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How to Host a Dinner Party for the Holidays

a holiday dinner party

Today, the Liv Ahwatukee Apartments Blog has a few ideas for hosting a dinner party in your apartment here in Phoenix, AZ. Whether you’re dining with friends or family, these ideas are sure to help. Check them out below! 

Prepare the setting.

If you’re bringing people into your home, stay proud of your beautiful environment by getting some cleaning done before the big day. If you need to deep clean, start today to get it out of the way so that you can focus on upkeep in the days leading up to the party. Decorate as you clean so you can keep the apartment fitting for the occasion! Add some flowers, winter scents, warm blankets in your favorite colors of the season, tablecloths, and photos that bring back the nostalgia of the season.

Of course, think about how people will use your area, too. Be sure to have ample seating for everyone and even options for more (in case unexpected guests arrive). Keep the apartment at a comfortable (but slightly cool) temperature so people don’t heat up too quickly. Also, have Wi-Fi login information handy in case anyone asks.

Communicate what the party will entail.

Before people arrive, they should already know the basics of what to expect: how hungry they should be, how they should dress, and whether they should bring any games or treats to share with others. As you’re inviting everyone, let them know the answers to these questions so they can feel comfortable, excited, and ready for the festivities.

Be friendly and personable.

Create a welcoming environment for everyone by greeting each guest personally and talking to them throughout the night. Have conversation starter topics ready if you’re worried about things not flowing well. Ask about people’s lives and be willing to genuinely listen to what they say. Keep things non-controversial yet meaningful and easy. And be open to ideas for playing group games, if that’s how things go when the dinner talk is over.

What are your best tips for hosting a holiday dinner party? What are your best tips for getting things clean and ready in time? Let us know in the comments so we can all benefit. Thanks for reading our post today. Good luck, and happy holidays!