Christmas Assessment

We spend a lot of time planning and preparing for Christmas. Now that it is over, it’s important to take a few minutes to assess the success of the holiday.  Use our printable Party and Event Assessment Chart to analyze your holiday, so that next year turns out even better.

There are three sections:

  • What worked well
  • What didn’t work
  • Things to do next time

Click here to print: Party and Event Assessment Chart

Assessing the event

Be sure to think about all of the phases of your day:

Planning: guests, time of gathering

Meal: food, timing of appetizers

Set up: decorations, plates/napkins, flow of room


Here are some questions to ask yourself:

Were the right people invited?  Should you have included or excluded anyone?  Was there enough time for guests to talk and socialize? Were you happy with the food preparation and selections?

How did the beverages work out?  Did you have enough to serve? Did the dessert work out well?

Were there enough gifts?  Too many?  Did you receive them in time for Christmas day?  Did you get your shopping finished early enough or too late?  Did you wrap your gifts early, or wait until the night before?

Did you truly enjoy the day?  Was there anything you could do differently next year to make the day more enjoyable?

Use the last section of the form to jot down any additional comments and thoughts.

Happy planning!