Pop the cork on that champagne — it's officially party season! You likely already have one or two holiday get-togethers on your calendar (look at you, social butterfly) and rightly so: December is the biggest month of the year for celebrations. From ugly sweater shindigs to office parties, gift exchanges to New Year's Eve ball-drop bashes, the invites are flooding in.
But wait! Before you make plans, you may want to clear your schedule for two days out of the year: more specifically, the two Saturdays leading up to Christmas Day. The party planning experts at Evite found that December 16 is the biggest party day of the year (with over 100,000 events occurring). They are also presuming that December 19 will follow as the second biggest party day with December 23 following closely behind.
Kristy Gharabally, Director of Corporate Communications at Evite shared that over 140,000 winter celebratory events are scheduled for this very merry month: "This year, November 27 and December 4 were our largest planning dates with over 30,000 events being sent each day." Invitations sent via text or email allowed Evite to track when people were the busiest in celebrating during the calendar year. What other trends are spiking this year? Mini Marthas, take note:
- Dinner parties are up 72 percent from last December
- Brunch and lunch events are up 38 percent
- Cocktail parties are up 75 percent
- Girls' night events are up 40 percent
That sounds like a whole lot of partying to us. Why not be a trendsetter and kick off 2018 with a party? (Psst, start here.)
Don't be caught empty-handed! Watch how to wrap a bottle of wine as a hostess gift: