How To Host The Perfect Holiday Party

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The holiday season is a time of warmth, joy, and community, especially in the cozy, close-knit setting of a manufactured home community like those at Bayshore. Hosting a holiday party in your home is a wonderful way to bring neighbors together and create lasting memories. 

Whether you’re planning a small, intimate gathering or a larger community event, here are some tips to ensure your holiday party is a memorable success.

Start With Festive Invitations 

Start by sending out joyful invitations. Digital invites are convenient and eco-friendly, but there’s something charming about hand-delivered, homemade cards. They add a personal touch and set the tone for a warm, inviting event.

Choose A Theme and Decor

Choose a theme that reflects the holiday spirit and your personal style. Decorations don’t have to be expensive; simple, DIY decor can add a magical touch. Think twinkling lights, handmade garlands, and ornaments. Use space efficiently in your manufactured home by focusing on key areas like the living room and dining area.

Select Food and Drinks

The heart of any holiday party is the food and drink. Potluck-style dining is not only practical but also fosters a sense of community as everyone brings a dish to share. Include traditional holiday favorites, but also encourage guests to bring dishes that are special to them. For drinks, set up a hot cocoa bar or offer a signature holiday cocktail.

Set the Mood: Entertainment and Music

Create a festive ambiance with a holiday music playlist. Consider having a designated area for dancing. For entertainment, organize games that suit all ages, like a holiday-themed trivia or a gingerbread house decorating contest. 

Set Up a Photo Booth

Set up a DIY photo booth with holiday props and a backdrop. This is a fun way for guests to capture memories and share their holiday spirit. 

Plan Activities for Kids

If children are part of your guest list, plan some kid-friendly activities to keep them engaged. Crafts like ornament making or a simple holiday scavenger hunt can be a hit. 

Find Comfortable Seating

Ensure there’s comfortable seating for everyone. Arrange furniture in a way that encourages mingling and conversation. 

Host A Gift Exchange

Organize a gift exchange or a secret Santa. It’s a heartwarming way to exchange presents and can be done with any budget. 

Send Thank-You Notes

After the party, send out thank-you notes. It’s a thoughtful gesture that shows your appreciation for your guests’ company and contributions. 

Foster Community Spirit

Finally, remember that the holiday season is about community and togetherness. Encourage guests to bring canned food or warm clothes that can be donated to a local charity after the party.

Hosting a holiday party in a Bayshore manufactured home community is about creating a warm, welcoming environment where neighbors can come together to celebrate. With these tips, you’re well on your way to hosting an unforgettable holiday gathering.

Spend your holidays in a beautiful manufactured home in a manufactured home community with Bayshore! 

We want to help you deck out your brand-new home during the holidays, and we invite you to tour our beautiful Bayshore communities of manufactured homes! Call Bayshore at (888) 855-1818 to find a Bayshore community in the location you want today!


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