Here are Some Suggestions that May Make Holiday Parties Less Stressful

guests raising their glasses at a holiday party

Here are some suggestions to likely alleviate the stress of hosting a holiday party.

For those of us who are hosting friends and family for the holidays, we may be feeling the pressure of throwing a perfect party.  However, hosting a party doesn’t have to be an anxiety-inducing event.  Here are some steps that we can implement that may alleviate the stress associated with hosting a holiday party.

  • Prepare Party Food in Advance

When planning our party menus, it’s suggested that we consider dishes that we can prepare ahead of time.  For example, items like soups, stews, quiches, and tarts can be prepared in advance and then frozen until the day of our parties.  By cooking ahead of time, we can save ourselves the stress of preparing a full meal while simultaneously trying to take care of last-minute party preparations, greeting guests, setting the table, attending to household decorations, preparing the beverages.

  • Stock Up on Easy Snacks and Drinks

There’s nothing more stressful than running out of food and drinks during a party. The best way to avoid this faux pas is by stocking up on snacks and beverages in the days leading up to our parties.  Loading up on foods that require minimal preparation is an easy way to make sure that all our guests are satisfied.

  • Take Care of Cleaning Gradually

Trying to completely clean our places in a single weekend is likely a surefire way to stress ourselves out.  Rather than trying to get our homes guest-ready all at once, it’s suggested that we try to tackle this task in the weeks leading up to our parties.  For instance, we may want togradually clear up clutter and clean often-overlooked areas.  Then, the day before our parties, all we have to do is run the vacuum and clean our bathrooms, and we will be ready to go.

We at The Maria Sanchez Show hope you try out these suggestions to make your holiday party a stress-free affair.  Don’t forget to check out our latest program,Shadow Politics with Senator Michael D. Brown.   Tune in on Sundays at 4:00 p.m. PST/7:00 p.m. EST.

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