Four Amazing Christmas Party Ideas
Christmas is one of the most popular holidays of the year. It’s a time for family and friends to get together for wonderful food, gifts and entertainment. Most of all though, it’s about spending time with each other, and what better way to do that this year than with an amazing Christmas themed party!
It’s the perfect opportunity to spruce up your holiday, especially if your family Christmas traditions are feeling a little dull and outdated. Here are a few great ideas for Christmas parties this year:
Tree Decorating Party
If you’re a new couple celebrating your first Christmas together or maybe you just moved into a new place, consider throwing a Christmas tree decorating party. Have all of your guests bring an ornament to contribute to the tree and help decorate when they arrive. Have plenty of hot chocolate and Christmas themed desserts on hand for a warm and cozy evening!
Gingerbread House Party
Who says kids have all the fun? Get everyone involved this year and invite your guests to bring something edible to your Gingerbread house party! Giving your guests something to do is the perfect icebreaker and will soon have everyone in the Christmas spirit. You can build your gingerbread houses from scratch or buy one of the many kits that are widely available. After everyone has built their beautiful (and delicious) gingerbread house, they will have a wonderful gift to take home.
Fire, Ice and Everything Nice Party
This Christmas party idea is sure to be a big hit with your guests. Unfortunately, it only works if you live somewhere with a snowy climate. If you do, you’re in luck! Invite all your friends and family over for an action packed day of snowball fights, sledding, ice skating and snowman building contests. Once everyone has gotten a little color in their cheeks, pile inside and enjoy a roaring fire, hot chocolate and some delicious comfort food like a hearty stew, warm pie and other fresh baked goods.
Tour de Lights Party
One of the best Christmas traditions are the holiday displays and lights. At night they are truly a beautiful sight. This year, invite all of your friends over for a “Tour de Lights” of the best decorated neighborhoods in your area. If you have a bunch of friends, consider renting a stretch limo so that you can all go together, or if you’re feeling brave you can all hit the streets on foot and enjoy the sights at your own pace. Afterwards, everyone can head back to your place to warm up with hot chocolate and home baked goodies.
Or, if you really want to take this idea to the next level, combine the Tour de Lights with a progressive dinner party! By combining these two ideas, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful holiday lights all over town and all the holiday food you can eat! This works best if you have five stops:
1st stop — cocktails and appetizers
2nd stop — soups and salad
3rd stop — the main course
4th stop — coffee, tea and dessert
5th stop — cheese, wine or holiday themed drinks
Christmas traditions don’t have to be boring. This year, start a brand new and exciting tradition that everyone will enjoy! Merry Christmas!