Holiday Season Party Ideas
Host a gathering your family and friends will always remember - a fabulous party featuring a fun theme, curated playlist and plenty of delicious food and drinks. Here are a few creative ideas:
- Comfort and Joy Potluck
Ask guests to bring their favorite "comfort food" and its recipe card to share. Try to let everyone know what other guests are making ahead of time to prevent duplicate dishes. Play soothing jazz or easy listening music. Invite guests to wear their favorite pajamas or leisure wear.
- My Favorite Things
Similar to a Yankee swap or white elephant party, each guest brings a gift to exchange. Pick a gift theme for your guests, such as their favorite type of beauty product, fun knickknacks, home goods (blankets, candles, teas, coffees, etc.) or tech item. If you are inviting many guests, limit the number of items each person may exchange and set a spending limit for each item. Serve some of your favorite desserts with coffee and tea.
- Gingerbread Extravaganza
Decorate your party spot with white scalloped bunting, large paper peppermints and cutouts of gingerbread men. Have pre-made gingerbread houses ready with plenty of decorations on hand. Serve ginger snaps, gingerbread with whipped cream, ginger ale and ginger tea. Offer takeaway bags with gingerbread cookies, hot chocolate mix, marshmallows and peppermint sticks.
- Christmas "Carol-oke"
Rent or borrow a karaoke machine and choose a karaoke app or playlist with popular and fun Christmas songs. Serve easy-to-eat appetizers or pizzas. Give out prizes for things like best performance, best duet, silliest song choice, most enthusiastic, etc.