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5 Ways To Host a Party Without Losing Your Mind

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5 Ways To Host a Party Without Losing Your Mind

3. Work as a Team

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When you are preparing for the party and cleaning up after the party, don’t be afraid to ask for help, especially from your family. Provide each member with a different task to do before the party and after. Your kids may be in charge of something small like setting the table. Then, after the party is over, split off into teams to tackle the cleaning up, dishes, garbage disposal, etc.

4. Stick to a Theme

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One of the problems with hosting a holiday party is that you can get overwhelmed with different ideas. There are countless Christmas recipes out there as well as different ideas for parties. While looking into the various games and treats to serve can provide you with plenty of inspiration, it can also be overwhelming and leave you wanting to do more than you can. So stick to a particular theme to help you decide what to make, what to bake and what to save for next year.

5. Keep the Kids Happy

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Finally, Christmas parties are not just about fancy cocktails and delicious treats. You also need to keep the kidlets happy. Consider a gift exchange or, if you have a good natured hubby, ask him to hire a Santa costume and hand out small gifts to the kids. This is one way to keep all your guests, even the little ones, happy until the end.

Are you ready to host a party without losing your mind?

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Jody Allen

Jody is the founder and essence of Stay at Home Mum. An insatiable appetite for reading from a very young age had Jody harbouring dreams of being a pu...Read Moreblished author since primary school. That deep-seeded need to write found its way to the public eye in 2011 with the launch of SAHM. Fast forward 4 years and a few thousand articles Jody has fulfilled her dream of being published in print. With the 2014 launch of Once a Month Cooking and 2015's Live Well on Less, thanks to Penguin Random House, Jody shows no signs of slowing down. The master of true native content, Jody lives and experiences first hand every word of advertorial she pens. Mum to two magnificent boys and wife to her beloved Brendan; Jody's voice is a sure fire winner when you need to talk to Mums. Read Less

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