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As the winter season approaches many people start thinking about planning a holiday party. Winter is the perfect time of year to light up the darkness with candles, twinkling Christmas lights, lanterns, and even cozy glowing fireplaces. This year, let your holiday season sparkle with a brilliant spirit all its own. Make light and warmth the theme this year with the help of elegant decorations, delicious food, and festive company. Your guests will be looking forward to this grand affair from the moment they receive their monogram holiday cards or other themed holiday invitations.
Your holiday party starts with the perfect mix of guests. The number of guests and their personalities can significantly improve the evening for everyone involved. Consider ways to bring talkative and introverted guests into balance. Seating people together a few round tables is a nice arrangement. If you are planning on having an open house, sprinkle a few small diameter tables throughout your home to encourage snacking and conversation.
The holiday season is the perfect time to find all kinds of party supplies for a celebration focused on sparkles and shimmers. Look for items such as:
A few strategic elements can communicate your theme. For instance, create an evergreen centerpiece for the buffet table with the help of a shiny vase or floral container. Use small lamps to light the walkway towards your front door. Decorate your home with a starry theme that suggests warmth and comfort on these cold winter nights. Your guests will be talking about your party for months to come. Be sure to view these christmas party ideas to get into the holiday spirit.