Having Xmas eve drop in turned into party started at 5pm . How do I casually let people know it's time to leave? Have early morning plans.
Talk to some of your closest friends and let them know the situation. Maybe they could help you out of this jam. Or you could say "Wow, look how late it's getting. I know a lot of us have an early day tomorrow".
Time to go I am busy in the morning so leave!
Start to turn off the lites!
shout " the cops are comming"or "there's a fire... everybody out"or you can just say it nicely like " thanks for comming, but get out!"
Say i have really early plans in the morn so i should get to bed
Start cleaning up and putting stuff in order. Like when somebody gets up, push the chair in.
Say, "Y'all don't have to go home, but you can't stay here!"...
Tell them you have to get up early.
"Merry Christmas, gtfo!"Works
Start putting food away, clean up, yawn a lot and if none of that works, come back downstairs in your 'Jamie's and rollers in your hair.