Sunday, January 7, 2018

January Doesn't Have to Mean an End to the Party

Written by a contributing writer 

You probably have been clearing up after the holidays and all the festivities seem like a bit of a distant memory for you and the kids. However, the fun doesn’t have to stop simply because it’s January and New Year’s day has come and gone. You can get the year off to a great start by hosting a get-together for all your nearest and dearest instead. Perhaps there are people you didn’t get to spend time with over Christmas because they were away, or maybe you just want to spend even more quality time with those that you love the most. There are hundreds of great reasons to invite people over to enjoy some food, drinks, and good company. You can continue to build family memories. It might even become an annual event that everyone looks forward to.

It’s time to pull out that new notebook and pen, or iPad that you got for Christmas, and begin making a list of things you’ll need to get for an evening of fun. As a busy mom; you’ll already understand the importance of preparation and how it’s crucial to any event to plan ahead and pick up stuff as efficiently and as affordably as possible. The following are some ideas for moms who want to head into their kitchen, perk-up their January and host their family and friends this month for an evening to remember.

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Stocking Up

Whether you’re planning a varied buffet table of treats and food, or more of a sit-down dinner situation; you’ll need to figure out all the elements that you’ll need so that everyone leaves full and happy. Take as much stress out of the situation as possible and whip up some of your tried and true favorites so that you know you won’t be panicking in the kitchen on the day of your dinner party. You can utilize the internet to grab some recipe ideas and to buy alcohol online so that you’re not traipsing around with bags of bottles in the supermarket as you try and decide what you need. An array of fresh food favorites is another way to fill people up with something different than what they’ve been eating throughout December, and it will save you cooking and baking time too. Get your food delivered; many stores offer this service, so arrange the delivery for a couple of days in advance so that you have time to pop out and get anything you’ve forgotten. It’s all about keeping stress levels low for a fun get-together.

Get Everyone Involved

You could save even more time and energy by asking your dinner guests to bring a dish or two and a bottle of what they’d like to drink. You can set the culinary theme of the evening and your loved ones can bring over family recipes for a table packed full of food for everyone to enjoy. You’ll be able to concentrate on the setting and ambiance of your home, and you can ensure that everybody is enjoying themselves. You’ll be known as the mom who makes January a time to look forward to and who keeps the party going!

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