creating a playlist. Don’t play music too loudly during your party — just loud enough that people can hear it but still have a conversation without having to raise their voices. STEP 7: Entertain your guests. The best conversations and memories are formed when people are engaging in something as a group. Create areas of your home where people will gather
— like a drink station or dessert table. You want to direct people to common areas so they won’t be too spread out or disengaged. You can also put together fun holiday games without a lot of planning. There are lots of trivia games available on YouTube or on Google Home or Alexa devices. Split your guests into teams and see who knows their stuff. You can offer prizes for the winning team members. Dig out an old karaoke machine, and have fun singing Christmas carols at the top of your lungs.
STEP 6: Choose the right music. Having a little music in the background of your party can get everyone into the holiday spirit. You don’t have to only play holiday music, but stick to songs that are easy to listen to and create the ambience you’re going for — think Michael Buble, Elton John, Frank Sinatra. If you’re stuck on a playlist, ask your guests for song suggestions, or put one of your guests in charge of
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