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A table set for Christmas dinner, with decorations

How to Host Christmas Dinner

Create Holiday Memories with a Traditional Christmas Dinner

When families reminisce over happy memories together, holiday parties with plenty of guests, delicious food, and festive decorations may make the top of the list. Creating these memories means a dedication to years of holiday traditions that can begin when you host a traditional Christmas dinner. If you’ve ever asked yourself how to host Christmas dinner, you’ve come to the right place.

A Time for Family and Friends to Come Together

Although some holiday celebrations include only the immediate family, learning how to host a Christmas dinner with many guests can be the spark that ignites years of happy reminisces. There is something special about gathering the whole extended family together for this joyous celebration. You may also like to invite close friends, neighbors, and people from your church or the less fortunate to share the feast with you.

Christmas Dinners Start with Food

Each family has its own traditions about what makes up a holiday dinner. Some may serve a turkey with all the trimmings, while others go for the classic Christmas goose. What you plan the menu, make sure there will be enough food for everyone and enough options so people with particular tastes, allergies or eating habits can find something to enjoy. If you are inviting a lot of guests, hosting a potluck Christmas dinner can take some of the pressure and expense away from you. To prevent having ten baskets of dinner rolls and no vegetable dishes, organize the potluck and make a list or assign categories different people. Do not forget dessert. What would a Christmas party be without pie and seasonal cookies?

Decorate Your Home Inside and Out

Creating a holiday mood requires more than dinner, drinks and sweets. Put on some holiday music and set up all the decorations your family has accumulated over the years. While candles may be a party favorite, keep them to the dinner table to prevent them getting knocked over or someone’s sleeve or hair getting too close and an accident happening.

The outside of your home should be lit with welcoming life and a gorgeous wreath on the door complete with a large red ribbon. The inside should likewise have Christmas accents and knick-knacks arranged neatly around the home. Don’t forget holiday towels in the bathroom and sprig of mistletoe hanging from the ceiling. Of course there are many different files of decor to choose from traditional to more modern favorites.