IDEA LIST FOR HOW TO MAKE YOUR CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY PARTY A SUCCESS BY ADDING A THEME
In addition to hiring a DJ to celebrate Christmas to rock in your new year, one way to really make a party a success is to add a theme. Here is a “Top Ten List” for Christmas Party Themes to liven up this year’s Christmas / holiday party at your home or business.
1) Ugly Sweater Party
If you do not own any nasty sweaters, then you can always run to the nearest K-Mart or rock a Macklemore find by going to Goodwill to pick up one. We promise they don’t usually cost more than $5 at a Thriftshop and the pictures alone will be priceless.
2) The Wrap Party
I hate wrapping. I have used toilet paper and duct tape in the past to decorate my presents. Why not throw a support-group gathering for friends who wrap— where everyone brings some basic supplies and their bundle of gifts. Then you can wrap together and have different-looking wrap jobs. You’ll be surprised who knows how to help you tie that bow so it won’t look like garbage. For added atmosphere, book us to DJ and request rap music.
3) Christmas Carol Karaoke Party
Dance if you want, sing if you dare! Book us to DJ and let the the fun begin.
With karaoke comes great responsibility, but with karaoke comes guaranteed mass quantites of nonsense all night long!
While this option may not be fore everyone, if you have the courage (and enough money to keep booze on hand for all your guests,) it could be the greatest karaoke jam of all time!
4) Christmas Cookie Swap Party
Want a plethora of different cookies for your family holiday dinner, but you don’t want all that extra work?
You can always host a cookie swap where everyone brings a batch of their homemade specialty, to share. It is simple. Just have everyone make a few trays of their very best cookie and have them trade when they get there.
You can also allow bad cooks to bring store-bought cookies and have guests try to guess which ones are real and which are store-bought contest. Allow everything from fudge, to brownies, to rice krispy treats.
5) Tree Decoration Party
Need an idea for say an office holiday partybut don’t want to spend a bundle on decorations? Why not have a tree-trimming party? Just set up your tree (real or fake!) with lights, popcorn and garland, and request that your guests each bring an ornament to hang on your tree.
If you want even more crowd-participation, put everyone on the spot and make them tell a story about the ornament they brought.
6) Christmas Movie Marathon
All the Rudolph, Santa & Frosty claymations. A Christmas Story. Elf. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street. Run movies as the attraction, or just in the background. If just watching hours of movies isn’t exciting enough for you or your couch guests, add some action with a drinking game and a DJ. Take a shot whenever someone says “Christmas spirit” or whenever anyone in Santa garb is on screen. People will be more blitzed than Blitzen by the end of the night.
7) Christmas Costume Party
Halloween doesn’t have to be the only holiday tailor-made for dress-up. Hit up a costume store or Ebay.com where you can find sexy Santa suits, elf ensembles, or any other Christmas character like Frosty or Rudolph. To ensure proper participation, award the best dressed or worst dressed prizes!
8) Secret Santa Swap Party
Invite everybody to a fun DJ party and assign people to bring a gift for someone specific. Put the gifts under the tree and see if the guests can figure out who bought for whom.
8.5) Secret Santa Re-gifting Party
The same as your Secret Santa Party, but invite your friends over with one of last Christmas’ cast-offs presents from the re-gift pile, you know gifts that never really it out of the box. Make sure everyone’s gifts have been re-wrapped and then play a version of “White Elephant,” where people can pick from the pile or steal someone else’s new acquisition. One person’s trash is another’s treasure!
9) 12 Days of Appetizers Party
Like the cookie swap, invite your guests to bring their favorite appetizer to share. This is certainly a weightwatcher’s worst nightmare; buffet lines filled with bite-sized morsels.
10) Reverse Christmas in July (Beach Theme Party)
Christmas in July is a time-honored mid-summer party favorite. Simply enough, people pretend it’s Christmas — complete with a tree, gift exchange, and hearty meal.
Well, turn the tables on this tradition with a beach theme party in the dead of winter. Break out the pina coladas and Island music. (Seeing how there is always snow in the North East, Bikinis are preferred but clearly optional.)