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When Should You Host a Holiday Party? Before Christmas or After?

Everyone wants to have their holiday parties at the perfect time during the holiday season. But when exactly is the best time for your party? We're listing a few pros and cons regarding the different holiday party times to help you decide for yourself.

Before Christmas

This is the most popular time for holiday parties, but that means that your guests might already have full calendars and won't be able to make it to your celebration. This could be a pro, on the other hand, since your friends are going to expect to attend holiday parties during this time and will make extra space in their social calendars accordingly.

After Christmas

This is when we squeeze in massive department store sales, last minute family visits and post-holiday projects before returning to work. It's not going to be easy to squeeze a party in this small space between Christmas and the New Year, but if you do it right it can turn out amazingly well. Besides, squeezing in another party between Christmas and New Year's will help postpone the post-holiday blues!

After New Year's

Let's face it: the festivities are just about finished after New Year's Day. Everyone has done their partying and they are ready to pack up the holiday décor. It's rare to see a holiday party after this time, but you can sometimes see humorous tree removal or light packing parties. If you do decide to host a party during this time, it could be one last holiday hurrah!

When it comes down to it, the party date is up to you. Perhaps there is no better or worse time for a party because a party is what you make of it. So if you want to have a party on Christmas Eve, the day after Christmas or on New Year's Eve, there's no "wrong time" to celebrate!