Stress Less Holiday Challenge – Week 4: Party Planning! We’re on the last week of our Stress Less Holiday Challenge! I hope you have been feeling less stressed about the Holidays because I certainly have!
So far we’ve covered Organization, Money, Family, and Focusing on the True Meaning of Christmas to prepare you for the Holidays. This is the last week of our Stress Less Holiday Challenge (It’s not too late to join our Facebook group and get prepared with our daily ten minute challenges!!) and it’s all about party planning! Even if you’re not throwing a big party this year, your probably doing some sort of party-like activity for your family so be sure to follow along so that you can be stress free all of December!
Challenge 27: Create Party Invitations – One really easy way to do this is through Evite.com. You can email them out to your guest list or even text! If you’re not doing a formal party, maybe you need some sort of invitation for a family activity you’re doing, like a ticket for the Polar Express or to your traditional Holiday Movie Night. Whatever level of party invitations you need, work on those today!
Challenge 28: Plan Christmas Eve/Christmas Day Festivities – Whether you like to visit your Grandparents, or hit the snow Christmas day, get a rough plan together. We do a lot of festivities on Christmas Eve, and then take it a little easier on Christmas day so my plan will consist of a lot more Christmas Eve activities.
Challenge 29: Read up on how to be a good host!
I love when people come to my house for the holidays! It’s so surprising how having more people in the house can change the dynamics. I know for me if I’m not prepared then things don’t run as smooth and I’m a little stress through the whole visit. This challenge is a 2 parter. First, make a list of household chores that need to be done before your party or guest staying at your home. I’m not suggesting that you need to deep clean the whole house but the things that will only bug you!!! Make it simple so it’s doable. Make a schedule that won’t overwhelm you, so when they arrive at your doorstep, your ready to party!
Second: Stock up! This is the perfect time to stock up on paper plates, utensils, napkins, disposable tablecloths, batteries, etc.. We have a big family and I don’t want to do the dishes after each meal. This saves me a lot of time and I’m not stuck in the kitchen. Also, stock up your medicine cabinet. Tis the season for colds! One Christmas, my son, was sick and we couldn’t find anywhere that was open so we could purchase cold medicine. It was a miserable night!
Bonus: If you are the hostess with the mostess, you can make little baskets for the rooms of your guests. You can put little shampoo, conditioners, soap bars and treats, just to let them know how excited you are to have them in your home!
Challenge 30: Plan out what to wear! Your final challenge is to plan out your outfits for your whole family! Also, put blankets and extra jackets in the car just in case. For example at my Grandma’s Christmas party, I am always freezing when we do the piñata! With the blankets and jackets I will be prepared for me and my baby to be warm. Also, check out the cute clothes on the Lou Lou Girls Shop! I bought a cute new outfit for Thanksgiving!
Thanks for joining us! Has it helped you be less stressed?