. Choosing a theme such as “winter wonderland” where you can decorate in all white with white lights and fake snow. Continue the theme by having the guests wear all white, etc. There are many ways to make it fun without going overboard. You can even make your guest list in time to send out fun invitations to each family to get them ready for the theme and the party.

For the Kids

Every family get-together will likely include children of all ages. We all know how important it is to keep the kids entertained. Be sure to have a table just for the kids. You can make the table atmosphere fun for them by adding a paper tablecloth with crayons so they can decorate how they want. This will also help keep them entertained while waiting for their food.

Also be sure to have some food items that are kid-friendly for all those little ones who can be somewhat picky when it comes to what they eat. You can also provide some easy games for the children to play that are either holiday related or not. Kids love games and it’s a good way to keep them occupied while the adults visit and talk with each other.

Hopefully, these tips will help get your family holiday get-together going and make planning a little easier and more enjoyable. Remember to have fun and enjoy your party once everything is all ready!

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