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    The holidays are a time for festive parties with family, friends, food, and fun. But even the most experienced hostesses can still get overwhelmed when planning a holiday get together. If you’re hosting a party this holiday season, these four tips can ensure your soiree goes off without a hitch.

    1. Devise a Plan

    When it comes to throwing a stress-free holiday party, planning is key! Planning ahead and making a list will help alleviate a lot of the stress that comes along with hosting a holiday party. Knowing who is coming, what you will cook, and what day and time your party will be on, takes a lot of weight off of your shoulders. Also, don’t be afraid to delegate and give others a chance to help out!

    2. Cook Ahead Of Time

    One of the biggest stressors of hosting a holiday party is planning what foods and drinks to serve. Fortunately, there’s an endless slew of recipe inspiration online, so take some time to scour the web. Food Network, Pinterest and the like are great places to start. While the amount of food and drinks you’ll need will ultimately depend on how many people are attending your party, you can never go wrong with a few appetizers, a heartier main dish and of course, lots of sweet treats and drinks. Finalize your recipes, make a detailed shopping list and get any cooking out of the way the day before your party.

    3. Consider Having An Open House-Style Party

    Have you ever considered hosting an open-house style party? And no, we don’t mean a college-style open house party. If you have invited many guests, consider making the party open-house style to allow guests to stop by whenever they feel like and mingle as long or little as they want. This avoids having an overcrowded home and allows you to feel more organized and under control.

    4. Create a Playlist

    No one likes those awkward moments of silence that can occur all too often at the beginning of a party when only a few guests have arrived. Creating a playlist and having music stream in the background is a great way to make your home feel extra inviting and help guests feel at ease.

    Before you host a holiday party this season, be sure your HVAC system is working as efficiently as possible. After all, no one wants to party in an uncomfortable home. Schedule a maintenance appointment with the professionals at Energy Air and your heating and cooling system will be in tip-top shape for your get together and all season long.
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