Who to include on your Christmas Party list.

Making a party guest list can be a daunting task. Fun and friendliness should be everywhere during the entire party. Your guests don’t need to know one another, but it helps if they can mingle in a mixed group if they don’t. And, of course, don’t invite people who get along poorly with one another to the same party – that is unless you intend to make their hostility be the main event.

We usually can’t invite everyone we know. If you are like most people you have different circles of friends. You probably have business associates, church friends, non church friends, school friends, family friends, and people you just met but want to invite in order to get to know them better. I say the more the merrier. The more diversified the group the better but remember this one word “compatibility”. You do not want to invite feuding exes. Don’t make your guests feel like taking sides. Rude and loud guests can make an enjoyable party turn bad very fast. Remember you won’t be able to babysit any one guest, so make sure they have at least one other person at the party who can be their “home base.” And please be careful that you do not leave someone special off your list. We don’t want hurt feelings… keep in mind that you can host more than one party.

Next you need to figure out where you are going to have this Christmas Party. Are you going to have it at your home? In the barn? Outside? Inside? Rent a hall or restaurant? This will give you some idea as to how many people you can accommodate comfortably.

Are you going to have a sit down meal or a merry, mingle, and munch party?

Can you manage serving the food or do you need to hire help?  Hiring a caterer is a luxury but one that is well worth the money.  Just keep that budget in mind.

No matter what type of party this is going to be, you will want everyone to have fun and enjoy. Make your list and check it twice… and don’t invite the naughty.

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