Before your holiday party begins, there is a list of items you have to make sure you have in your house: Chairs, check. Food, check. Drinks, check. A table large enough to hold everyone, check check. Even with all of these items in your possession, it's possible you might forget some of the little things. Keep the following items in mind — and in your house — before your party kicks off.
Non-Alcoholic Drinks: Believe it or not, there are some people who aren't fans of alcohol. Maybe they are too young, too old, too pregnant, or been there and done too much of that. Whatever their reasons, non-alcoholic drinks should be available for the taking - and the tasting.
This not only gives people a variety of things to drink, but it also allows those not interested in drinking to be free of pressure. If you are planning on doing a toast, have non-alcoholic champagne or non-alcoholic cider on hand. This will allow everyone to be included.
Vegetarian Food: Sure, you may be a meat eater, a hunter and a gatherer, but this doesn't mean everyone at your party is as much a carnivore as you. Some people won't eat meat for moral reasons, others won't eat it for health reasons, and some people just can't stomach the idea. The reason why someone won't eat meat isn't important, but having vegetarian food available to them is.
Holiday Music: By the time the holidays actually get here, you may be quite sick of holiday music. After all, some radio stations have been playing it since the Fourth of July. Still, having holiday music playing in the background adds a sense of ambience to your holiday party. It also takes care, at least somewhat, of the awkward silences that can happen among relatives who see each other only once a year.