“There is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving.” – Henry Drummond

The holidays are the perfect time for good food, good company, and well, doing good for others. Planning fun events doesn’t have to be stressful and there are plenty of options in order to be a fun and festive party planner for all your friends. If you’re looking for a new way to give back, try out a charity potluck. This party can help out those less fortunate, while incorporating supportive friendships.

Depending on the number of guests, adopt a family or two through a local organization who deserves what you and your guests can offer. By mailing your chosen families’ profiles out with your holiday party invitations, your guests will be ready and willing to let the giving begin!

Instead of guests coming laden with cookies or bottles of wine, they can purchase a toy or gift for the family in need (You won’t miss those calories anyway!). Spread more holiday cheer and find yourself a Santa to join in the trip to drop off the gifts! I’m sure somebody won’t mind dressing up in a jolly red suit.

What could be a better way to celebrate the holidays than with friends and a giving spirit? Probably nothing.

 So contact your favorite local charity, send out your invites, kick back and enjoy the season – and your loved ones – with a unique party atmosphere that nobody will forget.