5 Items You Should Never Forget When Hosting a Holiday Dinner Party

Posted On November 29, 2018

Christmas and Hanukkah are just around the corner. Hopefully, all of your relatives and friends have RSVP’d for your holiday dinner party. Now, it’s time to start planning a memorable gathering. Oftentimes, we’re so focused on the menu that you may forget these items:

    1. Tables & Chairs

      After confirming your guest list, take inventory of the tables and chairs that you have at your house. Can everyone fit around your dining room or kitchen table? Do you have enough room for that inevitable surprise, last-minute guest? If you don’t, rent tables and chairs for the event. This is a great alternative for those who don’t host parties or family gatherings regularly. It will save money and space in your garage.

    2. Games

      After confirming your guest list, take inventory of the tables and chairs that you have at your house. Can everyone fit around your dining room or kitchen table? Do you have enough room for that inevitable surprise, last-minute guest? If you don’t, rent tables and chairs for the event. This is a great alternative for those who don’t host parties or family gatherings regularly. It will save money and space in your garage.

    3. Tablecloths

      Tablecloths are items that hosts typically forget about until the day before Christmas/Hanukkah or (gulp) the day of. Plan your table décor now. The décor is great way to set the mood for the festivities. However, tablecloths can be expensive to purchase, even from discount stores. Often times these tablecloths can be rented, such as the wide selection of linen rentals from Family Rentals.

    4. Servingware 

      Take inventory of your kitchen a few days before the holiday. Do you have enough glasses, silverware and servingware for the confirmed guest list? If you don’t have enough dishes or glasses for the party, don’t rush to the mall just yet, you can always rent them. It is generally cheaper to rent glassware and servingware than buying them from a home supply store and you often have a much wider selection to choose from. Better yet, rental companies such as Family Rentals offer delivery and pick up of your rental, so you do not need to worry about returning them. This will allow you to spend more time focusing on throwing an unforgettable holiday dinner party.

    5. Projector

      Although a video projector is not a must-have item for Christmas or Hanukkah, it’s nice to stroll down memory lane by looking at old videos with the family. Your loved ones will get a kick out of seeing how the kids have grown, and the teenagers will laugh at videos of their parents and grandparents in the crazy 80’s fashions. This is also a great way to entertain guests while you’re finishing up dinner.

      Do you have all of these items on hand? If not, you still have time to get these must-have items. For those in the South Florida area hosting a holiday dinner party, be sure to check out the wide selection of party rentals from Family Rentals.