Hosting a Large Family Christmas
Planning Ahead is Essential
When hosting a large family Christmas, the most important part is planning ahead. Make a list of who’s coming, what activities you’d like to do, and who can help with the cooking and the decorations. This way everyone can be on the same page and you can ensure that everyone is happy and comfortable.
Organize the Space
Make sure to organize the space in a way that can accommodate all of your guests. Set up extra tables and chairs if necessary, and make sure there are plenty of places for people to sit. If you can, rent a tent and set it up outside to give everyone some extra space.
Choose a Menu
When hosting a large family Christmas, you want to make sure to choose a menu that is easy to prepare and feeds everyone. Choose a few main dishes and sides that can be prepped ahead of time. Ask family members to bring a dish or two as well to help lighten the load.
Don’t forget to add some festive decorations to celebrate the holiday. Hang up Christmas lights, put up a Christmas tree and add some festive table decorations. Ask family members to bring a decoration or two to add to the festivities.
Come up with a few activities to keep everyone entertained. You could play board games, have an outdoor scavenger hunt, or even a Christmas movie marathon. Get everyone involved and make sure to set up activities for all ages. This will make the day more fun for everyone.
Enjoy the Moment
Finally, make sure to enjoy the moment and savor the time with your family. Take plenty of pictures to remember the day and make sure to thank everyone for coming. Hosting a large family Christmas is a lot of work, but it can also be a lot of fun!