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.