Five Tips to Make Holiday Entertaining a Blessing, not a Burden

‘Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! It is the happiest time of the year, yet sometimes hosting a holiday party can be stressful. To help throw the perfect holiday soiree and keep your spirits high all season long, follow these five tips for a stress-free holiday.

1. Redefine the "perfect" party.

When planning holiday festivities, don't focus on achieving perfection, instead plan for the party you will enjoy. Set realistic expectations and create a checklist of details prioritizing them based on what's most important to you. Whether it's the company, the food or the decor, make decisions you're happy with. Focus on the main course and then pick up seasonal items from the local store, like Frito-Lay's holiday snacks, for appetizers, sides and yes – even dessert. This will make the planning more enjoyable and won't cause added stress.

2. Put time on your side.