Tips For Planning A Memorable Christmas Party
If you don’t typically entertain guests in your home, even the thought of planning a Christmas party for your loved ones can be overwhelming. However, you don’t need to plan an elaborate event to host a memorable Christmas party. It’s okay to keep things simple. In fact, because so many people spend the holidays rushing around, your loved ones might appreciate a relaxed, casual gathering. Check out these tips to learn how to plan a simple, yet memorable, Christmas party for your family and friends.
Give Your Party a Theme
Take your holiday celebration to the next level and make planning simple by having a themed Christmas party. You just need to put a holiday twist on a fun party theme. For example, if you live in an area with a warm climate, you could host a “Christmas at the Coast” backyard beach-themed barbecue by asking your guests to come in beachy attire and decorating your yard with a combination of Christmas and beach-themed decorations. You can also roast a pig instead of serving Christmas ham. Alternatively, you could host a holiday-themed pajama party. Simply ask your guests to come dressed in their best winter pajamas. Then, instead of mingling over glasses of wine and champagne, you and your guests can watch Christmas movies and play board games all evening.
Hire a Santa
Many people only consider hiring someone to play Santa at their Christmas party if they are planning a party for children. But, what’s a Christmas party without Santa? Your adult guests can have just as much fun posing for pictures with Santa Claus, especially if you have fun props for them to use in their photos. So, consider setting a box filled with reindeer antler headbands, elf hats, and funky scarves out for your guests to play with when Santa arrives. Remember, when you hire a Santa for your party, you should have gifts for him to distribute. If children will be attending your party, purchase and wrap a small gift for each of them. If your Christmas party is “adults only” consider having Santa pass out gift certificates to all of your guests.
Chances are, your house will already be decorated for the holidays. So, you don’t need to put much effort into party decorations — unless you’re hosting a theme party. Instead, focus your energy on your party entertainment. Christmas carol karaoke is a great way to entertain guests of all ages. Alternatively, having a marshmallow roast, a gingerbread decorating contest, or a white elephant gift exchange are all good ways to keep your guests entertained.
Remember, holiday parties are about spending time with your loved ones. So, instead of focusing on minute details while you’re planning your party, focus on things that you can do together. Before you know it, you’ll have a fun, memorable holiday gathering planned.