With the holidays fast approaching you may have been nominated to host a Christmas party that you are really not prepared to handle. Fear not, there are a few handy resources for you to tap into to get your knowledge base fully up to speed and stave off the craziness before it even hits. One of our favorites is Martha Stewart’s Parties and Projects for the Holidays with its great format that covers everything from the type of party (dinners, open houses, etc.) to projects and recipes. Another great resource is Christmas PartiesWhat Do I Do? from the What Do I Do series. It covers everything needed to plan Christmas party games, crafts and favors, and edible goodies and drinks to guarantee a memorable holiday and includes fun party ideas for New Year’s Eve and creative ideas for learning about Christmas traditions around the world should you want to put an ethnic diversity spin on your party this year. And our final great find is Holiday Theme Parties: Entertaining Ideas, Decorations & Recipes for Nine Unique Parties by the editors of Creative Publishing since it covers everything you need to host a festive gathering by offering nine themed party ideas with how-tos for every aspect of each. So stop worrying and start reading and we bet a lot of the tips you pick up from this year’s party will easily be usable for future events, as well!
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