Throw the Perfect Holiday Party

By: Michael Fossbakk | December 7, 2016

It’s the holidays and the holidays are a time for celebration and cheer. If you’re planning a party of your own this season, why not add a bit of a local flair from some of these great places in metro Detroit?

Party Theme Ideas

There are plenty of themes to model your party after and, ultimately, you probably already have something in mind. It’s the holidays and we have a few suggestions for how to give your holiday party a little flair, like dressing up your venue in silver & gold, green & red, or white & blue come to mind. If floral arrangements are on your mind, English Gardens, with multiple locations in Detroit, and Young’s Garden Mart & Christmas Fantasy in Warren both have wonderful floral arrangements and are great choices to spruce up the holiday cheer at your party.

If ugly sweaters are what you’re after, check out your local thrift store, like DAV Thrift Store in Westland, Grace Centers of Hope in Sterling Heights, Waterford, Warren and Oak Park, or Sunshine Thrift in Clinton Township.

Food Ideas

Food is an integral part to any party. So, for your holiday party, there are plenty of places in metro Detroit that provide catering options, like Picano’s Italian Grille in Troy, Ike’s Restaurant in Sterling Heights and Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck.

On the flipside, another idea for food is to host a potluck. Everyone brings a dish to pass that they either made at home or picked up from their favorite local eatery. If you’re hosting, you’re also likely to be providing the main course. Maybe you’ll pick up a Dearborn Brand ham from one of its many locations, or maybe a shwarma platter from Lentil Grill in Royal Oak.

Gift Exchange Ideas

A popular way to show someone you care about them enough to put them on the receiving end of a bad joke is a white elephant gift exchange. Cheap gifts are passed around and you never know what you might go home with. Check out The Rocket Candy & Novelties in Ferndale for plenty of gifts under $20, including some licensed products, too. Or maybe cater to your fudge-loving friend with Alpine Chocolat House in Plymouth. If you can’t decide, make it a gift basket from Basket Kreations and Gifts.