Hosting a Last-Minute Holiday Party

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It’s easy to become overwhelmed by your social calendar this time of year. So, what happens when it’s your turn to host a holiday party at your Derby Park apartment in Grand Prairie, and you haven’t planned for it? There’s no need to worry. Here are some tips for hosting the perfect last-minute holiday get-together.

Keep the Menu Simple

The meal for a holiday party does not have to be flashy. A taco bar is an easy meal to set up and provides a way for guests to socialize while getting a plate of food. Something simple like a roasted chicken or pizzas can also work. Keep the drinks simple, as well. Opt for a bowl of punch instead of trying to prep a wide variety of drinks. Buy a set of holiday paper plates and napkins to make the cleanup easier as well.

Clean Quickly

The plank flooring in a Derby Park apartment makes cleaning quick and easy. Use dusting cloths and wet pads to give your floors a quick shine, and it will make your whole apartment look cleaner. Then all you’ll have to do is some simply tidying up before your guests arrive. A simmering pot with cloves and cinnamon can give the apartment a homey, holiday aroma as well.

Decorate Fast

You don’t have to turn your apartment into a winter wonderland to host a simple holiday party. Just a few light touches can get the point across perfectly. Set out a few holiday candles in nice seasonal colors. Serve snacks on a decorated holiday tray. Put up one or two strings of lights and you’re all set!

Rent a Coatrack

Many of your guests will likely be wearing a jacket or coat this time of year and most people forget to prep for that. Instead of ending up with a huge stack of coats on your bed, check party stores where you can rent a coatrack for around $20. Post it by the entryway for your guests.

Those are some simple tips to help you host a last-minute holiday get-together. If you have friends or family members who are ready to move into a new home this holiday season, be sure to let them know there are still Grand Prairie apartment floor plans available.