The holiday season is the perfect excuse to invite your favorite people over for laughter, cocktails, conversation, and delicious food. Roman and I love to host parties at our home and through the years, friends have repeatedly asked us for party planning tips. Since it is now holiday season and many of my blog readers are my friends, I’ve put together a list of some of our favorite traditions, many of which we have copied from friends near and far. With the right planning, food, drinks, and guest list, the fun and memories will take care of themselves.
A great party is always a little crowded. Not too crowded, just a little bit. Think about how many people you can comfortably fit in your space and then think about inviting the right people. Who do you genuinely want to share the evening with? Some people mesh well because they have common interests, other people mesh well because they have diverse interests. Getting the right mix of people is largely a gut-instinct matter. Think about who you think will have great conversation, and remember to account for any partners they might bring along when estimating your headcount.