You’ll feel inspired to deck more than just the halls with these original ideas. Way Better Than Another Ugly Sweater Party
By Caroline Picard and Katie Bourque
The holiday season is in full swing: You’ve found a white elephant gift everyone will try to steal, baked some cookies that will make Santa’s mouth water, stocked up on some pretty amazing Christmas gifts, and even your nails are looking festive. Everything is coming together! But you’ve come to to realize something — all of the holiday parties you’ve been attending this year are basically the same, and it’s up to you to mix things up. These Christmas party themes will take your own holiday celebration to the next level.
Whether you want to host a countrified Christmas, harmonize to your favorite carols, relax in your comfiest pajamas, or make your loved ones dress up like the Grinch, there are plenty of party themes that will make your get together feel fun and original. Click through these party ideas to get some inspiration for your greatest celebration yet.
1 Party Theme: Reverse Christmas in July
The beachgoers among us are familiar with Christmas in July, a midsummer excuse to celebrate with some yuletide cheer. Bring that summer vacation vibe to the holiday vacation by firing up the hot tub and playing The Beach Boys’ Christmas album. Party guests should bring their most festive swimsuits!
2 Party Theme: Characters of Christmas
Costume parties aren’t just for Halloween. There are plenty of recognizable and easy to recreate characters to choose from, like Santa, Santa’s elves, Scrooge, or even a busy working woman who winds up falling in love with a town obsessed with Christmas (hello, Hallmark Christmas movies!).
3 Party Theme: 12 Days of Dip
You don’t need high heels and Spanx for a successful Christmas party. Have your girls over for a night of wine and Christmas flicks in your comfiest PJs.
5 Party Theme: Ho Ho Ho-down
Who says cowgirl boots and Santa hats don’t match? For a country twist on your traditional Christmas party, play these country Christmas classics that will have your friends line dancing all night.
6 Party Theme: Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Nat King Cole was right about one thing, there is something magical about roasted chestnuts around Christmas. Packed with Vitamin C, they’re also a healthy treat. Try roasting your own with friends these holiday season (though they’re equally delicious pre-roasted).
7 Party Theme: DIY Christmas Ornaments