15 Christmas Party Ideas That Guarantee A Festive Event

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Party

Holiday cookie making is a lot of fun for both kids and adults. This Amazon kit has everything you need to make eight cookies. If you want, make it a contest!

Santa Claus Christmas Party

Santa is arriving! Invite family, friends, or professionals to your holiday celebration. Old Saint Nick arriving in his sleigh with gifts will delight the kids. Give guests Santa hats to celebrate the man in red.

Movie Marathon Christmas Party

Light a fire, snuggle up with loved ones, and watch holiday classics like The Polar Express, Home Alone, and Miracle on 34th Street. 

S'mores Roasting Christmas Party

Have the party outside—even in the snow. Partygoers will enjoy fresh air, a crackling fire to roast s'mores, blankets, and hot cocoa.

Wine and Cheese Christmas Party

This year, celebrate the holidays classily but lightheartedly. Create a large bread board with meats, cheeses, nuts, crackers, and fruits for visitors to enjoy while toasting the season with your favorite wines. 

Vintage Gift Swap Christmas Party

Yes, this exists! The Country Living staff had the nicest time at their recent white elephant-vintage swap holiday dinner. Find a lovely, offbeat present for $10 or less was our challenge.

Candyland Christmas Party

Create your own Candyland with this Christmas balloon arch kit to impress your sugar-loving friends. We love the peppermint disc, star, and candy cane balloons' dimension. Send sweet treat goodie baskets home.

Gift-Wrapping Christmas Party

Invite friends over for a gift-wrapping party this year to make it more exciting. Set up a table with wrapping paper, ribbons, stamps, and present tags and get creative.

Pajama Christmas Party

Ultimate Girls' Night In! Get cozy in your PJs for a night in with your BFFs. Make it a family affair with these lovely matching Christmas pajamas.

Toy Drive Christmas Party

Season of giving back. Invite friends to contribute unwrapped toys to needy kids. Not sure where to donate? Contact Toys for Tots, a local church or YWCA, or local schools for Angel Tree programs.

Retro Christmas Party

Ice wreaths, vintage Christmas tree bulbs, and porcelain Christmas tree cakes are cool ways to go old-fashioned. Add a real ceramic Christmas tree for good measure!

Wassail Christmas Party

Warm cider during cold winter nights with friends. Make wassail and baked goods for a low-effort party. A significant bonus: Your house will smell great!

Favorite Movie Character Christmas Party

Dress as your favorite Christmas movie character for the celebration. This Buddy the Elf outfit from Elf is one of several. 

Favorite Things Christmas Party

This party idea rocks! The regulations are: Each visitor should bring a favorite. Example: your favorite lipgloss or scarf. You can limit prices at $20 or $25.

Cookie Exchange Christmas Party

The weather is awful, but the cooking smells so good! For a festive December gathering, make these classic spritz cookies and ask guests to bring a dozen of their favorite Christmas sweets. 

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