Host a Modern Christmas Crafting Party
Modern Holiday Traditions
Update the classic ornament-making Christmas party with a non-traditional holiday color scheme, easy DIY decor, and simple no-cook party food. We'll show you how to host the ultimate modern Christmas crafting party complete with free downloads, how-to's, and recipes.
Deck the Halls
Decorating for a fun Christmas party doesn't have to be stressful! Incorporate your year-round decor for a holiday party theme that's personal to you. Try adding holiday lights for an instant party-ready atmosphere.
A low coffee table doubles as a fun ornament-making station at this crafting Christmas party. Guests can kick off their shoes and gather round for an afternoon of creating pretty handmade ornaments.
Get creative with your Christmas mantle. Fill a vintage toy truck with collected pinecones and display festive holiday figurines. Or, try stacking up a collection of vintage ornaments.
DIY Dowel Tree
Display guests creations while they dry on a pretty DIY dowel tree. It's perfect for small party spaces. Make a tabletop Christmas tree and let it serve as your centerpiece. For easy storage, disassemble the tree and store flat.
Creative Color Scheme
Don't be afraid of black for Christmas! Plain black paper with green accents is a fun take on the classic Christmas color scheme. Get our free printable tags and add a sprig of fresh greenery.
This pitcher makes the party. To make this big-batch holiday drink, simply mix one bottle of cranberry juice with one bottle of champagne. Serve with fresh cranberrries and a sprig of rosemary.
Pinecone crafts aren't just for kids! These whimsical pine cone ornaments are an adorable way to trim your tree. Make a bunch at party time and give them as fun holiday gifts.
A simple wood dowel is a fun way to create a bright holiday ornament display. Attach above a doorway with white tape for a fun party decoration you can display all season long.
Easy Party Food
There's no cooking involved for this easy Christmas party buffet. Highlight seasonal flavors like rosemary and cranberry with a spread of assembly-only apps. Top purchased popcorn with flaky sea salt and fresh rosemary. Dress up a wheel of brie cheese with cranberry sauce and pecans. Add a bit of nature to your decor with a cut branch from the backyard. Use it to display a collection of handmade ornaments.
Fun Party Favors
Let guests take home their crafted creations as festive party favors. Provide gift boxes and wrap so they can package them up for easy holiday gifting.
A display of bakery cupcakes is the perfect easy party dessert. Dress up each cake with a sprig of fresh rosemary and a sprinkle of coarse sugar. Metallic pink dishes and a black candle continue the creative color scheme throughout the table.
Give classic applesauce ornaments a modern makeover. Made from just two pantry ingredients, these cinnamon-scented ornaments make a special handmade holiday gift.
Hand-Stitched Felt Ornaments
A handmade felt ornament is a sweet way to decorate your Christmas tree. Make several in bright colors and give them as DIY gifts. Or use them as pretty package toppers.