How to Host and Plan the Perfect Christmas Party

Plan Christmas Party

How to Host and Plan the Perfect Christmas Party

Christmas is quickly approaching so that means lots of wonderful time spent with family and friends. Will you be hosting a Christmas party this year? If so, we have some great tips for you to host the perfect Christmas party.Plan Christmas Party

Plan Ahead

You should already be planning your party. I suggest planning at the very least a few weeks in advance. Think about how many people you want to invite and that you will have enough decorations, food, gifts, etc. Will you have it at your home or do you need to reserve a location?

Use a holiday party planner – Click Here!Plan Christmas Party


You don’t have to go to the store and purchase every Christmas decoration you can find. Work with what you already have at home. Don’t go overboard! Plan Christmas PartyKeep it simple. I love simplicity. Plan Christmas PartyTo stay on budget purchase your decorations at Walmart, Target, Amazon, TJ Maxx or even the Dollar Store.Plan Christmas Party

Here’s some great suggestions on what you can use to decorated indoors:

  • garland
  • pine cones
  • Christmas trees
  • lights
  • picturesPlan Christmas Party
  • mistletoe
  • wreaths
  • candlesPlan Christmas Party

Invite Guests

To invite your guests you can call them or invite them on Facebook but there’s nothing better than an invitation sent in the mail. Be sure to send a few weeks in advance. Everyone’s schedules get jam-packed during the holidays.Plan Christmas Party

Want to print your own invitations? Try these Free Printable Christmas Invitation Templates or you can send online Christmas evites.Plan Christmas Party

Be sure to use a proper table setting if it will be a fancier party.Plan Christmas Party


Will you serve a full course meal, appetizers or desserts? Keep in mind your theme for your party and what guests will be coming. Of course, if kids are coming you will want to keep them in mind when fixing the food.

Here’s some great suggestions for food to prepare for your next Christmas party:

Mint Oreo Truffle Balls

Mint Oreo Truffle Balls Recipe

Peppermint Brownie SticksPeppermint Brownie Sticks

Easy Santa Claus CupcakesSanta Claus Cupcakes Recipe

How to Make Snowman Cake BallsEasy Snowman Cake Balls

Candy Cane Heart PopsCandy Cane Heart Pops

Peppermint Crunch Oreo TrufflePeppermint Oreo Truffle

Snowman Oreo TruffleSnowman Oreo Truffle Recipe

Christmas Grinch Fruit KabobsGrinch Fruit Kabobs

Need more ideas? Try these:

25 Super Healthy Chocolate Christmas Treats By Pamela Vinten – Click Here!
Gluten Free Christmas Cookbook – Click Here!

If you are handing out candy to the kids, try these Holiday Treat Bag Printables.Treat Bag Printable

Entertain Guests

Whether you’re having adults, kids or both at your Christmas party you will want to entertain them. Try a white elephant gift exchange. They are so much fun! Be sure you wrap your gifts. If you love diy, try making your own Santa Claus Gift Tag.Santa Claus Gift Tag

Looking for the perfect craft for kids? Try these fun Cheese Stick Snowman Craft & Snack.

cheese stick snowman

or a Build a Snowman KitSnowman Kisses Printable

Need more inspiration? Try these Kids Christmas Activities And Games – Click Here!


Will you be serving alcohol? If so, you could try the 12 cocktails of Christmas. If not, try the delicious hot chocolate below.

Delicious Peppermint White Hot Chocolate

White Hot Chocolate Recipe

I hope these suggestions help you host the best Christmas party ever!Plan Christmas Party

Do you have a Christmas party you are planning? If so, comment below and share with us!

How to Host and Plan the Perfect Christmas Party

Melanie Kampman

Melanie Kampman is a web designer, developer and owner of Giveaway Bandit and Farm News for Kids. She lives in Northwest Missouri on a large family farm with her husband and eight year old son, the Giveaway Bandit. They raise cattle with a variety of pets including horses, chickens, ducks, and a slew of cats. By Melanie Kampman If you are interested in writing a sponsored post on Giveaway Bandit please email me at melanie (at) giveawaybandit (dot) com.

  • Great Christmasy ideas! I really love that grungy mirror with the Christmas saying on it — too pretty!

  • Michelle E

    I wish I had this in the budget to make an awesome Holiday party.

  • denise low

    Thank you for the information. I love the holidays. I get to be with my kids and grandkids.

  • desithebonde

    the stuff have make want t o try to make some for me only

  • desithebonde

    me i have to have the pary here i do not have big table and use the holdiay stuff i cn ddecorte the whole hosue

  • Jennifer Drake

    love the look of the distressed mirror and the minty oreo balls 🙂

  • Velva

    I usually do not host a party at my house, but often do holiday parties for school and scouts and church.

  • Nena Sinclair

    Your place looks absolutely stunning!

  • Emily Endrizzi

    Great tips! I am not planning any holiday parties at my place. I prefer going to other people’s parties. Lol. Less work for me. 😉

  • Natalie

    I love the decorations, especially the writing on the mirror! Now I am excited to host my Christmas party!

  • Tami Lewis

    Great ideas! I especially love the peppermint hot chocolate and Oreo treats!!

  • dawn gordon

    wow lots of great stuff the grinch kabobs…between your grinch kabobs and the santa strawberries with whip thinking i wont feel to guilty this season..thanks for some great tips

  • Kelly Tomlinson

    Where did you find that chandelier? I love it!

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