Holiday Planning Step 5 – Holiday Entertaining

There is something very special about holiday entertaining.  Everything is so sparkly and the festive spirit of the season seems to permeate everything from the guests to the food.  Coming together with our nearest and dearest, sharing the joys of life with others, is the core of what this season is all about. 

Don’t let holiday stress creep in and tarnish your enjoyment of your holiday party.  With a little careful planning and preparation you can sit back and enjoy your party with all your guests.

Plan and prepare all your holiday entertaining with these holiday planner printables

There is something special about holiday entertaining. Use the holiday entertaining printables to help you have a stress free holiday party.

Holiday Planning Step 5 – Holiday Entertaining

I have to be honest here, I don’t do much holiday entertaining.  If we lived closer to family or close friends I’d be all over throwing an annual holiday party, but during this season of our life it’s not in the cards. 

Because it’s been so long since I’ve done entertaining like this, I wasn’t really sure what to include in this section aside from the printables you’ll fine here.  If you can think of any that would be helpful to have, let me know!  I’m happy to add to the collection.

Holiday Party Planner

These party planner printables were designed to help make planning your holiday party easy.  Keep track of all the little details for you holiday event in the various sections.

There’s dedicated spaces for:

  • date
  • ideas
  • the guest list with check boxes so you can mark off who is coming
  • planing your menu
  • any music or other entertainment you want for your party
  • what decorations you need
  • favours or gifts you might want to give your guests
  • and a notes section for anything else

Use these printables as a great overview or starting point for holiday entertaining.  Pair them with note pages or with some extra pages from other sections to create a detailed plan for your holiday party.

Plan your holiday party with this full size holiday planner printable.

Above is the full-size version and below you’ll find the half-size version. Just click the image of the one you’d like to download the PDF.

This half-size holiday party planner will help you keep track of all the details for your holiday entertaining.

Holiday Hostess Cheat Sheet

Take the stress out of getting ready for guests with this ready made hostess cheat sheet. On it you will find a list of suggested tasks to do in the week leading up to your event. 

I’ve found this cheat sheet to be so helpful in keeping me on track so I’m not spending the night before staying up all night trying to get everything done.  I hope you find them just as helpful.

The holiday hostess cheat sheet takes all the guess work out of getting ready for your holiday entertaining.

Above is the full-size version and below you’ll find the half-size version. Just click the image of the one you’d like to download the PDF.

This half-size holiday hostess cheat sheet is great for helping you get ready to entertain your guests.


There really isn’t an assignment for today.  If you are planning on doing some holiday entertaining this year I hope that you find these printables useful.  Are there other printables that you would find helpful for planning a holiday event?  If so, drop me a line in the comments below and let me know.

Don’t forget to hop on over to the Facebook group and check out what’s happening there.  We’ve been talking about decorating and hearing how everyone decorates has been so much fun.  Which brings me to a question for you – what’s your favourite holiday decoration?

As always, if social media isn’t your jam, please feel free to use the comment section below to answer today’s question, ask questions of your own, or just say hi!

To check out the next posts in this series you can hop on over to The Stress-Free Holiday Series page.

These holiday entertaining planner printables will help you plan and prepare for your holiday party, helping to create a stress free holiday season.

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