Christmas seems to be that time of year where people naturally like to come together and enjoy each other’s presence- seems nice. For those of you who love organizing small get-togethers or Christmas / holiday parties, this post is for you! Every year I find myself planning some sort of Christmas related party but of course as the years roll by, you start to think of how to up this year’s festivities. I’ve composed a handful of ideas that will work for any size group and with any budget!
1. The Usual: “Potluck + Ugly Sweater Party”
Nothing wrong with having the typical usual sweater potluck party. It’s fun, tacky and the more food the merrier I say. Try to limit each guest with one item or a beverage/alcohol of some sort- this will help avoid an abundance of food. Have all your guests dress up in an ugly sweater and bring a tacky gift for a bad santa exchange.
Add a twist: Have guests arrive in their own DIY Ugly Sweater and or prize for the winner of the ugliest sweater/outfit
2. The Sweet Tooth: “Dessert Bar & Crafts” Do your friends and family members have a sweet tooth? Why not host a Dessert Bar party and fill it with yummy treats such as an ice cream bar with multiple choices of flavours and toppings. Add some variation with different cakes, pies , salty treats and beverages. Have a DIY cookie or cupcake decorating station to add some fun in the mix.
3. The Lounge Night: “Ornaments, Cocktails & Appetizers” This is similar to what my mom and I hosted a few weeks back, we had a ladies night at my house where each guest brought in an appetizer platter, dessert or drink of some sort. I made a signature cocktail, set up a wine station and had a craft station for DIY ornaments ready to roll. We had lots of fun, delicious homemade food and everyone left with a great addition to their tree ornament collection.
Regardless of your budget and or size of group the whole vision behind a Christmas / Holiday party is to enjoy the time you are spending with friends and family. As long as you are in good company, you’ll have a fantastic and successful event- don’t sweat the small stuff!
Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas everyone.
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