Christmas Party Ideas with Pizazz

| November 20, 2012

Christmas SweatersWhy settle for eggnog and fruitcake? Make your Christmas party stand out by throwing a theme party. Once you choose a holiday party idea, DexKnows listings can point you in the right direction for Christmas decorations and other holiday supplies.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

This theme works well for a holiday party at which many strangers will meet. After all, what better conversation starter is there than an ugly Christmas sweater? Hold a contest with multiple categories — worst animal-themed sweater, scariest-looking Santa, most unintentionally inappropriate — and award prizes to the winners.

Cookie Swap Party

Making Christmas cookies takes time, and then you end up with dozens of the same. Invite your friends and family over for a cookie swap party that allows everyone to go home with different kinds of cookies. This theme also ranks as one of the most popular ideas for kids’ Christmas parties. What kid doesn’t love cookies covered in red and green sprinkles?

Christmas TV Party

For a more intimate gathering, invite over as many friends as you have comfy seats and watch a marathon of Christmas TV specials. A Charlie Brown Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and How the Grinch Stole Christmas! are musts, as is A Muppet Family Christmas. You can skip anything involving singing chipmunks.

White Christmas Party

If you want your guests to put on their stylish best, throw this party and request only white cocktail attire. Be careful when choosing the menu for holiday parties such as these, as you won’t want your guests to stress about spilling something on themselves and having to make a dash for the door.

Karaoke Christmas Party

You sing along to Christmas tunes in the car, so why not gather your friends and family for a show. Just about every gaming system these days has a Christmas karaoke title, with the cost well worth the enjoyment everyone will get from butchering their favorite holiday songs. Don’t yet have a gaming system? Perhaps Santa should come early this year.

These are just a few of the many ideas for Christmas parties. If none of the above suits your circle of friends and family, brainstorm ideas until you come up with something everyone likes. Once you have a theme in place, DexKnows listings can help you tackle your shopping list. Don’t forget to pick up plenty of holiday lights with which to see the ugly sweaters!

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Pamela Mitchell spent more than 15 years at daily newspapers such as the Hartford Courant and Houston Chronicle before becoming a full-time freelancer. She now writes about a variety of topics, from dining and entertainment to pets and travel.