This year it’s my turn to host annual holiday party! Actually, it’s the 4th year in a row that I’ve been asked to host the annual holiday party. I guess I can say my hosting skills are THE BOMB! Hosting parties always seems like a daunting task, but with proper preparation, it can be smooth sailing! Before diving head first, I try to access how much movement will be involved. Sometimes, you have to workout hours before to ensure that you don’t have stiff joints for the day.  No matter what type of party it is, I always start my planning with 5 steps to ensure that I’m adequately prepared to SLEIGH these holiday parties!

Find Your Comfortable Pair of Pumps

Nothing is worse than limping the whole night! It’s ways important to make sure that your shoes are comfortable. Once you have that out of the way, it takes away about 50% of your worries for the night. After all, you will be moving around to make sure your guests are having a great time.

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Determine Your Playlist

In 2016, playlists are crucial! If you are in the passenger seat of a vehicle, you can lose major points for the wrong song selection. As a host, you are responsible for establishing the mood; there’s no way you can leave it to a random radio station to set the vibes. For the holiday season, I am very much a Mariah Carey, Destiny’s Child, Vybz Kartel, and Tory Lanez kind of person. But, when it comes hosting, you have to consider different types of genres. Usually, you can find me putting together the playlist in the wee hours of the night. That’s when I am my most creative!

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Makeup and Hygiene

With all the hustle and bustle, you need to make sure that your face is fresh and your armpits are too! After all, no one likes a stinky host. Dove’s  Dry Spray Antiperspirant goes on instantly dry and provides 48 hours of odor and wetness protection with all the care of Dove. Skincare is an important part of my daily regiment so I always use Dove when I am on the go! Also, it smells amazing! Whether you’re going straight to your office holiday party from work, or hosting at home, you’ll need a product that can keep up with your on-the-go lifestyle.

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Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!

It’s the holidays! This is the time you go bold, gold, and silvers! And of course, as a style blogger, it’s my favorite part of getting ready for holiday parties! This year, I am trying out a beautiful white corset under my gold blazer! I am sure that it’s going to bring down the house!

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Tiny Decorative Statements

After the caterer has been confirmed and the house is cleaned, it’s always great to add little decorative statements to the house. I’m a simple decorator. I love ornaments, candles, and the occasional stocking. These final touches set the mood when it comes to holiday parties.

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So what did you think of my list? Are you hosting any parties of your own?

Until next time,

Char!

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