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
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
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.
Christmas Celebrations with Frosty
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.
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.