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Tips for hosting a stress-free holiday party

by webdev

December 16, 2011

Hosting a holiday party is supposed to be fun, but anyone who has ever done it can tell you it can be downright stressful. However, there are several ways to decrease the anxiety to ensure you enjoy yourself alongside your guests, according to HGTV.

One of the best things to do is to make a list, the news source reports. By quantifying the tasks you need to do to prepare, you are better able to plan ahead and delegate tasks to family members or guests. Another tip is to cook any of the food ahead of time. Quiches, tarts, stews and soups freeze well and serve crowds, so you don't have to be stuck in the kitchen during the party.

You should also make sure to stock up on extra snacks and drinks before the party. The news source recommends having plenty of cheese, crackers and cookies on hand in case the food runs out. Same goes for drinks.

Decorating for the party doesn't have to be complicated, either, when you decorate for Christmas with flowers. Instantly spice up your entryway with a Classic Holiday Wreath, and jazz up the buffet with Christmas flowers like Teleflora's Peppermint Amaryllis.

This article is brought to you by Teleflora - a leader in the flower delivery service for over 75 years. Teleflora helps its customers buy flowers online and specializes in bringing the freshest available flowers for a variety of holidays and occasions - all hand-delivered in keepsake vases by the best local florists.


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