5 Must-Haves for Your First Christmas Party

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During the pandemic, most people around the country have changed their lifestyles. For some, the change has been minor – they might have started home fitness workouts or taken on a new hobby. But for some, the change has been major. 

Whether you have bought a house, welcomed a new baby into your household, or adopted a puppy, the holiday season that is just around the corner could be the best occasion to celebrate your achievements. 

Since the average person spends over one thousand dollars at Christmas, you should start your Christmas party planning by creating a Christmas budget. Once you have crafted the perfect one and you know how much to spend, get these must-haves for the perfect Christmas party!

 

Food, Drinks, and Snacks

 

There is no holiday season without holiday season food! And, if you feel like it, you should not hold back when it comes down to preparing Christmas dishes and enjoying traditional snacks. 

However, it is important not to forget that what we eat does have an impact on the world around us. So, make sure to limit your household food waste -which drastically increases over Christmas, shop local and seasonal, and opt for trying the plant-based alternative to your traditional Christmas dishes. And, make sure to note down the dietary requirements of your guests!

 

Christmas Lights

 

Nothing creates a Christmas atmosphere like Christmas lights! While you might want to keep your home’s energy consumption to a minimum, there are plenty of eco-friendly options to brighten up your home without burning through your budget. 

Opting for turnkey Christmas lights installation options is a great starting point. Additionally, you might consider investing in LED and solar-power lights that you can continue to use throughout the year for different purposes. 

 

Board Games

 

Whether you have invited your closest friends or you are looking to bring together most of the people that you know, you should never overlook the importance of entertainment. Of course, you will have plenty to catch up on, but board games don’t ever go out of fashion! 

Instead, they can keep everyone entertained while enjoying the evening. Monopoly might be a great starting point but you might consider quicker and funnier games to play with your friends of all ages and nationalities. 

 

Music

 

It can be very difficult to create the right festive atmosphere without music. In terms of creating the right playlist, there is not much you should worry about. In fact, you can easily find the right holiday season playlists by looking for them on popular platforms such as YouTube or Spotify. But don’t forget to invest in a good stereo or speaker to create a filling but not overpowering sound. 

 

The Right Decorations

 

Your home’s decorations are what sets a Christmas party apart from a normal party. However, during the holiday season, 25 million tons of additional garbage are created by households across the country. To prevent even a small portion of this, you might consider using natural, recycled, upcycled, or second-hand items to decorate your home instead of investing in new, single-use items. 

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Kori

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Kori is an autistic mom who also happens to have ADHD and Anxiety. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodivergent family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. As an empath, HSP, and highly intuitive individual, Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori provides life coaching services for neurodivergent women (and those who identify as women) as well as Oracle card reading, Tarot card readings, and energy healing.

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