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Host from Home; Christmas Party Planning Tips with HOMETAINMENT

Christmas may seem a little while away, but the key to the perfect event is to start planning early.

Getting your plans into place will mean that you'll have everything you need to create a memorable and joyful celebration.

From mouthwatering food to exciting entertainment, here's what you need to elevate your Christmas party when hosting from home.

First things first, food!

Start by planning your menu in advance. Think of all those delicious holiday treats that will leave your guests wanting more. Keep on theme with traditional roast turkey and stuffing plus delectable desserts like mince pies and Yule log. Don't forget about dietary restrictions either - offering vegetarian or gluten-free options ensures that everyone can indulge in the feast. 

But, if food is not your forte, don’t worry. It can be stressful and leave you less time to socialise with your guests and enjoy your party. Consider booking one of HOMETAINMENT’s private chefs. They can prepare a delicious Christmas feast or a customised menu of your liking without you lifting a finger! We’re loving HOMEtainer’s Crystal-Lee’s Grazing Tables as the perfect centrepiece to your Christmas party at home.

Now for the merry ambience…

Let's talk about entertainment. Create a jolly atmosphere with some lively music and perhaps a DJ or live band if you want to get the party started. At HOMETAINEMNT we have a great range of musicians to create the ideal atmosphere and set the tone for your party. We have a phenomenal gospel choir to raise the roof with magical Christmas carols or eclectic party DJ and saxophonist DJ Sasha might be more your beat for a lively event!

Festive cocktails

After all that dancing, your guests will need to rehydrate. Creating a signature cocktail is a great idea that will make your event feel special. Plus it’s super simple for you to plan, buy ingredients for and make throughout the evening. 

If you want a more unique experience, why not take a look at HOMETAINMENT’s expert mixologists? You could even book a cocktail-making masterclass for a unique and fun experience that normally would be hosted at a busy bar. This will be a Christmas party they won’t forget. 

Incorporate fun activities

Consider setting up a gingerbread decorating station where guests can unleash their creativity and enjoy some tasty treats. If you haven’t got time to go to the supermarkets and set this up, HOMETAINMENT has a dried floral Christmas wreath masterclass that your guests will love. They’ll even have a Christmas gift to take home with them!


Remember, planning early is key! By getting ahead of schedule, you'll have plenty of time to source ingredients, book the best entertainment, and ensure that every detail is taken care of. So grab your Santa hat and start planning for an unforgettable Christmas party that will have everyone feeling merry and bright!

About the Author: 

Antoine Melon

With an impressive 25 years of experience in opening and running restaurants and hotels all over the world, HOMETAINMENT co-founder Antoine Melon is an expert in the art of hosting, or as he would say "L'Art de recevoir”.

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