Holiday Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Holiday event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.

The theme of Holiday for a party has limitless potential. And the same goes for the music selection as well. It simply wouldn't be a holiday without endless tunes playing. You could base the choice of music say on a particular city popular with tourists like Paris, with French music or jazz for New Orleans. If the theme of your party is however a beach holiday, maybe Hawaiian or Caribbean tunes would be more the flavor of the evening. The place determines the party play list in this situation.

Which ever way you go with your Holiday themed party we have compiled for you a list of popular songs that would go great with any holiday themed party. Guests are sure to dance and sing along to these songs. These songs are all upbeat, peppy all set to rev up your guests:

1. Mr. Bean’s holiday by Shaggy
2. Summer holiday by Cliff Richards
3. The Holiday by the Pixies
4. Holiday by Green Day
5. Holiday by Madonna
These catchy tracks are sure to get your guests swinging their hips, singing along and generally getting into the holiday mood. Even Scrooge would get down to these celebratory compositions! The idea with this party theme is to bring to your guests the carefree attitude, excitement and basically the rush people people experience from a holiday. Keep that in mind while you plan your party supplies and the music for the event. The songs qualify as musical decorations for this holiday happening. Quick tip: Avoid any shopping on the day of the gala to ensure being the hostess with the mostess as with having a stress free relaxing time. Have delicious food at an event and always give guests a few healthy alternatives to high fat, high calorie foods. Build excitement about the event by doing something different or unique with the invitations like including artwork or a picture to the guests.

Preparing homemade holiday party supplies and handmade party goods such as garden flags, party banners and balloon bouquets can take some time, but most people will find the results are worth the effort. These little objects of beauty do much to enhance the fest. Other homemade party supplies and handmade party goods such as handmade banners, colorful streamers and homemade centerpieces make a party better. Homemade centerpieces are a nice addition to a holiday table and can be designed according to the holiday theme. Guests will expect far more from a holiday table than food.

More often than not, homemade party goods and handmade party supplies compare in size and color to other holiday items. For instance, handmade holiday items for Christmas are red and green. These are the festive Yuletide hues people expect to see. These colors can then be used to create a holiday theme using handmade red and green party streamers and signs. In addition to the party streams and signs, handmade holiday party supplies such as homemade holiday flowers, handmade wreathes and holiday centerpieces are a great addition to a holiday party. The phrase say it with flowers has never been more applicable.

Most hosts will find that making handmade party goods and homemade holiday party supplies a lot of fun. Making these tokens will be just as much fun as the soiree itself. From making traditional holiday tissue flowers to creating a beautiful holiday wreathes, the options are endless and therefore careful research will show a true comparison between the homemade and handmade items. Both are sure to catch the eyes of admiring guests.

A holiday party is a festive gathering of friends and family members; make any seasonal festivity one to remember with the help of a holiday party cake. People love to ring in the holidays with a primo pastry.

Perhaps the common—and creative—form of the holiday party cake is the Christmas cake. The possibilities for beautiful theme Christmas cakes are endless; the host, for example, could take a basic sheet cake and top it off with colorful icing and party supplies such as plastic reindeer, candied Santas, and tiny faux Christmas trees strewn with festive lights. Beautiful and whimsical cake toppers would be ideal for a Yuletide cake. Or, with the help of red and gold food coloring or similarly hued butter cream icing and a flower-shaped cake pan, she could create a holiday cake that resembles a poinsettia. Imagine the reactions of guests when they see this beautiful cake. They will find it almost too pretty to eat!

Of course, Christmas is not the only time to prepare a holiday party cake. Easter cakes are also popular, and can take a variety of forms. These cakes can be ethereal or just adorable in appearance. With the use of a bunny-shaped cake pan, a standard chocolate cake could morph into an oversized Easter bunny. Or, by baking a cake in an egg-shaped pan and topping it with icing in festive colors like pink and white, a host could present the confectionary likeness of an Easter egg. Kids will love the cake as much as their Easter baskets.

Valentine’s Day is another perfect time for a holiday party cake; with the use of an appropriately shaped cake pan and red icing or food coloring, a host literally can serve their heart up on a plate to that special someone.

Holiday parties can be indoors, outdoors, in rented halls, on private yachts or just about anywhere that people congregate. Things always go better when decorations and paper party goods are carefully chosen to represent the holiday and provide ease of entertaining.

Every civilization in history has assigned special significance to at least a few of these on a regular basis from the time that calendars were invented. People just seem to need to have holiday celebrations that commemorate events and persons of importance to the group.

Hence as soon as holiday celebrations were invented the holiday feast developed soon afterward. Then time off from work and eventually paid holiday schedules were demanded and that's the way things have stayed ever since. Now nothing on the holiday calendar is safe from the holiday party.

Sweetest Day, Secretary's Day, Grandparents' Day, or even Boss's Day are all celebrated in at least some traditional holiday parties. These parties take very similar forms regardless of which culture or holiday is under consideration. No one is likely to exit without a good laugh after a good, well planned party.

Here are a few elements of the great party:
Invitations must be sent in approximately two weeks time frame from the date of the intended event.
Decorations and paper party goods are to be purchased and appropriately placed in order to optimize the best aspects of the holiday to be celebrated.
Food! Is always of optimal concern in order to provide the best opportunity to show a high degree of respect for the person or event to be celebrated.
Games and entertainment are to be carefully planned and organized for the best potential enjoyment of every guest on the guest list. Follow these simple rules and fun will be had by all!

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Holiday History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Holiday theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

The Holiday Party is perhaps the most beautiful—and flexible—festivities on today’s party scene. It is not only beautiful but ever changing in nature. A Holiday Party, for all intents and purposes, can be whatever the host chooses to make it. So put your imagination and ideas to work in planning.

This wasn’t always the case. Indeed, early versions of the Holiday Party followed a very strict set of social regulations. There was no room for deviation or even creativity. At a Christmas party, for instance, the host would be required to set out a Nativity scene, an X-mas tree bedecked with angels and other spiritual symbols, and stockings for the kids (or shoes, as is the case in France). At Thanksgiving, she would prepare a turkey accompanied by numerous side dishes, and Grace would be said before the meal. On or just before both occasions, the family would attend church services, and perhaps special programs and pageants at their children’s schools. The same pattern would be followed each and every time, no exceptions.

These rich holiday traditions survive to this day, where they are still honored and celebrated in a variety of homes and communities. Yet at many neighborhood, scholastic and community celebrations, the nature of the Holiday Party has morphed to please people of all faiths and beliefs. Today's happenings are different--not to mention much fun.

These days school and community parties reflect a variety of faiths. A Nativity Scene might be posted next to an oversized Star of David, and participants might sing “Silent Night” one moment and a Kwanzaa song the next. These celebrations might also forego religious symbols altogether, in favor of general songs of celebration, sung amidst settings of colorful ribbons and fragrant flowers. This supplies a beautiful setting for fun and frivolity. And, depending on everyone’s tastes and beliefs, today’s Thanksgiving feasts might feature vegetarian turkey in addition to potatoes and dessert.

In the privacy of one’s home, a Holiday Party can still be a private celebration of faith, one involving angelic choruses (well, depending on just how well everyone in the family can sing?), lavish Nativities, and prayers that express divine gratitude for another holiday spent together. Plan a Holiday Party today! A blank wall is a canvas waiting to be decorated with your artistic related theme ideas. Good organization is the key to planning an occasion with less stress, so may lists and check things off as you go. A blank wall is a canvas waiting to be decorated with your artistic related theme ideas. The history of Holiday has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Holiday to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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