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Christmas Party Ideas

Christmas Party Ideas

It's that time of the year when stockings are hung by the fireplace, and wreaths and mistletoes form a part of the decorations. It's when family members and friends gather to celebrate.
CelebrationJoy Staff
Last Updated: Nov 23, 2018
The Christmas parties have always been simple get-togethers that have only been attended by immediate family members and a few close friends. Today this is a ritual with only minute changes here and there.
Whatever be the time of the year, we can picture the church decorated and lit up on Christmas Eve, with the congregation singing carols loud and clear. Voices rising in unison and creating magic, this is what Christmas means to me - praise!
The party usually begins at around 9 pm, after church. The evening begins with the exchange of gifts and the consumption of wine, roast, marzipan, rice, curries and rum cake with icing and the works. As is gets late into the night, we go to this large field house.
There we place ourselves on these plain wooden benches, and wrap ourselves in shawls (cloaks) to escape the cold breeze. Then we light a bon fire, read His word, and sing carols and just as the clock strikes 12, we hug and greet each other, and burst crackers. A simple celebration, but one that binds us together to this day!
The Holiday Spirit Idea
Decorations
Christmas Table Setting With Festive Decorations
Use simple decorations like Christmas-themed tablecloths, plates, and napkins. You could dress someone up like Santa. The children would surely appreciate it.
Invitations
Handmade paper craft Christmas tree
Print out Christmas trees, Santa's or stars and glue them on cardstock paper to make the party invitations. Once this is done, write a small note inviting your guests. You could also be more creative and add glitter and sequins too.
Food
Decorated Holiday Christmas Cookies And Biscuits
Go ahead and tickle everyone's taste buds. To do this, include star shaped cheese and crackers, cookie cutter sandwiches, veggies and dip and not to forget the cookies, peppermint ice cream and decorated cupcakes for dessert.
Games
A nice party game is musical chairs, which is enjoyed by elders and children alike. Hide the stars is also a good option. In this game, the ornaments are hidden before the party. The children are then divided into teams and sent searching for the ornaments.
The Snowflake Idea
Decorations
Christmas Decorative Composition With Snowman And Candles
Use Styrofoam to make the snowman and snowflakes.
Invitation
Textile Design - Sewing Fabric
Plain cardstock paper and glitters will help make beautiful snowflake party invitations.
Food
Christmas Sugar Cookies
Some snowflake and snowman cookies decorated with white frosting and something colorful would be appealing to the eyes. The kids would certainly like some additions like drinks, pizza and sundae bars.
Games
One of the party games that can be played is Gloves. For this game all you need is inexpensive gloves. Provide these to the children so that they can design it with rings, beads and glitters.
Beautiful girl making Christmas cards
Another game in which the children will have a good time is snowflakes. In this game all you will have to do is to provide the children with materials to make their own snowflakes.
Christmas Celebrations with Frosty
Decorations
Snowman Family Decoration
Outside
Make a snowman outdoors as part of the decoration. Use a snowman decorator at the entrance as well as snowman mat for the guests and family members who enter from outside.
Little girl building a snow man in winter
You can use this opportunity to display your child's creative talent, so go ahead, let them draw snowmen and display them on the door or the window.
Christmas Background Snowman Tree
Inside
Dress up your table and the room with all kinds of snowmen paraphernalia.
Invitations
Holiday Season Greeting
Print out snowman pictures and glue them to cardstock paper. Use some nice words to inform your guests about the theme, time, and venue.
Food
Eggnog in glasses and ginger biscuits on a wooden table
Serve eggnog for grown ups. For the kids, serve hot chocolate. For snacks, you could include sandwiches, cookies, and cakes.
Games
Child girl drawing snowman
The children can have fun in the outdoors as well as the indoors too. Give them some paper, glitter, glue and markers and ask them to make their own snowmen. Once they are done, take a picture of each child next to their snowman.
Family making snowman
You could also take pictures of your guests standing next to the snowmen.
Christmas Candyland
Decorations
Red poinsettias, candy canes, apples on branch and wood
Begin at the door and proceed inside. Add candy cane decor to the ceiling and the wall. For this you can either purchase candy cane cutouts from the market or you can make them at home too.
Invitations
Christmas card and candy cane
One idea of a invitation is to print out the regular invitations and include a candy cane in the envelope or create the invitation with a candy cane theme.
You could also deliver a personalized holiday candy bar wrapper to inform them about the "taste" of what is going to happen at the party.
Food
Cupcakes with decorative symbols elements
You could include many different things in the menu, such as cookies, cupcakes, ice creams, chocolate and soufflé.
Games
Let the kids make candy necklaces, they have fun and this way you have some colorful strings of candy to display. Give the little kids crayons and paper while you can let the bigger kids stir the batter, add glitter and icing or cutout shapes.