S-I-N-G-L-E as if it is a disease.
These are the times that you need to be in the midst of friends and family. If you are able have a party before Christmas. This is also the perfect time and atmosphere to invite a person of interest for a drink or to your party, in a casual manner that does not reek of 'Desperately Seeking.' To help keep cost down and have either a luncheon event or a cocktail party which allows you to limit the time to 2 to 3 hours.
Holiday Entertaining made easy.
Your theme is easy wether you celebrate Hanukah, Kwanza or a traditional Christmas decorate your common areas bathroom, kitchen, dining and living area with simple and expressive decor items. No need to spend a fortune you can find all you need at stores such as Dollar store, 99 cent, Big Lots.
Once you have those items to keep cost down choose a drink and food theme. If you have alcoholic beverages choose a drink that the recipe can also work as a non alcoholic drink. Choose a menu of one or two meet dishes, that can be prepared either ahead of time, in a crock pot or easily put in the oven during the party.
The one constant should be mistletoe hanging over your door.
For quick and easy recipes check popular websites such as Food.com of drop by your local bookstore browse through the magazine and books from top party planners such as Martha Stewart, or my personal favorite Colin Cowie.http://www.colincowie.com/video/holidays/make-christmas-eve-golden
The Only Rules to entertaining during the Holiday if you are single
RULE ONE...Do Not invite your ex wives/husbands boyfriends or girlfriends unless they have a date of their own, and you have shared with any person you have an interest in that they will be attending the party.
RULE TWO...Please insure that if you are single and have married friends that you attempt to invite an equal number of male and female single friends proportionate to each status that being married and single.
RULE THREE...That you do not run out of food and if you have cocktails on the menu drinks either and if you care about your friends remember "friends don't let their friends drive drunk."