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Celebrate The Holidays All At Once

By Miri Maon

All the Holiday Parties in One?

In an effort to help the month of August not feel isolated because it has no major holidays, why not consider holding any party you would host in August? If you host 3 holiday parties throughout the year, do it all at once at one holiday celebration sometime during the month of August. You don’t have to compete with every other party giver for attendance and you extend the holiday season for everyone. Call it something like the “August Holiday Extravaganza.” Doesn’t Christmas in August have a nice ring to it and how about ringing in the new or current year in August? I can tell you think it is such a crazy idea, but I just know the party person inside you know you want to do this.

Decisions, Decisions

Now that you have decided to do your holiday entertaining in August, all you have to do is decide which holiday or holidays you want to celebrate. Celebrate one or celebrate them all, it is up to you. Perhaps even celebrate birthdays of those you do not normally see at birthday time. There are no rules when it comes to holiday entertaining. Decide the days to celebrate and may the good times be with you.

Location, Guest List and Invitations

The biggest decision you will have is the location of the event. If your home is not desirable, a location such as a local park or beach will be the appropriate venue for your holiday entertaining. You might need a permit to use either of the above noted location, but they can be obtained from the town, usually at a reasonable cost. Next on the agenda is the guest list. Include those folks that invite you to their holiday party and anyone else you think might enjoy such an offbeat way of celebrating holidays. Another decision is to make the event family or adults only and pets or no pets. Send out your invitations in a timely manner to allow your guests time to plan. Just because August has no holidays, it is still prime vacation time. Explain your celebration thoroughly as folks might have some misunderstanding about the concept.

Decorations and Games

Don’t forget to decorate for the holidays you are going to celebrate. Perhaps a turkey or pumpkin will show up in swim wear, and the Easter Bunny just might arrive in his best sun suit. Lots of colored lights spells Christmas as does a tree with decorations and pin the tail on Rudolph. Flags, flags and more flags say patriotism better than anything in the world. Bobbing for watermelon chunks is a great way to celebrate Halloween and at least one witch is sure to show up at your holiday party. If you know any pyro technicians, they might be persuaded to recreate the Fourth of July fireworks, but on a much smaller scale. Break out the horse shoes and volleyball to keep your guests active and interested during your party,

The Food

Your menu will make or break your holiday entertaining. While you don’t have to serve any traditional holiday food, it will be fun to serve turkey or ham sandwiches rather than a roasted turkey or baked ham and potato salad rather than a baked or mashed potato. The less complicated the food is, the easier it will be to serve and eat and keep up with the activities.

When it come time to get together for aspecial occasion, you want to make an impression that will shine Stop by this new site for a lot of great tips on how to throw a memorable party for any occasion. Be sure to check out the Holiday Entertaining guide as well.

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