Set the mood for Christmas festivities with our creative ideas for parties, including recipes, decorations, prep tips, and more. Start your party planning with our fun Christmas party menus for every type of holiday party you can think of, including a cookie decorating party, a tree trimming party, and an ornament crafting party. If your family or friends love watching holiday movies, organize a low-key Christmas party with a holiday movie theme. Stick with classic films or check out our list of the greatest Christmas movies and pick a few to watch. Sample and share all kinds of Christmas cookies at a festive Christmas cookie-exchange party, which you can easily plan with our helpful tips and cookie suggestions. Wow your holiday party guests with our winter entertaining appetizers, from tomato tartlets and mini pizzas to dazzling party dips and sizzling sliders. Arrange your Christmas party food into a beautiful display with our holiday buffet serving tips, and save yourself the stress of prepping for your party with our helpful holiday housecleaning tips. We also have a ton of Christmas party game ideas, including Christmas party games for kids, teenagers, and adults. Try our printable Christmas party games for family fun during the holidays.
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Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party
Sample and share Christmas cookies as you mingle with friends at your festive cookie exchange party
Creative Christmas Snowflake Crafts
Get your home ready for the Christmas season and all winter has to offer with these easy snowflake crafts.
Christmas Decorations for Every Room
Wow Christmas party guests this holiday season with your perfectly decorated home.
Pretty Christmas Wreaths
Welcome your holiday party guests with one of our cheery Christmas wreaths.
Pretty Christmas Living Rooms
These Christmas decorating ideas will have your living room overflowing with cheer, whatever your decorating style.
Make-Ahead Holiday Side Dishes
These holiday party side-dish recipes will help you get an early start on your Christmas cooking.
Christmas Food Gifts: Pretty Wrapping Ideas & Delish Recipes
Dazzle your favorite people with delicious food gifts presented in pretty packaging.
Fun and Easy Christmas Party Ideas
Throwing a holiday party is a breeze when you start with these easy Christmas party ideas.
Holiday Buffet Serving Tips and Display Ideas
Transform your holiday buffet into a beautiful display. Finish with tips for serving and storing.
Holiday Housecleaning Tips
Don't let an unclean home stress you out this holiday. Get a go-to plan and quick tips for easy housecleaning.
Pitch-Perfect Caroling Party
Gather friends and family around the piano for a sing-along caroling party.
Host a Fondue Party
Entertain guests while you feed them. Fondue can be fun with new finger foods to dip.
Ye Olde Yule
Make fancy fun: Bring out the good silver, put on your best outfit, and have a blast at your Christmas party.
Surf's Up, Santa!
Even with ten inches of snow on the ground, you can still have a Hawaiian-inspired holiday party.
Tree Trimming Night
Use our make-ahead menu, with timing included, to make your tree trimming night full of fun and good food.
Pitch-Perfect Party Planning
Want a party without all the hassel? Invite friends over for a low-key caroling Christmas celebration.
It's a Wonderful Life
It will be a wonderful Christmas party when you serve all of these yummy recipes.
Christmas 101 Our Best How-To Ideas
Spread the Christmas spirit with these creative ideas for cookies, decorating, and more.
Best-Ever Christmas Cookies
Find holiday favorites that party guests will love in this sweet collection of Christmas cookies and bars.
Make-Ahead Christmas Recipes
Get our best make-ahead Christmas potluck and party dishes to save you time this holiday season.
Holiday Menus My Way
Looking for delicious holiday recipes that fit your style? Find a holiday menu that works for you!
Handmade Holiday Craft Finder
Get unique, budget-friendly ideas for gift wrap, gift tags, ornaments, tree toppers, Christmas stockings, and more.
Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas
Our quick and easy quiz will help you find Christmas holiday decorating ideas customized for your style.
Gifts for Pets: Homemade Treats
Surprise the pet-lovers in your life this Christmas with holiday treats and gifts for their cat or dog.