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‘Tis the Season…For Entertaining!

‘Tis the Season…For Entertaining!

Party Time!

Celebrating the season of giving with loved ones is one of the best parts about this time of year and what better way to do that than by throwing a seriously fun party? Family and company parties are in full gear right now so those Evites and RSVPs have been filling folks’ inboxes and mailboxes these last few weeks.

Typically, the more organized among us rely on party-planning checklists to get ready for parties. But we got to wondering–How do others approach holiday entertaining? Do they seek out popular online communities for inspiration during the planning process like we do or do people prefer to wing it?

Being curious monkeys, we, of course, wanted answers to these party planning questions and turned to SurveyMonkey Audience to help us gather quick and reliable insights. We surveyed over 200 people to learn about their event-planning habits.

Get those party hats on and see what we found out.

Online decorating inspiration

Perhaps surprisingly, half of respondents say they don’t search online for decorating inspiration. Over a quarter report (30%) that Pinterest is their go-to website.

Coming up with a tasty menu for guests can be challenging but thanks to the Internet, finding food to please even the pickiest is a lot less of a headache. But what site is most popular?

Holiday Recipe Sites

Thanks to SurveyMonkey’s awesome Text Analysis feature, we instantly learned that Food Network, Epicurious and Allrecipes were just a few of our folks’ favorites.

So everyone needs a helping hand sometimes but is it okay to ask our guests?

Holiday hosting

The answer was Yes. An overwhelming 87% of respondents have asked their invitees for help. If it eases the stress of coordinating a holiday party, don’t feel bad asking your friends and family to pitch in. Remember, it’s the season of giving.

While entertaining can be fun and something we love to do, nobody said it’s easy. Like many of you, we rely on others to make our party a holiday hit whether it’s in checking out online communities for inspiration or simply asking people for their help.

If you’re headed out to celebrate, save us some eggnog and Happy Holidays!

Need insights to your questions? SurveyMonkey Audience can help.

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