10 Tips for Planning the Perfect Christmas Party

  1. Have a Theme

Christmas parties don’t always have to be generic. Pick a fun theme to make it unique like “The Nightmare Before Christmas” or “The Christmas Masquerade”

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Masquerade-Holiday
  1. Host a Hot Chocolate Bar

Everyone loves hot chocolate so you can’t go wrong with a fun hot chocolate bar! Make a station with candy canes or cinnamon sticks for stirring, and of course lots of toppings like marshmallows, caramel sprinkles, and whip cream! For the adults, have some Baileys or Smirnoff Fluffed Marshmallow Vodka.

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  1. Rent Your Christmas Trees

Storing Christmas trees takes up a lot of space during the year when they aren’t in use. Especially if you want multiple Christmas trees for your event, we recommend renting them from a decorator to save space and money!

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  1. Have a Christmas Brunch

Nobody said that Christmas parties have to be in the evening! Mix it up by hosting an extravagant Christmas brunch, and serve festive cinnamon buns or pancakes with caramel apple toppings!

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  1. Set up Craft Stations

Whether it’s for the kids or a fun team building activity for the staff, set up a do-it-yourself gingerbread house station or create your own tree ornaments!

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  1. Live Music

Hiring a live band or a DJ brings the party to another level and really blows away your guests! It also encourages people to have fun and enjoy the evening.

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Wedding+Music+Band
  1. Party Games

Nothing gets the party going like Christmas games! Plan a Secret Santa exchange before the party to build suspense leading up to it! Another good one is to have everyone bring a present and then number them so that they are assigned randomly to a person and opened in order. Then number two can steal number one’s gift or open their own, and so on!

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  1. Get it Catered

It’s hard to enjoy the amazing party that you planned when you have to worry the whole time about the food, and making sure everyone gets to eat! By hiring a private chef or a caterer you can actually enjoy the party that you put so much work into (and have the confidence that the food will be amazing).

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Christmas-dinner-1
  1. Unique Centerpieces

Centerpieces are a chance to really get creative with your décor! You can fill vases with ornaments or have mini Christmas trees on every table to impress your guests!

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  1. Hire a Planner

The holidays are already a very hectic time of year and planning a party can be stressful with so many things going on, so a planner can be a life saver! Hiring a planner or decorator is usually quite a bit cheaper this type of year so it won’t break the budget.

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