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After shopping for the
perfect gift for everyone on your list, finding the prettiest
New Year’s Eve dress and wrapping up last minute details at work, planning a holiday soirée can be S-T-R-E-S-S-F-U-L. Fortunately, celebrity host and best-selling author Ross Mathews has the ultimate tips for triumphantly hosting (and surviving) every
holiday party in your calendar this year.
What are your secrets to hosting a stress-free holiday party? "Plan ahead! When it comes to entertaining, don’t leave everything until the last minute – do as much as possible beforehand so you’re not running around like a Real Housewife without a cocktail when your guests start to arrive."
What are your tips to being the perfect holiday party host? "Like most events, throwing a
successful holiday party is all about making sure your guests have food and drink in hand. Why should you spend the whole party working? Instead, keep it simple. Rather than having a variety of drinks, serve a holiday punch in a big bowl that everyone can enjoy. One of my favourite stores, Target, has the cutest red stoneware drink dispenser with a chalkboard and matching steins so you can label whatever beverage is inside. Cheers!"
Read more holiday party tips from Ross Mathews after the jump…