When it comes to throwing a holiday party, a little bit of planning and imagination can go a long way. Once we know some basic holiday planning tips, we are free to be creative. We might consider throwing a Christmas light viewing party, having a black-tie affair, or going ice skating. When hosting a holiday party, we can really think outside the box.
Tips for Setting Up a Holiday Party
While throwing a holiday party is festive and exciting for us, it also requires a lot of preparation. All too often, we find that hosting a party becomes a stressful situation. The whole point of throwing a Christmas party is to enjoy spending time with our closest friends and family.
With the right preparation, we will know that our party will go smoothly, and we will be able to relax and enjoy it. Setting up our space should be our priority. For example, we will use our space differently if we want to get cozy inside than if we want to throw a large outdoor celebration. Understanding how to get the most of our space can help make any party a success.
Unusual Holiday Party Ideas
Christmas Lights Tour
One unusual holiday party idea is to take our friends on a tour of the most spectacular Christmas lights in our area. We can consider renting a car or limousine to make it truly memorable. A Christmas light tour is guaranteed to make any holiday party sparkle late into the night. Everyone enjoys viewing local Christmas lights and other holiday light displays. Furthermore, many communities host light shows in local parks or fairgrounds to raise funds for charity. We always love to attend a holiday party that benefits our community.
Black Tie Affairs
Having everyone dressed to the nines is one way to throw a memorable holiday party. We could roll out a red carpet for guests to walk on. We could use wedding send off sparklers to add a magical touch to the evening’s entertainment. We might even have a champagne tower to keep the champagne flowing all night. There are numerous ways to turn our holiday party into a true black-tie affair. Getting dressed up and strutting our stuff always results in a memorable holiday celebration.
Celebrating Our Favorite Things
When planning a holiday party, we often focus on what we can bring rather than what we can ask our guests to bring. For example, we could ask our friends to name a few of their favorite things before gathering for a Pollyanna swap. Everyone will walk away with something incredible while also learning more about each other’s interests, such as their love for cooking, sports, or the history of board games. This is a fantastic party theme because anyone, regardless of background, can participate. This is also an excellent way to learn about new products that we are sure to love.
Classic Holiday Parties
Items that we already have on hand can be used to create a joyful celebration. An ugly sweater party, as the name suggests, is a gathering in which guests dress in their ugliest winter sweaters. We can have a contest to see who wears the ugliest or most festive sweater. We can also go all out and throw an out-of-the-box Christmas party. We can use color in creative ways to really bring fun to our party. We might use pink smoke bombs to fill the air with wonder. Or we might take an activity that everyone enjoys, such as watching movies, and have a holiday movie marathon party.
An Ice Skating Adventure
We don’t have to be a famous ice skater to put on an ice-skating party. All we must do is put on our skates and make a reservation at the local ice rink for us and our friends. There is something about skating as a gentle snow falls and festive music is playing that creates amazing memories no matter how well we can skate. And if we really can’t skate, we can simply watch with a hot beverage in our hand. Even if we live in a city, we will often be able to find winter ice skating rinks that we can enjoy.