Christmas Party Tips

Holiday parties are always fun and among the events you shouldn’t miss. Whether you’re attending the annual office party, an event hosted by a friend, or a Christmas gathering in your neighborhood, these tips and reminders come in handy to help make the experience more memorable.

Show up

 

When it comes to parties, being fashionably late is acceptable. Unless the host specifically requested for it, or during dinner parties, some would show up a little after the indicated start time. If you can’t make it to an event, make sure to let your hostess know in advance.

With quite a number of events to attend not just during the Christmas season, these 2017 planners can help you keep track of the events and other appointments you have to attend:

2017 Dated Birds & Bees Planner – $29.99
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg
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Dress up

 

Whether the dress code is semi-formal or plain casual, make sure that you won’t end up overdressed or underdressed for the occasion. Vogue’s Holiday Style feature has an impressive list of party outfit ideas for this season.

 

Velvet Burnout Floral Jumpsuit – $45.00
International shipping weight – 2 kg
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Triangle Mix Wool Blend Sweater – $836.00
International shipping weight – 1.5 kg
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Don’t arrive empty-handed.

 

Show up with a token of appreciation for the party organizer. It doesn’t have to be super-expensive, but a well-thought-of hostess gift will be highly appreciated. Your hostess can even use this countertop popcorn machine if she plans to throw out a movie night themed party!

Nostalgia Electronics Countertop Kettle Popcorn Machine- $62.00
International shipping weight – 13.5 kg
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For the hostess, you may return the favor by giving out small but precious tokens like this snowflake wine bottle stopper from Beau-Coup, or the artsy lighted Christmas Tree version from Wine Christmas:

Silver Snowflake Wine Stopper – $2.50 – $2.91
International shipping weight – 1 kg
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Lighted Christmas Tree Wine Bottle Stopper – $11.99
International shipping weight – 1 kg
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And if you’re feeling generous, adding  a bottle of merlot or chardonnay is good too. Cheers!

Indulge but don’t get carried away.

 

You’ve been on a calorie-and-carb watch for the entire year, but it doesn’t hurt to sample the rows of hors d’oeuvres on the table, and even brave your way to the dessert section.

you’re the hostess, you can prepare desserts that cater to your health-conscious guests, like this healthy almond joy chocolate and vegan chocolate chip cookie. You can even use these Christmas-themed molds to go with the season!

Christmas Chocolate Mold – $3.49
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg
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Copper Vintage Snowflake Cookie Pan – $6.00
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If you’re serving a pasta dish for the main course, you might need something to make sure that each serving stays within the healthy range. For that, this unicorn spaghetti measurer can do the magic:

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I Could Eat a Unicorn Spaghetti Measurer – $10.95
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Drink in moderation.

 

You might want to remember the party and not get hit by a terrible hangover when you wake up the next morning. If you’re in a good mood to celebrate and drink the night away, these wine glasses will let you know if your wine consumption crosses the line.

LOL, OMG, WTF Funny Wine Glass – $14.97
International shipping weight – 1 kg
Classy, Sassy, Smart Assy Funny Wine Glass – $15.99
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Or if you really want to feel the Christmas spirit, these holiday-themed wine glasses are for you:

Gold Dashing Through the Snow Wine Glass – $16.99
International shipping weight – 1 kg
It’s Nice to Be Naughty Wine Glass – $16.99
International shipping weight – 1 kg

Be a social butterfly.

 

Even just for the night, leave your warm cocoon of solitude and brave the party crowd. Mingle with other guests, and, if you’re the hostess, get to know your invitees’ plus-ones.

To lessen the awkwardness, icebreaker games always help. Engage in a few rounds of tabletop games – the random question and answer ones are usually the best at digging the partygoers’ deepest secrets.

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TABLETOPICS Original 10th Anniversary Edition:
Questions to Start Great Conversations – $18.75
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Learning Resources Conversation Cubes  – $9.94
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Take pictures!

 

Capture the best and happy moments with your digital camera. Say cheese!

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX100 Digital Camera – $647.99
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Be on your best behavior.

 

The holidays are all about celebrating with friends and family, but make sure to not risk overstepping boundaries by knowing about the arrangements your hosts have made and  who might be present in the event, especially if there are children.

Don’t sneak out.

 

Don’t slip in the middle of the party without notice. Unless you really have to, wait until the stated end time or let the host know that you have to go.

Enjoy!

 

Christmas parties only happen at this time of the year, so enjoy each to the fullest. Have fun partying!