Tips on How to Host the Best Holiday Party

The holiday season is right around the corner. You know what that means: spending time with loved ones, giving and receiving gifts, and lots and lots of stress. This year, however, you can cross hosting the perfect holiday party off your list of stressors. With these tips, you can throw a holiday get-together that your guests will be talking about until next Christmas.

Get Organized

The key to throwing a great party is getting and staying organized. There are so many details that you have to keep track of, it can be easy for things to slip through the cracks. Consider making a to-do list of everything that needs to get done so you can monitor your progress easily. You should also designate a folder (physical or digital) to hold all of your important documents, reservations, and inspiration pages.

Build Your Team

Work always gets done faster when you have a team of people helping you. Enlist your family members, friends, or coworkers (if you are planning work event) to help you plan, set up, and host the holiday party. Split up the tasks between team members so everyone is doing their fair share of the work.

Book a Venue

Before choosing your venue, you will need to pick a date and time for your shindig. Perhaps the best holiday party venue in Georgia is Callaway Resort & Gardens. The resort is located near Atlanta in beautiful Pine Mountain, GA, right in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. With ballrooms, meeting halls, lakeside outdoor spaces, and more, you will surely find the perfect location for your holiday party.


Set the mood for your holiday party by bringing your own decorations. Be sure to choose a color scheme so you can create a festive atmosphere. Consider choosing traditional red and green, or select something more sophisticated like white and blue or silver and gold. Make sure you take into account the size of the venue so you have enough supplies to decorate everything. Some venues also provide decor as part of the package.

Plan the Menu

Next, you need to plan the menu for your event. One of the best ways to feed your guests is with a buffet. All of your guests can serve themselves and choose to eat whatever they like. This can often be a more affordable option for some budgets. Also, selecting a venue that caters the meal for your group or will help you create custom menus is the way to go. This can save you a lot of stress.


Next, you will need to determine if you’ll serve alcohol at your event. If so, it may be a good idea to establish some limitations, especially during a work event. Consider limiting the types of alcoholic beverages you will serve, closing the bar early, or only offering drinks during the dinner portion of the evening. This will help you to limit your guests’ alcohol consumption and save a few bucks, too.

Gift Swap

When planning your work holiday party, organize a company-wide gift swap. This is one of the best company event ideas for a Georgia holiday party. Set up a Secret Santa event or, for larger companies, organize a “white elephant” gift exchange. This is a fun way for the whole company to get into the holiday spirit.

Book your next holiday event at Callaway Resort & Gardens today!


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