We are officially in the thick of December! During this time of year everyone gets busy with holiday parties and social gatherings, so we wanted to make sure you have the perfect Christmas party this season.

When planning an event the less stress, the better,  which is why so many people choose The Glenerin Inn to host their Christmas Party in Mississauga. We take care of all the details for you. Take a look at our staff’s top suggestions for making your Christmas party the best one yet!

Do Start With a Budget

Start with a budget and stick with it. When you work within the parameters of your budget you can ensure your holiday party is stress-free and fun for all. We know you want to have the perfect event, but you don’t need to go overboard on spending. Instead, focus on ensuring your budget is realistic and includes all expenses. It’s a good idea to set aside a small amount for any last-minute details you overlooked during your initial planning.

Don’t Forget Christmas Music

You can’t forget Christmas music! Don’t leave this to chance by assuming you’ll be able to find a great Christmas playlist at the last minute. Instead, pre-plan your playlist or tune into a holiday channel that will be playing holiday tunes while your party is going on. Depending on the type of party you’re having, you may even want to bring a Karaoke machine and have a Christmas carol showdown.

Do Some Christmas Decorating

This is one of the most exciting parts of a Christmas party, so make it is as festive as possible. When decorating you can choose many different themes, such as Winter Wonderland or a Golden Christmas. You can always stick to the festive and classic red, green and white colour theme. At Glenerin Inn, our historic property is impeccably decorated in the holiday spirit, the perfect backdrop for your Christmas party.

Don’t Have Your Phone Out

As the host, you want to make sure your guests are having a great time. Having your phone out keeps anyone from coming up to you and engaging in conversation. It also distracts you from what’s going on during the party. You’re hosting an event, and it’s important to walk around and talk with different people to ensure everyone is enjoying themselves.

Do Have a Dress Code

From formal attire to an “ugly” Christmas sweater theme, or even a simple red or green outfit, dress codes for holiday parties are a fun way to get everyone in the holiday spirit.

Don’t Forget a Safe Ride Home

Never forget to plan ahead so guests have a safe way home. Whether that means calling a Taxi company, Uber, Lyft or getting a ride home with a friend. Ensure guests have a safe way to get home or have your party at a venue like Glenerin Inn where guests can stay the night – it’s important that none of your guests drink and drive.

Do Play Some Games

From life-size Jenga to ping pong or cards, games are what can make a party memorable. Having different games allows guests to choose something they’re interested in and will get people more involved and social.  

Don’t Take on Too Much

Make sure you get some help, especially if the party is large. Whether you have a social committee at work, or you want to rely on friends and family, planning an event alone can be stressful. At Glenerin Inn, our staff is always ready to help you with the planning and hosting of your Christmas Party. We’ll help ensure you have the perfect event!

Do Celebrate Your Christmas Party in Mississauga!

This holiday, we hope you’re able to spend time with those you love and have an amazing, memorable season. Cross the party off your to-do-list and make Glenerin Inn the venue for your Christmas Party. Contact us today to make reservations or to learn more details about our events and room packages!