The holiday season is filled with festive gatherings, as everyone gathers with friends, family and colleagues to celebrate the happiest time of the year. Never one to pass up hosting a soiree, your own holiday party is rapidly approaching — and obviously, it must be the event of the season.
Every holiday party worth attending has its fair share of beautiful Christmas trees, bright red bows, sparkling ornaments, scrumptious fare and festive carols, so yours needs to stand out from the crowd. Make sure your event doesn’t blend in with the rest of the season’s merriment by following a fun theme. Here are four ideas to get you started.
Perfect for a chic crowd, the White Christmas theme is a classic and beautiful idea that works anywhere — even in warm climates without snow. Clearly all your décor — Christmas trees, ornaments, wreaths, tablecloths, chair covers, etc. — must be white, but you can also add metallic accents to give it a beautiful shimmer. If you want, ask your guests to arrive in all white attire and serve them drinks like White Russians and white wine. Food can be anything, but it might be best to stick with light-colored options, given the color of the evening.
Ideal for a laid-back office party or a group of friends, Christmas karaoke is sure to make for a fun night. Reserve the back room at a dive bar with a karaoke machine or turn your living room into one and rent a karaoke machine — if you have soundproof walls or really nice neighbors. It goes without saying the only rule for this fun, relaxed party is only Christmas carols can be sung — at least until all the classics have been exhausted. Decorate with traditional holiday décor and tailor your food and drink menu to fit your crowd, because anything works with this type of party.
Fun for a formal holiday party, a masquerade ball is an elegant, yet edgy, theme your guests will rave about. Formalwear must be worn by all, and each guest should be instructed to bring their own mask — but have extras on hand because it’s inevitable some people will forget. Décor should follow a deep red, green, purple and gold theme, with extravagant candelabras, feathers and dark lighting. Serve passed appetizers and have a full bar available to your guests.
Great for families with kids, a Santa’s workshop theme is a hands-on party filled with fun activities. In addition to having Santa Claus present, create stations for kids to make holiday crafts. This can include things like decorating sugar cookies and making Christmas ornaments. You may also want to ask each family to bring a toy to donate to charity. Serve kid-friendly foods like hot chocolate, chicken nuggets and macaroni and cheese, but don’t forget to include some appetizers and adult beverages for the parents.
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