Christmas party themes are full of holiday spirit. You see the classic Ugly Sweater parties with the spiked eggnog and the dirty santa gifts. But this year, how about something a little different? Wedding and Party Network has three great ideas to make your Christmas party one to remember.
Lights, Camera, Movie Themed Parties
Draw inspiration from a popular seasonal movie to create a holiday party theme.
The Nightmare Before Christmas, for example, can give your Christmas party a Halloween twist. This Not-So-Scary-Christmas theme combines two very fun holidays into one wonderful event. Adding Santa hats to black cats and draping faux spiderwebs over red poinsettias is a great way to mingle the elements of each holiday into one fun-filled party.
Tip #1: You can twist black and white pipe cleaners to make Halloween themed candy canes.
Tip #2: For entertainment have the movie playing in the background the same way you would music.
With so many wonderful holiday movies there are endless party themes possibilities.
Party to the Holiday Tunes
Turn up the holiday music and start the party! Make a popular holiday song into the theme of your celebration. Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer, for example, lets you get really creative. All you have to do is listen!
Use the song lyrics as the inspiration for your event. Decorate with blue and silver candles, serve eggnog and play card games too, just like the song cheerfully belts out. Make sure to have the lyrics printed out in case some guests don’t know the song.
Tip #1: Draw sled tracks on paper and tape them around a chalked-in body outline.
Tip #2: Make it fun by dressing up. Pick someone to dress like grandma and another guest as a reindeer and watch them act out the song as it plays. Your guests will be laughing all night long and hoping to play grandma next year.
Choose your favorite holiday song and let your creativity go to work!
A Cozy Soup Soiree
Everyone loves a good potluck and soup is a great way to warm up your guests from the chilly temps. Melt the cold this season with a soup bar.
When deciding what soup to serve, your options are endless. Offer classic soups like homemade chicken noodle as well as some with a Christmas twist, like winter squash soup or a hearty stew. Invite guests to bring their favorite sides, or even a delicious dessert that will go well with hot cider and mulled wine.
Tip #1: Tell your guests that their ticket into the soup bar is Christmas sweater attire.
Tip #2: Decorate your soup bar with a wintry flower arrangement. Combine amaryllis with, evergreens and deep red cranberries in a frosted vase or red tin pail.
Christmas parties don’t always have to be the usual “singing carols and drinking eggnog.” Mix it up, and you’ll have the most interesting and original party around!