Christmas celebrations will never be complete without Karaoke. Even if you are not a fan of the festive season, it pays to be prepared for it. Preparation is more than half the battle in our opinion because it’s never too early to start preparing for Christmas. We are here to show you how to prepare for Christmas day, without breaking a sweat. Let us simplify your Christmas preparations starting with a list to make things more manageable.
You need to set realistic expectations by breaking down the things you need to prioritize leading to the big day for you to not get overwhelmed. The more prepared you are the more free time you will have to bond with your loved ones. Time spent together with your family will always be the highlight of any celebration.
1.Set a budget and stick to it
First thing first, you need to work out your budget to be more practical and cost-effective. Keep in mind the things you need and how much they cost and the time you need to prepare them. List down the homecooked dishes you're going to prepare from the main dish to desserts, including how long they take to cook. Do a grocery audit well ahead of time to ensure you aren’t missing any essential items. This will help you figure out which order to cook your dishes in and will make preparing your Christmas meal easier.
2. Save the date
The month of December leading up to Christmas can get manic. Make sure you start filling in your calendar and make a note of the date when you booked your function room or karaoke bar for the Christmas parties. Somebody has to get on top of things to get everything organized. Send reminders to your family on your calendar to keep them updated too.
3. Finalize your guest list
The guest list is important for any type of party. This would determine the size and budget of your party. Make your list and start inviting people or you can start a group chat and include everyone in the family. Make sure that you’re not missing out on anyone. Ask for everyone’s availability and set a date and time for their convenience.
4. Don't hesitate to delegate tasks
Party planning can be a tedious job so feel free to delegate tasks to others. Even the simple things like who's bringing the dessert or who's bringing the Karaoke machine to your house. Confirm all your guest attendance and let them know if you need a hand with anything. Christmas celebrations are about giving and sharing so don't hesitate to seek help when needed.
5. Start present shopping early
Some very smart shoppers buy their gifts during the sales. Make a list of everyone you need to buy for. Set aside a few generic gifts for unexpected guests. Taking time will help you choose Christmas presents wisely and carefully so you won't have to worry about delivery times.
6. Eat, drink and do Karaoke
Most importantly, enjoy the company of your family, friends, and loved ones. Make the most of the time you spend with them and don’t worry if things don’t go perfectly according to plan. Christmas is all about giving not just gifts but of love. Give love, sing Christmas songs and enjoy the yuletide. May the spirit of the season bring you a joyous and wonderful Christmas!
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