Christmas Party Activities
For a Christmas party to remember, there's nothing more important than entertainment. A sure way to get your guests into the holiday spirit is plan some activities that both adults and children will enjoy. From crafts to decorations we've got some great ideas for family oriented fun!
Themed Party Invitations
Send out Christmas-themed party invitations with snowmen, Santas, or a Victorian look. Add all of the information your guests will need and include any details for a gift exchange if you're planning one.
Go Christmas Caroling
Caroling is one of the all-time favorite activities for Christmas parties. Print off copies of traditional holiday songs and pass them out. Make some phone calls to nursing homes, senior citizen centers, veteran's homes or homeless shelters to set up an appointment. They often welcome carolers and it will be spread some Christmas cheer. Bundle up and provide coffee and hot chocolate to your guests when you're finished.
Provide Food and Goodies
What is a Christmas party without food and treats? Have plenty of snacks on hand to satisfy hungry guests. Enlist in some help and not only will you have more variety, you will ease your stress level considerably.
Have a Gift Exchange
Everyone loves to exchange gifts at Christmas parties. Set a price limit and advise guests that wish to participate to bring gifts according to the them you set. Generic, decorations, gag gifts etc. all make fun gifts and gives them an idea of what to bring.
Organize a Scavenger Hunt
Scavenger hunts are not only for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Plan a hunt with a Christmas theme. This will get your friends out and about to meet new people. Award prizes to the winning team.
Donate Time to Charities
Many people find that going down to the local homeless shelter or soup kitchen and helping out brings a warm feeling like no other. There is a satisfaction to giving to the needy and it reminds us to be thankful for the life we have and not to take it for granted.
Trim the Tree
Take the opportunity to provide a festive activity and at the same time, getting much-needed help for Christmas decorating. Consider stringing homemade popcorn and using original decorations. It's great fun in the classroom or office too.
Deck the Halls
This works great with family parties. Recruit all family members to help you decorate your house for Christmas. Make a party out of it and have some tasty snacks on hand to reward their assistance.