Tips for Throwing a Fun Christmas Party

Updated on September 11, 2019
graveyard-rose profile image

I love Christmas and I enjoy giving tips on how to celebrate the holidays.

Get in the Mood

Throwing a Christmas party can be a daunting task. However, if you get in the mood, then you will have fun planning and setting up. You will not have the party thrower's anxiety that many face when throwing a Christmas party. How do you get in the mood? It's simple. Start getting yourself in the Christmas spirit by wearing a Santa hat and listening to Christmas music. Sounds like it won't work? Wrong. You may not feel in the "spirit" yet, but it will rub off on you extremely soon. Planning a Christmas party will soon be more enjoyable!


Firstly, you need to decide if you are going to have alcoholic beverages for the adults. Most times a Christmas party has alcohol, so it will be listed in this section. If you are throwing a party for those who are not quite drinking age yet, just disregard them off of the list. If you are throwing a Christmas party for mainly adults who enjoy the holiday season with alcohol, then do not forget about those who will not be partaking.

  • Soda (diet, non-diet, and caffeine free)
  • Apple Cider
  • Hot Chocolate
  • Mulled Wine
  • Punch

For those who are not familiar with punch, I am including a recipe for you to use as a guide. Remember that punch can be altered to your liking.

  • 2 Cups Pomegranate Juice - Chilled
  • 1 Cup of Cranberry Juice - Chilled
  • 1 Cup of Vodka - If you choose to make this an alcoholic beverage.
  • 1 Cup of Coitreau or other Orange Flavored Alcohol - if you choose to make this an alcoholic beverage.
  • 1 Cup Club Soda - Chilled
  • 1/2 Cup of Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 Cup of Simple Syrup - Typically used for mixed drinks.

* DIRECTIONS: Mix all of the ingredients into a punch bowl and add 2 cups of ice.


Your Christmas party guests will need to eat. There are many different ideas for Christmas party foods, but to make it easy, here is a list.

  • Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Chips and Dip
  • Festive Popcorn Mix
  • Cheese Balls with Crackers
  • Baked Ham for Sandwiches
  • Pinwheels
  • Cheesecake Dip
  • Brownies
  • Chocolate Dipped Pretzel Sticks
  • Peppermint Candies

Find the perfect recipe or even just purchase pre-made foods to make it easier on yourself. There are many people that opt to have every guest bring a dish to make it a pot-luck Christmas party, which would save you money. All you would have to do is provide the paper plates, napkins, utensils, cups, and one dish.


There are many things that you can do to make it festive. Break out all of your decorations that you already have and go crazy. Decorate, decorate, decorate! Make sure that your tree is up and bright. Add wrapping paper over your frames that are on the wall to make it look like floating Christmas gifts.

Parents, have your children do Christmas crafts and use them as decorations. This is a great fun time for all those who love crafting and Christmas. I am including a video on how to make paper snowflakes. You can hang these all around the room to make it a winter wonderland.


Now that you have your plan written down, it is time to make that guest list. Make sure that you have enough invitations and give or send them out at least three weeks in advance. Ensure that you list any special instructions. For example, maybe it is a "ugly sweater" party or if they need to bring a dish. Make sure that you set a date and a time.

Invitations are important. Do not just tell your guests when and where, it is more than likely they will forget. Using festive Christmas invitations will allow them to make note, hang it on the fridge, and keep organized so that they can make sure they attend your awesome Christmas party.

For Your Convenience, Click Play on This Video During Your Party!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile image


      2 years ago

      I love love love some of these ideas - I’ve been trying to plan ahead (I know it’s September and I’m already planning the Christmas party - how insane is that?!) and I’ve creatively got stuck in a rut so it’s fabulous to come across a post like this! I love planning these types of events but they can definitely be stressful, especially regarding theming and location, so I literally need all the help I can get ! Actually I think I’m sorted with the theme as I’m currently now leaning towards the roaring 20s - beads, golds, feathers and champagne? I’m sold. But I’m struggling to find a good location. I ideally need somewhere classy and sophisticated, while being relatively affordable and also in a central location to Birmingham city (where I’m based). Does anyone know of any good places? I read some good reviews about Park Regis (this is them: ) Has anyone been there or used them? They look good and everything but I wanted to get a good idea of them before committing! So if anyone could give me any feedback of events there that would be fantastic! Any other recommendations would be greatly appreciated too - and it doesn’t have to be just hotel, I’m open to any and all sorts of creative ideas and places! Thanks everyone x


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)