In our previous blog we talked about corporate holiday party themes, now, we are sharing some fun ideas you can incorporate into your own holiday party this year. The holiday season is the perfect time to get together with friends, family, and loved ones. But ,with so many tired holiday theme parties packed into the season, how can you keep your party memorable and exciting? Try any one of these creative holiday party ideas to give guests an experience they won’t soon forget.
10 Party Themes To Get You In The Holiday Spirit
1. Deck the Halls
Between lights, fresh pine, and sparkled adornments, decor helps set the mood. Bring warm memories and creative fun to your holiday party by encouraging guests to create decorations. Incorporate different stations, including floral arranging, wreath making, and ornament crafting, to ensure everyone has something to work on.
2. Celebrate Holiday Brunch
Who said holiday celebrations only occur at night? Mix things up by hosting a brunch holiday party. Include holiday-inspired items, like spiced eggnog and pumpkin scones, in the party’s menu and create a short-and-sweet time line to keep guests entertained.
3. Go Back in Time
If you’ve wanted to revisit the holidays of your youth, now is the time. Reinvent holiday parties by choosing a favorite era (the 50’s or 60’s perhaps?) and building your theme around it. Use vintage clothing and tableware found at thrift stores to give your party a truly retro feel.
4. Naughty & Nice
Santa may be making a list and checking it twice, but all you need is a guest list to get this party going. Offer guests envelopes with randomly selected “naughty” and “nice” cards. Then, host party games, like trivia or charades, with the two teams competing against each other. Don’t forget to send the winning team home with holiday treats.
5. A World Tour
Celebrating the holidays is more fun when incorporating your very own world tour into the mix. Create exploration stations in your event space to mimic a one-room tour of the world’s holiday customs. Showcase Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Thanksgiving into your party by including traditional foods, decorations, and a posted explanation of the tradition.
6. It’s A Wrap
While often seen as a tedious task, wrapping gifts is more fun with friends. Encourage loved ones to bring their holiday gifts to an official gift wrapping party while enjoying food, drinks, and games. Add excitement to the party’s events by hosting a human gift wrapping competition (yes, wrapping friends in colorful paper is always entertaining). For extensive wrap holiday party ideas visit Hallmark.com and get your wrap party underway!
7. Create a Holiday Island Getaway
When the weather outside may be frightful, imagining yourself on a Caribbean island is delightful! Transform your holiday celebration into a secluded tropical getaway with beach-themed decor, seasonal songs performed on steel drums, and an island-inspired menu.
8. All Aboard! A Holiday Train Ride
A Ball & Good Cheer
From imagining a journey to the North Pole to celebrating the holiday tradition that is the toy train, consider hosting a holiday party focused on winter wonders. Transform your event space with model trains, snowy accents, and magical lighting to create a memorable atmosphere.
9. Masquerade Ball
Once regarded as a holiday tradition by many, hosting a masquerade ball has all but fallen out of fashion. Bring it back this year by instructing guests to dress up in elaborate costumes, don masks, and dance the night away with friends.
10. Good Cheer Party
Above all else, the holiday season is about giving to others, not receiving. Make a statement this year by throwing a good cheer party where guests are encouraged to bring new toys and nonperishable food to be donated to needy families.