Christmas Party Ideas

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 DIY Christmas Gift Exchange Party

Gather your nearest and dearest for a festive gift exchange of homemade Christmas presents.

Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange Party

Sample and share Christmas cookies of all kinds as you mingle with friends at your festive cookie exchange party. Beyond cookie exchange recipes, we have tips on party food, games, drinks, cookie decorating, and more!