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Winter is the most wonderful time of the year, and as many Canadians are returning to their regular social lives, many of us are very excited to enjoy winter and holiday festivities once again. If you’re planning on throwing a party, it might feel foreign after not being able to enjoy parties and events for the past year or so, but have no fear, here are a few of our favourite tips for planning and throwing a successful party this winter!

Plan Winter-Themed Games And Competitions
Enjoy returning to the roots of a traditional party this winter by planning seasonal games and competitions for your guests. Holiday trivia, a paper snowflake-making competition, an ugly sweater contest, or a build-your-own gingerbread house station can make for a super fun and on-theme party. With lots of activities and games, you don’t have to worry about being a bit rusty when it comes to making small talk after a year of lockdown.

Seasonal Foods And Cocktails Can Go A Long Way
Enjoy the winter festivities by going all-out in catering your party. When planning your winter party, think of all the lovely foods you like to enjoy in the winter and serve them instead of boring chips and dip. Try making apple cider, hot chocolate, and eggnog to drink, and serve your guests gingerbread, ham, charcuterie, and holiday cookies to eat.

Make Sure To Have Space For Coats And Boots
All Canadians understand the pain of salt, ice, water, and dirt being tracked in on their floors day-to-day, and when a party is thrown, the number of wet boots entering your home is multiplied! Make sure you have a plan for your guests’ boots and coats to minimize mess and water damage. Lay out mats and floor protectors, have a designated space for coats, and keep a mop handy.

Plan For No-Shows
When planning your winter party, (especially during a time where some people aren’t interested in going out to big social gatherings) make sure that you take into account that there will likely be some no-shows. When it comes to your event, it’s smart to make your guest list long and to not be too selective to make sure you have several guests to fill space in case of others declining the invitation.

Trust Front Row Insurance And The Hudson’s Bay For Event Insurance
When planning a party this winter, trust Front Row Insurance through Hudson’s Bay Financial Services to provide you with the best possible event insurance. When you choose to work with Front Row Insurance, you can feel comfortable knowing that certain liabilities that may come with throwing an event like property damage, alcohol liability, on-site injuries, and more will be taken care of.

Take the stress out of your gathering by purchasing
event insurance through Hudson’s Bay Financial Services (In Partnership with Front Row Insurance Brokers)

When Should You Sign Up For Coverage?
You should purchase your event insurance as soon as you start planning the specifics of your event!

Does It Take Long?
It only takes a few minutes to relieve months’ worth of stress and protect your event. Coverage starts at as little as $105 CAD*, and you can receive a free quote in 2 minutes online, so don’t wait, get your coverage today! Earn 2,000 Hudson’s Bay Rewards points when purchasing an event insurance policy.

DISCLAIMER: Informational statements regarding insurance coverage are for general description purposes only. These statements do not amend, modify or supplement any insurance policy. Consult the actual policy or your broker for details regarding terms, conditions, coverage, exclusions, products, services and programs which may be available to you. Your eligibility for particular products and services is subject to the final determination of underwriting qualifications and acceptance by the insurance underwriting company providing such products or services. This website does not make any representations that coverage does or does not exist for any particular claim or loss, or type of claim or loss, under any policy. Whether coverage exists or does not exist for any particular claim or loss under any policy depends on the facts and circumstances involved in the claim or loss and all applicable policy wording. Event Insurance is currently available in all provinces, excluding Saskatchewan.
*Pricing is subject to change