In preparation for my own holiday party I thought some dos and don'ts instead of a DIY project would be more useful during this hectic time of shopping and gets togethers.
send out invites 2-4 weeks ahead of time with a request for RSVP including how to do so.
wait until last minute and get disappointed when nobody turns up.
speak to your neighbors before the party and keep their home, driveway & privacy in consideration. Don't
forget to explain to guests where it's OK to park and to be considerate of your neighbors when arriving and leaving.
Do decide if it's a sit down or loungy party.
Don't forget to put out enough chairs for guests and as a precaution have a few extra.
Do prepare as much food as possible ahead of time so you're not rushing last minute and don't forget to cater for vegetarians and those with allergies such as gluten.
Don't put out plastic food containers with lids - presenting in a nice dish makes a huge difference and never assume a veggie tray is sufficient.