How To Throw The Perfect Holiday Party

Spend this holiday season in style with family and friends enjoying the holiday spirit!

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How To Throw The Perfect Holiday Party

Lexi Parent and Danielle Tremblay

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Step One: Name a Theme

Pick a theme that everyone would like and would get involved with!

Here are some theme ideas:

Ugly Sweater Party – Have all of your guests wear their best ugly sweater and make it a contest! The ugliest sweater wins a prize!

Classy Christmas – Everyone can dress up in their best attire to make the experience more memorable and look cute for pictures

Make sure to decorate accordingly for the theme you chose!

Step Two: Pick Activities for Everyone to Take Part in

Activity Ideas:

Yankee Swap/ Secret Santa – Each guest can bring a small gift, typically $10-$20, that whoever receives it will enjoy! Make sure that it is gender neutral if it is a yankee swap, but if it is secret santa, make sure to thoughtfully think about your recipient.

Decorate Ornaments for the Christmas Tree- Take a trip to the dollar store and buy some plain ornaments and markers for everyone to decorate! Consider getting some glitter and fun decorations to allow everyone to personalize their ornaments.

Pin the Nose on Rudolph – Similar to the well known game pin the tail on the donkey, acquire a large picture of Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer and a bright red piece of fabric for the nose

Baking/ Decorating Cookies – The simplest way to do this is to make an abundance of sugar cookies and get all of the supplies to decorate these cookies. Make sure that you have frosting, sprinkles, and any other decorations that you would want people to use to decorate the cookies. Make sure to enjoy eating some after decorating!

Decorating Gingerbread Houses – Similar to the cookies, get a bunch of different candy for people to use to decorate these gingerbread houses. You could also make it a competition and give the person with the best decorated gingerbread house a prize!

Play games such as Candy Canes (a knock off spoons), Christmas Charades, or Name that Carol – Click here to Play

Step Three:  Pick Your Music

Make sure to play festive music that everyone will enjoy. Here are some of the top songs of the holiday season that are perfect for each party!

  • Feliz Navidad
  • All I want For Christmas is You
  • Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Jingle Bells
  • Deck the Halls
  • It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas
  • Let it Snow

Step Four: Festive Foods and Drinks

The food and drinks are what make or break the holiday party! Make sure to have all types of goodies that everyone will enjoy! Also, be aware if there is anyone with allergies that will be attending your party! Check out these links for the perfect holiday ideas and recipes!


Keep whipped cream and marshmallows nearby!

  • Eggnog


Step Five: Put on a classic Holiday movie everyone will enjoy

  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Elf
  • Home Alone
  • The Year Without Santa Claus
  • It’s a Wonderful Life
  • A Christmas Story
  • Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer
  • Santa Claus Is Comin to Town
  • The Santa Clause


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