Planning a family-friendly holiday party is a bit different from planning an adults-only dinner party. You’ve got to consider how best to accommodate the interests and taste buds of little ones while making sure adults have a good time as well. Around the holidays, families are getting together and kids are sure to be running wild underfoot. To ensure your holiday party is family-friendly and fun, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
Choose a fun location kids will love.
The park, beach, or backyard are a few great places kids will enjoy. If there’s enough room for them to run around without getting into trouble or getting hurt, then the adults will enjoy themselves as well.
Offer easy-to-eat finger foods.
When planning the menu, think about what kinds of foods kids like to eat and how easy it will be to serve them. Finger foods like chicken nuggets, pigs in a blanket, veggie dips, sandwiches, cookies, meatballs, and fruits are filling and fun to eat for all ages. Keep it simple when planning the menu so you can focus on what truly matters.
Keep the entertainment age-appropriate.
Holiday crafts, photo booths, dancing, karaoke, and bounce houses are a few great ways to entertain guests of all ages. Look up fun craft ideas online that kids can do on their own or with a parent. Create one-of-a-kind photo booths and use a Polaroid camera to capture memorable moments.
Choose a theme everyone will be excited about.
A holiday party theme will set the tone for the entire event. A few ideas to consider include Winter Wonderland, North Pole, Hawaiian Christmas, Ugly Sweater, Santa’s Workshop, and Nutcracker. Plan activities and games around your theme to bring the entire party together.
Create a playlist to set the mood.
Whether you have Spotify or Apple Music, find or create a playlist to set the mood before your guests start arriving. Or, hire a DJ to ignite the dance floor.
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