It’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas party ideas and gifts. It’s always better to be prepared on time. And choosing the right place, entertainment and gifts are actually pretty easy, if you know what to go for. If not there are plenty of great ideas that can direct you in the right direction and help you choose the best gifts and help you organize the best Christmas party ever!
Traveling is one of the most beautiful experiences you can have during Christmas. Every city has its particular charm during this festive holiday. Some towns are shining like the brightest star, some towns have the most wonderful Christmas trees and others the best hot cocoa you have ever tried.
If you have a passion for traveling and have a family who also loves to experience new towns, a couple of good friends and colleagues you have everything you need for one of the most memorable parties for Christmas! Help yourself by letting others organized everything you need for a great spent time and just lay back.
Don’t forget to take care of your pets before you leave town as well. If you happen to have a small puppy under no circumstance should you leave them alone. Find yourself a nice puppy travel bag and your furry companion will get to enjoy Christmas with you and the gang in a whole new town!
Apart from having good people and your small puppy you’ll also need to organize some kind of activities. You can visit the town's main square, stop by a pub, go to an organized office party, sing some Christmas carols, drink mulled wine at Christmas markets and remember to bring with you a joyful smile!
Surprise Your Friends and Even the People You Don’t Know
Some people don’t get to celebrate the holidays with their loved ones because they work long hours, or simply can’t get a vacation like other people. Those include policemen, firefighters, medical workers, bus drivers, waiters… You get the picture.
All of these jobs are pretty hard and can get tough both physically and mentally. Most of these people work day and night and can develop some serious health problems later in life. If you happen to have friends in any of these fields, stop by and surprise them. If one of your friends also includes a medical worker particularly a nurse, surprise them and help them by gifting them the best compression socks for nurses.
As for the people you don’t know, there are plenty of homeless shelters you can volunteer at, donate some clothes, blankets, food and anything these people in need might find helpful. Most people forget that the homeless also have wishes, so in the Christmas spirit grant them at least one.
Organize Christmas Activities
The spirit of Christmas is pretty special, it turns even the most gloomy person into a ball of joy. That probably has to do with the fact that when people gather and organize fun and festive group activities, people relax, have fun and just go with the flow. There are many fun festive things you can do with your friends and family.
You can play some Christmas charades and recreate some of your favorite holiday activities without saying a word, of course. If your group of friends isn’t too embarrassed to full around a little you can also enjoy some Christmas karaoke. Sing to some of your favorite Christmas songs from Mariah Carrey, Dean Martin, and Frank Sinatra.
You can also go out and have a snowball fight, make snowmen, snow angels and let yourself feel like a kid again. You can also prepare a few gingerbread houses and let your guests decorate them together! If you want to, you can also have a little competition by awarding prizes to the team with the most beautiful gingerbread house!
Christmas Trivia Games
It’s one thing to know a lot about all kinds of trivia and a completely other to know a lot of Christmas related trivia. Christmas trivia games can be perfect for a group of people who like to test their knowledge while enjoying some home-baked cookies in a nice home atmosphere.
You can test your guests knowledge on Christmas movie trivia, they can guess the names of some popular Christmas songs, Christmas objects, etc. So for movie trivia, you can ask some questions like who was the director of Home Alone, what was the name of Santa's favorite deer, what’s the name of the Christmas movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and so on.
As for the names of Christmas songs, you can play a section of some song and each contestant can have for example 20 seconds to guess it. If they don’t know the answer the first one that gets it right gets a point. You can play these games simultaneously and keep your friends entertained the whole time.
Christmas Themes Parties
There are plenty of themes perfect for a Christmas party and we are going to suggest a few of them. One of the most hilarious is probably the ugly sweater party. The name says it all. You and your guests need to be dressed in the most hilarious Christmas sweaters you can find, so the more embarrassing sweater you find the better!
Cookie making party can also be super joyful and fun, mix that with the ugly sweater challenge and you’ll have plenty of delicious cookies and will laugh at those sweaters while listening to some jolly Christmas tunes.
And last but not least, you can organize a full-on Grinch themed party. Turn your house in Whoville, listen to the soundtrack of the movie, make Grinch inspired sweets and for the finale serve a roasted beast!