Tips for Hosting a Christmas Tree Trimming Party
The Christmas tree trimming party is a beautiful tradition that many cherish. The fun and delight in decorating this beloved Christmas icon magnifies when shared with family, friends, and neighbors. Tree trimming is a wonderful way to start your Christmas festivities and usher in the holiday spirit. It also engages everyone whatever their age, from grandmothers and grandfathers to the little ones. These effective tips will help you host an elegant tree trimming party with style and ease:
Invite ahead of Time
Everyone has their own tree to decorate, so make sure to send out your invitations early. Instead of just inviting with a phone call, foster some creative spirit by making your own invitations. Simple cardboard cut into a Christmas tree shape and adorned with glitter or ribbons adds a dash of holiday splendor that will entice your guests. Ask guests to bring an ornament or two that either represents them or that they made themselves to be hung on your tree as a distinctive keepsake.
Create a Welcoming Atmosphere
Hang an opulent and stately wreath on the door, and place some sparkling embellishments here and there to ready the house for the gathering. Evoke a jovial mood by playing favorite Christmas carols.
Set up the Tree
To instill effortless fun, set up your tree before the guests arrive. Mount it in the center of the room to ensure enough decorating space from all sides. Christmas lights should also be pre-strung around the tree to eliminate tangled wires that could distract from the decorating extravaganza.
Offer Some Arts and Crafts
Creating handicraft ornaments is a great way to add enjoyment. Set a separate table outfitted with tasteful and luxurious materials for those who want to contribute their creative genius. Just stick to ornaments that are easy to make like Styrofoam or clear plastic balls than can be adorned with some vibrant ribbons and glitter.
Sort out Ornaments
To avoid mishaps with ornaments, separate delicate ornaments from fabric or plastic ones. Placing these in separate boxes makes it easier for children to access the more durable ornaments. Young guests will also enjoy taking charge of a box of candy canes for the tree.
Host your party the old-fashioned and cozy way – with delicious hot cocoa and delectable baked goodies. Bake cookies shaped into stars, Christmas trees, and reindeer and serve them together with other finger foods to refresh your guests.
Entertain the Kids
While trimming the tree is fun itself, prepare some games to keep the children focused and occupied! This also gives adults time to put on the delicate ornaments.
Thank Guests with an Ornament
The perfect way to end a tree trimming party is to give guests a beautiful ornament as a way of saying thank you. This may be one you made prior to the party or one you let them choose from those you have brought out.