Holiday Party Essentials

The holidays are upon us and with them comes holiday parties! Parties are super exciting, but can also be very stressful. We suggest focusing on the essentials to not only ease the ache of planning, but also to make it more fun! We have compiled a few great ways on how to not only set the mood for holiday festivities, but also how you could have a fantastic holiday party at The Center as well!


Setting the tone of a holiday party is very important. This is one of the first things of planning you should do in order to create the aesthetic for the night! Some common questions to ask yourself include, do you want your party to feel like a traditional holiday party or would you prefer it to be a magical winter wonderland? Do you want it to be more formal and elegant or fun and relaxed? If you are undecided when you first start planning, finding a blank space canvas that is adaptable to your vision, like The Center, will help to decide your full scheme as you plan.


Entertainment can make or break any party! There are two types of entertainment you should consider, the first one being music. Rather you decide on a band, DJ, or simply play an iPod playlist through The Center’s in-house sound system; figure out what your guests would most likely enjoy without breaking your budget! Another type of entertainment would be to have special activities for your guests to participate in. Our small break out rooms are perfect for side activities! Photo booths, raffles, board games, and karaoke are just some of the options that we have seen at The Center! 


We don’t know about you, but at The Center food is one of our favorite topics to chat about! Along with the atmosphere of your party, there are several styles you can choose from for food. Buffets, stations, passed appetizers, and plated dinners are some of the main options that we see. Another fun idea is to incorporate a Holiday food station! We have seen several clever concepts including build-your-own hot cocoa stations and Holiday-themed candy/dessert bars. With six preferred caterers to choose from, the holiday options are endless! 


Hosting a Holiday Party for your friends or company is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer and can be a great bonding experience! No matter what you pick, we are here to help guide you along the way and make the planning process as painless as possible! Give us a call or comment below for additional info. Happy Holidays!