The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear, so let’s throw a Cocoa and Christmas Carols party to celebrate the season!
This time of year is jam-packed with twinkle-lit opportunities to celebrate the season. From gingerbread house parties to cookie exchanges, families aren’t lacking for holiday activities.
As much fun as it is to plan and participate in these big events, lately I’ve been craving something a little simpler to focus on creating memories with my family. This Cocoa and Christmas Carols holiday get-together is the perfect way to spread holiday cheer. Let’s simplify the holidays with an old-fashioned caroling party!
How to Host a Caroling Party
Getting together with friends doesn’t have to be time-consuming or expensive. I’ve teamed up with the Chinet® brand to show you how to simplify your holiday get-togethers and host the ultimate caroling party.
Just like me, the Chinet brand believes that time spent with our favorite people should be the center of every gathering. That’s why you can count on Chinet brand products for ease and convenience. Take the stress out of hosting and stock up on everything you’ll need to pull off the ultimate holiday party.
Here are 7 tips for organizing a Cocoa and Christmas Carols party in your neighborhood:
Save the Date
December is a busy month and the calendar fills up fast, so send out invitations or save the date as so as you can. Consider a Sunday evening to avoid the party-heavy Friday and Saturday nights.
Plan the Music
Take a few moments to decide what songs you will be signing beforehand. I chose 5 popular Christmas carols and printed out the lyrics for each one. Not everyone knows the lyrics to every Christmas song, so it will make those who don’t know them well feel much more comfortable singing for others.
Map Your Route
Whether you want to just make the rounds in a specific neighborhood, or hit up particular people, your event will run a bit more smoothly if you map your route and plan ahead. Remember to keep it short and sweet, don’t plan a marathon singing session. After an hour guests will likely be ready to head back home and warm up so be sure to plan your route accordingly.
Practice Makes Perfect
There’s no need to schedule practice rehearsals ahead of time, but a little practice before heading out will make sure everyone is comfortable singing the music you have chosen. Gather around the piano, or just the Christmas tree and pass out the printed copies of the music. Practice each song once or twice and remind everyone to use their best manners and nicest singing voices (no rouge “Batman smells” versions here.)
Not everyone loves to sing, so find other ways to include them in the caroling fun. The best part of Christmas caroling is watching the reactions of the people who open their doors to find you and your crew singing loud for all to hear. You don’t need to be singing in order to spread Christmas cheer, so give those who don’t want to sing a job like ringing jingle bells or passing out candy canes or cookies.
Spread Cheer with a Small Gift
While you are already spreading Christmas cheer with your singing, it’s nice to give a little treat too. Put cookies on Chinet® Classic White™ plates and wrap them up. Chinet plates are known for more than just their durability, they are also both elegant and environmentally conscious, which makes them ideal for spreading holiday cheer.
Warm-Up After Caroling
Plan to wrap things up and warm-up after caroling back at the house with a hot cocoa bar. Hot cocoa bars are one of my favorite things to include at holiday parties. Not only are they festive, everyone has fun and loves creating their own cocoa creations.
How to Create the Ultimate Hot Cocoa Bar
Stock your cocoa bar with Chinet® Comfort Cup® insulated hot cups for guests to make their own toasty creations. Provide toppings like marshmallows, chocolate chips, and whipped cream.
I like to use the Chinet® Cut Crystal® cutlery to create chocolate dipped spoons with a variety of flavors and toppings. My kids love to use these chocolate spoons to stir their cocoa and we keep these on hand all season long!
Make sure to have lots of Chinet® Classic White™ dessert plates for guests to load up on cookies to go with their cocoa. You can even ask friends to bring a dozen of their favorite Christmas cookies to share. Be sure to have plenty of Chinet® Classic White™ All Occasion napkins on hand to clean up sticky hands.
Spread Holiday Cheer
Remember that this Cocoa and Christmas Carols’ holiday party is the perfect way to simplify and spend time spreading holiday cheer.
Remember that this event isn’t the place to focus on perfection. You may not get the perfect photo (it will likely be too dark) or perform the perfect polished performance. This is about bringing loved ones together and creating memories together.
Let Chinet products help take the stress out of entertaining and create a holiday party that is full of magic and cheer!