If you’re planning a special holiday family gathering, grab some ideas from our list of festive family Christmas party ideas. You undoubtedly have one certain purpose in mind, whether it’s to make the celebration important for the entire family or to keep it low-key and casual.
Christmas Party Ideas
Get inspired with this collection of festive family Christmas party ideas to get into the holiday mood if you’re hosting a special holiday family gathering. You undoubtedly have one specific goal in mind, whether you’re arranging something low-key and easygoing or grandiose and ostentatious: make the celebration significant for the entire family.
Decorate for the holidays with a red and white theme. A minty-fresh approach to decorating is provided with a candy cane theme! Peppermint becomes the flavor of the season as the holiday season approaches. Candy canes appear in practically every holiday tradition, from Christmas tree decorations to the local cookie exchange.
With our candy cane Christmas décor techniques and treat recipe ideas, take a fresh approach to the iconic holiday delicacy. Your door, foyer, or table will be brimming with holiday cheer!
The dining room is the focal point of any feast or decorating. Here’s an example of how to elegantly decorate your dining area for a Christmas party at a reasonable cost. When shaped into bows, small Christmas trees, and wreaths, and positioned around the room, some bright green, red, and white paper makes for a lovely and intricate décor.
Decorate your front door to welcome the holiday season and your guests. Candy cane decorations, which can be found on the door and in porch planters, pay homage to the holiday’s characteristic red and white colors. The finishing touches, such as red tinsel wreaths, a glistening garland around the door frame, and striped bow embellishments, make your entrance festive and brilliant.
Treat your windows to a festive makeover. Hang a couple of tinsel candy canes for a day-to-night appearance! Add tinsel garland to the window margins and striped bows to the window corners for a festive finishing touch.
Candy Cane Stripes Staircase
The holidays are a great opportunity to spruce up the decor, particularly on the stairwell. Drape a red garland down the railing and accent the top of each swag with a striped ribbon for a stunning yet simple spin on red and white decoration. Allow enough length at the start of the banister to create a flowing drop for an appealing aesthetic.
Without the festive stress, dress your table in the dashing combination of red and white. Chevron and dots make it simple to put together a festive atmosphere. Wrapping utensils in a napkin bow matches your candy cane theme well. Simple additions such as a candy cane placeholder next to the plate setting and a centerpiece consisting of a tinsel tree and ornaments lend a festive touch.
Make space on your table for a candy buffet that is both delicious to eat and attractive to look at! Fill plastic pedestal bowls with chocolates and gumballs and place candy canes or lollipops in the center. Simple ways to liven up a candy table for the holidays include glistening tinsel trees and glistening Santa hats.
Candy Cane Lane
Deck the halls is a good idea, but don’t forget about the walkway! By laying illuminated candy cane yard sticks down the walkway, you can make your own Candy Cane Lane. There are no wires or strings to worry about because they are battery-operated. The lively exhibition brings the magic of the season to life!
Christmas Party Sweet Treats
Your Christmas to-do list most certainly already includes finding the perfect gifts, taking in all of the holiday lights, and snuggling up for a favorite holiday film, but no season should pass without the opportunity to indulge in some traditional Christmas goodies.
Ranch Pretzel Bites
Take your favorite sourdough pretzels and bake them in a tangy ranch coating for this delicious crowd-pleaser. Pretzel bites are a party staple any day of the year, but the seasoning makes these a special occasion all their own.
Snowman Cheese Ball
Instead of a corn-cob pipe and a button nose, this snowman has a carrot nose and peppercorn buttons! He’ll pairs well with your favorite crackers or chips.
Mac + Cheese Donuts
Nothing helps warm you up in wintry weather like comfort food, especially cheesy macaroni. For party season, put it in handheld form with our donut-shaped recipe.
Smoked Trout Crostini
This one’s so easy it almost cooks itself. Simply top baguette slices with store-bought smoked trout and your favorite herbed sour cream.
Deep Fried Macaroni and Cheese
A classic take on deep-fried snacks, these macaroni and cheese balls are breaded, warm, and gooey. Those are all the best parts of a party food if you ask us.
French Onion Smashed Potato Bites
If you’re wondering what the difference is between a smashed potato and a mashed one, you’re not alone. These gently squished baby potatoes serve as a base for all that melty cheesy and caramelized onion.
Christmas Party Invitations
Christmas is a frenzy of activity, from the first jingled bell to the last scrap of present wrap leaving the house! Because event days in December are limited, start planning early and send out these Christmas Party Invitations before your calendars are as full as a stocking on Christmas morning.
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If you don’t want to host your party at home, consider booking a table at a popular restaurant, renting a hall at a community center, or holding it in a recreation room if you or another relative resides in an area with one.
Determine who will be invited to the party before choosing a place. Will you invite only your immediate relatives or will you invite everyone? When choosing a party location, it’s crucial to be able to accommodate a specified amount of guests. You’ll need plenty of space to accommodate all of your guests.