For most people, Christmas is the best time of the year. There is something about Christmas that makes you fall in love with it, whether it’s the surrounding joy, the heartwarming carols, or the timeless Christmas-eve movies. Nothing compares to the happiness and fun of decorating the Christmas tree with seasonal songs blasting in the background. This is one activity that is bound to bring everyone together, regardless of their interests. The spirit that this season brings about is unmatchable. Though the only problem is that year after year, you run out of new ways to celebrate. While some things should be left to tradition, others can use a little touch-up. Read through our article for themed Christmas party ideas you have to try out with your family.
It doesn’t matter if you live on the warmer side of the globe or at a place where it seldom stops snowing; for many people, Christmas is associated with heavy snowfalls and ornate snowflakes. This is why regardless of the general climate, a winter wonderland-themed party never fails to amuse. While it may seem cliche, there are endless ideas when it comes to the concept of a winter wonderland. This is why you will rarely find two similar parties, even when they both follow this theme. Decorating your home with white, blue, and warm-toned fairy lights all around, putting up a white Christmas tree, using leafless trees with snow-like decorations on branches, and lighting up white candles, are a few things you can do. Go wild with your imagination, throwing the homiest yet snowiest party you can think of.
Pajama Christmas Party
Have you ever noticed how formal and pompous holidays are? When we think of Christmas, we think of the burning fireplace, the cozy blankets, fuzzy socks, snug robes, and hot chocolate. Although many people like to dress up for fancy family Christmas dinners, glamorous party dresses and lavish dinner table assortments are far from the mood that this holiday is supposed to set. This holiday is all about the love, warmth, and togetherness that it brings. It is rather laid-back and welcoming; the unnecessary formalities can create futile walls and reservations between family members. When we think of Christmas, we think of joy, laughter, and shared memories. This year, try to ditch the posh vibe and invite your family over for a pajama Christmas party. Not to mention, this can be the perfect opportunity to flaunt your family pajama sets for the perfect family picture. You can have casual and easy snacks and beverages, chill out and snuggle on the couch, and bring back the authentic feel of Christmas.
If you didn’t get the chance to go all out on Halloween, now is your chance to make up for the lost time. Costumes are not necessarily linked to children’s birthday parties or the thriller holiday; you can think outside the box and incorporate them into many different events. From the grinch to the ghost of Christmas present, there are many iconic Christmas characters that everyone would love to remember. Ask your guests to come to your party dressing up as one of their favorite holiday character staples. Your family will have a fun time trying to guess each others’ costumes and reminiscing about the age-old movies.
Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Everyone loves a good old ugly Christmas sweater. While pop culture may have recently adopted the trend, they have probably always been your grandpa’s favorite thing to rock to family gatherings. This year, challenge your family to come to your party wearing the ugliest Christmas sweater they can find. This can be the chance to lean into your creative side. You can collect funny, spirited images of your family and print them on a swear, or capture an image of your family pet, photoshopping them into Santa Claus. You can also give out ugly fuzzy socks, carefully selected to suit each guest’s peculiar personality traits. Don’t forget to hand out the novel ugly Christmas masks, allowing your family to finish off their looks. It will surely be an unforgettable memory that each family member will cherish. This may be the only time you’d actually love to look “ugly.”
If there’s one thing that the entire world can agree on, it’s that Christmas is among the best times of the year. The thing about Christmas is that no matter how much time passes, it’s a holiday that will still inhabit a special place in our hearts. It’s the one thing that brings everyone together; whether your distant cousin lives overseas or your child is away for college, they will surely, and hopefully, come back home for Christmas.
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