Plan a Christmas Caroling Event

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A Christmas caroling party is a great way to have fun with friends while spreading some Christmas cheer and goodwill. While it used to be a popular tradition, many people don't take the time to go caroling anymore.

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A caroling party can be tons of fun, giving you a great way to do something special for others. At the same time you will be gaining a little more holiday spirit. To make sure your party is a big hit, here are some easy planning steps to follow.

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How to Plan Your Christmas Caroling Party

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    Choose the Party and Caroling Locations.
    Start planning by choosing the party and caroling locations. You need a location where everyone can meet before you go out caroling and everyone can come back to that location for food and fun after the caroling is over. Consider having everyone to your home, renting a nice party hall or holding it in a recreation room or hall at church.
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    You also need to choose where you want to go caroling.
    Consider going to a homeless shelter, a hospital or even a nursing home to carol if the weather is supposed to be really bad. Otherwise, you may want to head out in several vans to visit the homes of older individuals who can't get out to enjoy the holidays. Wherever you go, people are sure to enjoy the beautiful carols of the season.
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    Make a Guest List and Send Out Invites.
    Now it's time to make your guest list and then send out invitations for your Christmas caroling party. Make sure you choose a date that will work well for the individuals on your list. Usually it is best to plan to start the party between 6 and 7 p.m., so you get out to do the caroling before it is too late. Send out pre-made invitations or homemade invitations, and be sure to include all the pertinent party information on the invitations.
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    Decide on Christmas Carols.
    It's a good idea to choose the Christmas carols you want to perform before the party. This way you can put together some caroling books with the music to the songs you want to use. Make sure you use Christmas songs that are well known so that other people can join in with you if they want to. Choose songs that your guests are familiar with as well. While it's nice to have a few serious carols in the mix, keep most of them upbeat.
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    Take Small Gifts for People to Whom You Carol.
    Taking small gifts for the people to whom you carol is a wonderful idea. If you are heading to the homes of elderly friends, take some plates of Christmas baked goods to cheer them up. However, if you are caroling at a hospital or nursing home, be sure to find out what kind of gifts will be appropriate before you give out gifts, since some patients may have dietary restrictions. Even a Christmas card makes a great gift that will make individuals feel special.
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    Plan Food and Fun After the Caroling.
    Lastly, plan food and fun for all of your guests after the caroling is over. After everyone has been out caroling in the cold, hot chocolate, cappuccino, coffee and other hot drinks are sure to help everyone warm up.
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    It's also nice to serve up Christmas cookies, chips and dip, brownies and other goodies for everyone to enjoy.
    Consider asking each guest to bring something for the party so you don't have to do all the work yourself. You can also plan some fun games to play as you enjoy the great food and fellowship.
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