Are you hosting a holiday dinner party this year? From choosing a theme to selecting the menu, drinks, playlist and activities, it can feel like an overwhelming task. However, with a bit of planning and organisation, hosting a holiday dinner party can be just as fun as attending one.
The perfect dinner party requires more than just great food—it also requires the right atmosphere, the right mood, and the right ambience. Eliminate the stress on you and your budget with these great entertaining titles.
Start planning your dinner party:
- Make easy, impressive food - These simple recipes are easy to make but look impressive on the plate
- These big-batch drinks are crowd-pleasers, and guests will enjoy helping themselves – summer party punch recipes
- Manage the mood - Turn off your bright overheads and light candles to give off a warm glow and cosy scent
- Enliven the party with the perfect background music. Create a playlist of your favourite holiday songs with the eLibrary.
- Want to make your own gifts? Try the DIY Festive Gifts tutorials in this video series
Libraries love these eBooks:
- The 12 Days of Christmas: A Collection of Holiday Favourites by Margaret Fulton
- Christmas with Good Housekeeping
- 55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colorful Festive Ornaments, Tree Decorations, Centerpieces, Wreaths, Window Dressings by Arne Nerjordet
- Seriously Simple Parties: Recipes, Menus & Advice for Effortless Entertaining by Diane Rossen Worthington
To get started download the cloudLibrary and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your membership number and password.
Browse for inspiration with these eMagazines:
- Better Homes and Gardens Australia
- Dream Christmas
- Food and Home Entertaining
- Good HouseKeeping Christmas Collection
- Holiday: 301 Recipes and Decorating Ideas
To get started using free eMagazines download the Libby app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your library membership number and password.
Get in the festive spirit with these movies on Beamafilm:
- It’s a Wonderful Life: In a Christmas classic, an angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.
- Bush Christmas: The Thompson family - struggling to keep their outback farm from foreclosure - place their financial hopes on their horse, Prince, a favourite to win the New Year's Cup.
- Santa’s Castle: Set on sabotaging Christmas, a group of creatures kidnap Santa on Christmas eve. But Santa’s loyal and magical helpers band together and come up with a plan to save Santa and Christmas before the night is over.
First time customer, select Add Library Card and enter your member number and password. Create a Beamafilm account, then verify your email address.
Set up your party playlist with these holiday favourites on Freegal:
- All I want for Christmas by Mariah Carey
- Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
- White Christmas by Bing Crosby
- It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Andy Williams
- Last Christmas by Wham!
- Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC
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