For us at Status Events the holidays are all about spending quality time and making memories with our friends and family. In fact, we love spending time with our friends and family so much that we turn our mundane holiday preparations into an opportunity to host a party!
Trim My Tree Gathering
Set up your tree with the lights and garland and invite you friends and family over to help decorate your tree. Tell your friends all you want for Christmas is a special ornament of their choice to add to your tree so you can have a piece of them with you throughout the holidays. The best part about this is that your guests will likely have a story connected with the ornament that they bring. Sharing these stories is a unique and touching way to connect with each of your guests.
Baking and Cookie Swap
The holidays are always littered with sweets and treats to indulge in before the daunting new years resolutions kick in and you head back to the gym for the month of January. Invite the bakers in your life over with 2 or 3 of their favourite holiday recipes, ingredients, and supplies (because really do you have 15 cookie sheets hanging around your house?!) and bake away! Oh, and make sure your guests bring their big Tupperware – once everyone is done their baking start swapping! A few of Aunt Sally’s gingerbreads, Grandma’s famous sugar cookies and your best friends to die for chocolate brownies and you have an amazing variety of holiday baking to put out at your upcoming holiday gatherings.
No, no not a rap party but a wrap party! Don’t leave the daunting task of wrapping all of the gifts until Christmas Eve when you will be left on your own trying to get everything done and then discover you have run out of tape! Pick a weeknight in mid December to invite your friends over with their presents to wrap, a roll of wrapping paper and some ribbon. With all of the paper and ribbon variety you will be in wrapping heaven and your creativity will soar! Think of all the extra hands you have now to hold the corners taut while you replace the roll of tape! Use the skills of your friends; you might have a closet bow master in your mix that you didn’t even know about!