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10 Creative Holiday Party Ideas

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Holiday partiesHost a holly jolly themed holiday party this year that nobody will be able to stop talking about! If you throw a Christmas party every year but are looking to give it a little makeover, try one of these creative ideas like a cookie swap or an ugly sweater party! Happy holiday planning! 

Classic Holiday Movies 

Either play a marathon of different Christmas movies in your home, and in different rooms so people can watch their favorite or decorate your home using this theme. You could also play a holiday trivia game to see who knows the most about these holiday classics! Some suggestions: Home Alone, It’s a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol.

Treat Buffets 

The best part of the holidays is all the indulgent desserts and treats! Set up a few dessert buffets like a sundae bar, s’mores bar and more! This is also a great party option for a children’s party. 

Holiday Cocktails 

Decorate different tables with various cocktails. Put them into mini glasses so people can do a taste test. Some ideas you could make are eggnog, candy cane cocktails, gingerbread cocktails, cherry bombs, Christmas punch, spiked cranberry cider and more!  

Holiday Music Karaoke

Admit it, you know all the words to all the classic holiday songs and carols! Throw a fun and festive holiday party to the theme of karaoke! Loosen people up with some holiday cocktails and make it even more exciting by making it into a game and put everyone in teams. Play classics like “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bells,” “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” “Frosty the Snowman,” “Santa Baby,” and more! 

Santa’s Visit Children’s Party 

If you’re hosting a party for kids, this is a fantastic way for kids to meet and greet Santa, give him their letters and tell them what they want for Christmas. Hire someone or have someone you know, but the kids don’t, dress as Santa! 

Cookie Swap 

Ask guests to bake a couple dozen of their favorite holiday cookie, bring recipes and extra containers. At the end of the party, everyone goes home with new recipes and plates of everyone’s cookies! Yum! 

Gift Give-and-Take  

Send out invitations for your guests to come to a Secret Santa party. It’s a great way for everyone to spread Christmas cheer with thoughtful gifts! 

Ornament Exchange 

This is the same concept as a Secret Santa. Invite your guests to bring a special ornament for their chosen guest. Everyone opens their ornaments and at the end of the night, people go home with a thoughtful new ornament for their tree! 

The Ugly Sweater Party 

Throw the classic ugly sweater party! Send out invitations to your best buds and family encouraging them to come in their ugliest Christmas sweater! You could even hold a contest for the best (or ugliest) one! 

Girls Craft Night  

Invite the gals over for a fun Christmas craft night! Supply craft materials or have people bring their own and sit around a table crafting holly jolly crafts and DIY projects while listening to Christmas music and enjoying cocktails. 


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