It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s two days before December 1st, and that means a lot of things.
For one, it’s (obviously) the end of November. I cannot believe that yet another month has passed! It seems like the school year just started.
For another, it’s that time of year when Christmas decorations start coming out. Trees, lights, poinsettias. The stores are packed with holiday cheer and are playing the latest and greatest Christmas music.
It’s also when things get extremely busy with holiday themed events. There are concerts, shopping sales, performances and, of course, parties! Today’s post is a step-by-step guide to hosting the best Christmas party ever. From making the invites to planning the activities, this post covers it all! So, what are you waiting for? Let’s jump right in.
STEP 1 | PLAN
Make a list of what you want to do at your party. Plan out the activities, food, the venue, and other things you’ll need to figure out. Gather a list of people you want to invite and make sure you have their contact info so you can get a hold of them!
STEP 2 | MAKE INVITES
There are many ways you can send invites out. You can do it by mail, in person, or, even better (and faster) – online! Here are a few sites which you can use to send out beautiful free invites for your holiday party.
STEP 3| FOOD
Let’s all agree on this. Every party needs food! #foodisgood 😛 Plan out what you’re going to serve. If you want, you can ask your guests to bring a snack food, while you supply drinks (hot cocoa, apple cider, tea) and dessert. Don’t have a clue what to make? Look up some festive food ideas on Pinterest.
STEP 4 | ACTIVITIES
Plan activities! Here are some ideas of things you could do at your Christmas party.
- An ugly sweater competition
- Cookie decorating or Gingerbread house making
- Name that Christmas carol game
- The “White Elephant Gift Exchange,” where everyone brings a present (you set the $ limit) and swap the gifts using some sort of holiday-themed poem or game
- Have a competition to see who can unwrap a gift while they have a snowsuit on (snow pants, jacket, hat, gloves, shoes, etc.) I was at a Youth Group Christmas Party where they did this and it was extremely hard but so fun to participate in and watch!
Make sure to incorporate everybody in on the fun – you don’t want people to be bored. Have some card games or group games to play in between activities. Four On A Couch and Godfather are great games for big groups!
STEP 5 | DECORATIONS
Decorate! Make you house/venue feel festive by buying (or making!) some holiday decorations. If you don’t feel like spending lots of money, go to your local dollar store. They have tons of beautiful (and cheap!) decorations. Or, if you prefer to make your own, browse Pinterest for ideas and inspiration. (’cause Pinterest is life y’all)
STEP 6 | HAVE FUN
The most important part is to have fun! Even if something doesn’t work out the way you want it to, still enjoy your party. Enjoy your time and remember that the most important part of the party is the people.
That wraps up today’s post! If you liked it, please drop me a comment. I love hearing from my readers, it makes my day! Look out for a Q & A page coming up in the next few days. And yes, I think I’ve finally entered the holiday season! 😛 🎅🏼
What is your favorite part about the Christmas season?
What is your favorite holiday food to make and eat?
Are you having a Christmas party? Tell me about it.
“For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given.” Isaiah 9:6