Welcome to the Christmas Party Ideas section of the Party Planning Ideas website! We all have different Christmas traditions and favorite things, and I would love to hear about yours! Contact me with your favorite events, gatherings, traditions, routines, and anything you look forward to all year! In the meantime, here are some themed Christmas Party Ideas:
Christmas Party Ideas for Invitations
If your Christmas party has a specific theme, like snowflakes or Santa Claus, your invitations should reflect that theme. If your party is more general, your invitations can be whatever you like the best. Regardless of how big your guest list is, you can make your own, purchase ones to be filled out yourself, or order pre-printed ones online. Get invitations (or ideas) at eInvite and Invitation Consultants.
Christmas Party Ideas for Decorations
Whether you are having a Christmas party or not, you will want to decorate your house, tree, and possibly even your yard and the outside of your house. If you are having a party, you'll need to deck your party room/area out with some great Christmas Party Decorations!
Christmas Shopping Ideas:
For many, the food is the central part of the Christmas party, the one part of Christmas that
is most planned, and the part of Christmas that brings everyone together.
A food idea for your party could be to integrate foods that are the same (if your party includes a sit-down meal) or similar to a traditional Christmas dinner.
On Christmas day, in our family, we wake up and enjoy Christmas morning with our immediate families, but the extended family all gathers for a big meal and afterwards, another gift exchange. For the big meal, some families do potluck, with everyone bringing something, which is a wonderful way to have a large selection of different dishes. Traditionally, the Christmas dinner is similar to a Thanksgiving dinner, with a turkey being the main dish, but when I have it at my house, I like to have a ham or roast instead of turkey. I have also heard of people having cornish hens, lamb, and various other main dishes, depending on their family's traditions.
With a party, you may want to have sliced ham or turkey with sandwich fixings, potato and/or pasta salad instead of hot potatoes or macaroni and cheese, a green salad or raw vegetable plate instead of green bean casserole. Another nice party food is soup - easy to make a large amount, and easy to serve.
Old favorites and new Christmas songs alike are loved at Christmas time. We have a tradition that we spend an evening decorating our tree and inside of our house while listening to -- and singing -- Christmas songs and Christmas carols. We have a rather large selection of CDs that grows larger every year!
When I was growing up, like most kids, we woke up at the crack of dawn and ran to the tree to see what Santa left for us. We felt and shook our packages, but weren't allowed to open any until later. What we were allowed to do, though, was go through our stockings. We used to get oranges, candy, and little trinkets. For my kids, when they were little I included train parts (Thomas), matchbox cars, and other small toys. Now that they are older, I include books, gift cards, CDs, DVDs, and such. Here's an article with Christmas stocking stuffer ideas!
I don't know about you but I sometimes have a hard time shopping for certain people. I want to be the one who gives them something that they will absolutely love; I want to give the gift they remember and cherish, even if I can't afford to spend a lot. This article provides some really nice, but inexpensive Christmas gift ideas.
Enjoy all of the Christmas ideas presented here and Happy Holidays to You and Yours!
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