Pitch-Perfect Caroling Party

Share the gift of music and good company with a caroling party this holiday season. Try this unorthodox Christmas color scheme of robin's egg blue, white, and splashes of red to decorate for the gathering.

Gather 'Round

Gather 'Round

People of all ages can enjoy a caroling party. Put guests at ease by singing boldly yourself, regardless of your ability to keep a tune. The point is to have a good time participating in an age-old tradition.

It's a Party

It's a Party

Get your guests into the spirit of the season with music-themed invitations.

A Warm Welcome

A Warm Welcome

Greet your guests at the door to set the tone for the evening before ushering them in to your winter wonderland.

Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats

The treat table is a feast for the eye and the mouth. Make a no-sew table topper with 50-cents-a-yard blue sueded fabric by hot-gluing a blue-checked ribbon to it. Flowers are also key for a fresh, festive look. Try 'Paperwhite' narcissus bulbs, white hydrangeas, and amaryllis.

Tiny Tree

Tiny Tree

Use elements pulled from nature as the basis for decorations. Here, cedar branches tucked into a blue vase create an impromptu tree.

Music Box

Music Box

Copy sheet music onto blue and cream paper and use it to wrap little crafts boxes. They make fun ornaments tied to a tree with ribbon.

Vintage-Look Christmas Ball

Vintage-Look Christmas Ball

Christmas sheet music photocopied onto parchment paper gives these decoupaged musical ornaments an antique look.

Stand Tall

Stand Tall

Instead of an ordinary tree stand, place your tree in a galvanized container found at home improvement stores. Weight the metal bucket with rocks so the tree doesn't tip.

Keep It Simple

Keep It Simple

Keep the party stress-free by minimally decorating for the party. Here, a largely neutral color scheme is dressed up with hints of blue in the pillows, votive candleholders, and glass ornaments.

A Humble Hearth

A Humble Hearth

The fireplace might technically be nonfunctional, but it still glows with a mass of pillar candles on the brick hearth. A pair of antique andirons gives it an authentic feel. The mirror above is draped with pepperberries and greens and crowned with blue teardrop ornaments.

Beaded Touch

Beaded Touch

White pearl beads nestled around a votive candle create a snowy effect.

Sing Along

Sing Along

Provide a song book with a mix of the standards and your own favorite Christmas tunes.

Clever Candy Trick

Clever Candy Trick

A key party-decorating point is to look for simple, inexpensive items that can boost your color scheme -- in this case, blueberry candy canes for the dessert table.

The Sweet Reward

The Sweet Reward

Getting everyone together to enjoy the sounds of the season is a reward in itself.