Why I created “The Failsafe Plan for Hosting Christmas Dinner”
If you’re like me, you’ve got a lot on your plate at this time of year:
- cleaning up from Thanksgiving
- putting up all the Christmas decorations
- buying, writing, and sending all the Christmas cards.
- buying & making Christmas presents
- wrapping all the presents
- going to all the Christmas parties
- baking Christmas cookies
- doing Christmas activities with your kids
Oh! and could it be, that you will even be hosting your family’s Christmas Dinner again this year? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could relax and enjoy your own party for a change, instead of being the hectic hostess?
Ever Fall Asleep at Your Own Party?
One year, I was so exhausted after dinner, I fell asleep on my ottoman during the party – with all of my guests in the room! I had been working in the kitchen since 5 am, had one cocktail as I greeted my guests, then I served and ate dinner, and then the game was over. I just couldn’t keep my eyes open any longer, and I curled up and fell asleep straight away.
My guests thought it was funny – they had a great time posting pics of me curled up on my ottoman sleeping all over social meda! I was shocked and embarrassed as I woke up at 11:30pm when all my guests were going home!
Hosting a successful dinner party is all in the planning
Can you believe I missed my own party even though I was in the room? That’s because I didn’t plan properly. It was idiotic of me to think I could prepare all of the food fresh on the day of the party all by myself. I’m a good cook, but I’m not THAT good. I was exhausted!
Introducing “The Fail-safe Plan for Hosting Christmas Dinner”
I learned from that experience and promised myself that would never happen again. And it hasn’t because I designed The Failsafe Plan for Hosting Christmas Dinner. This plan has helped me throw the perfect party while being the perfect hostess. I do change up the menu every now and then, but I’ve learned that keeping it simple is the key to success.
Some families are so large, there’s no way one person could host the party alone. But if you have a smaller-sized party (no more than 10 guests or so) then this plan is ideal for you.
My Party Guidelines
- no more than 12 guests
- no BYOB at my house
- I do all of the serving and clean-up myself
- My hubby and I run the whole show and hope that our guests enjoy themselves sitting at our table enjoying food, drinks, and conversation.
- This is by no means a Martha Stewart kind of Christmas Party. I don’t deck the halls. We have a simple centerpiece, a Christmas tree, and a few other accent pieces throughout the house.
- No fancy place settings
- Simple (but delicious!) menu. I choose recipes that I can mostly prepare ahead of time. This way I can do all of the cooking myself over the course of a few days.
- Hubby is in charge of drinks, basting, and carving the turkey.
Your Party Guidelines?
Are you thinking of hosting a Christmas dinner similar to the one I just mentioned? Then check out “The Failsafe Plan for Hosting Christmas Dinner.” It equips you with everything you need to host a successful Christmas dinner party for about 10 people.
The 35-page FREE workbook includes:
- menu plan
- all recipes
- shopping list
- list of necessary serving equipment
- food prep checklists
- time schedule for the day of the party
Want to enjoy your own Christmas Dinner Party this year?
The Fail-safe Plan for Hosting Christmas Dinner is a free printable workbook that will help you throw a simple and elegant Christmas Dinner party for your family and friends.
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