It's true when they say the holidays are the most wonderful time of the year! Especially because of all the 'parties for hosting.' This year make your holiday party fresh and fun by choosing a unique theme! Here are some of our Favorites
Visions of Sugar Cookies
Baking cookies is an easy and fun holiday activity that is usually shared by close family. This year invite all the friends and relatives to a cookie themed holiday party. Ask each guest to bring a unique batch of cookies to exchange with everyone else at the party. You can also bake a batch of sugar cookies and set them out with decorating supplies for guests to ice and sprinkle to their hearts content. Provide personalized gift bags or boxes printed with a holiday message for guests to fill with cookies. Create a fun favor by rolling up cookie recipes printed on decorative paper. Tie them with personalized ribbon and place them in a basket for guests to take home. Holiday cookie cutters and cookie mixes make great gifts for your guests as well. You are sure to have the sweetest Christmas Party on the block!
A Natural Noel
The most beautiful Christmas decorations often embrace natural elements. Pine boughs and pinecones will look lovely on your table along with personalized Christmas napkins in a pattern that will match your theme, such as classic plaid. Keep with your theme and decorate a freshly cut evergreen tree with popcorn and cranberry garland along with sprigs of holly and mistletoe. Mini live Christmas trees make great gifts to your guests and can double as part of the decor until the evening is over. This theme is great for the nature lover as well as the environment. (Popcorn, cranberry, and cookie garland image courtesy of AVeryCountryChristmas.blogspot.com. Table setting image courtesy of PinkFrosting.com)
Most of us remember Christmas as a magical time of year full of baking, lights, presents, music and an overall feeling of happiness. Try to create a Christmas party that matches a child's expectations. Make your decorations bigger, better, and brighter. Jumbo candy canes and large retro lights are a must. Ask guests to dress in outrageous Christmas sweaters or play off vintage holiday styles. Give personalized gifts and door prizes that keep with the retro flair. Some great ideas for these type of gifts are compacts and flasks along with gifts that relate to each individual's childhood memories. like mini baseball bats and hockey sticks. Don't forget to invite Santa! This is for a crowd that knows how to have a good time and will enjoy the chance to relive holiday memories. (Peppermint Lollipop image courtesy of RealSimple.com)
Which ever theme you choose, be sure to have a safe and happy holiday! We look forward to spending another year with you!