As my friends and I debated about throwing a white elephant Christmas party and the nixed the idea after last year’s lack luster event, I typed into a webs search engine “new party ideas”. Don’t get me wrong, it was great a fun event but inevitably there’s a giver that leaves with something much less substantial than they came with. You don’t ever want someone to go home disappointed from a party. The top hit on my search was 10 ideas from Marie Claire magazine! Don’t worry, this won’t be a re-hash. I have commentary and a couple of my own ideas too.
1. July at Christmas! Host a beach themed party! – who doesn’t love thinking about summer vacation?
2. Holiday Movie Marathon – great for those cold winter days!
3. Marshmallow Roast – there’s something about a fire!
4. Pet Holiday Party – Umm…this sounds like a great way to turn your house into a zoo unless you can meet at the dog park.
5. Favorite cocktail party – bring your favorite drinks to share!
6. Christmas Carol Karaoke Night – This sounds fun! Too bad I’m not allowed to sing!
7. Gingerbread House Decorating Competition – A family in my neighborhood hosts a decorating party for kids every year. It’s a big hit! She makes all the houses but you could buy them.
8. Christmukkah Party – Combine elements from all the holiday celebrations including Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa, to name a few.
9. After Christmas Cast-Off Gift Exchange – Bring everything you didn’t want for Christmas. There could be a prize for worst gift received! But hey, to each his own. One person’s trash is another’s treasure!
10. Appetizers party – The cookie exchange is always daunting for me. Full disclosure, I hosted one a few years back. It was actually a really fun party but when it came around to the next year, I was overwhelmed. Bringing a plate of appetizers to a party, I can handle.
I didn’t realize this but I guess the ugly sweater contest party is a used idea. You wouldn’t know it by how many ugly sweaters I see in the stores. To see Marie Claire’s complete rundown go to http://www.marieclaire.com/culture/g1053/christmas-party-themes/. I’m thinking of hosting something after the New Year when people are less busy. Whatever you’re doing for the holidays, I hope that you can be surrounded by those you love most!
All the best,
About the Author
Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and now lives in Colorado with her family and four legged and finned creatures. Her new adult Being Me series is now complete with Is This Me?, If I Could Fly, Think You Know Me, and Being Me. Her young adult books include Drops of Sunshine, Native One, and Kingdom of Embers. You can connect with Tricia and other readers on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14055439.Tricia_Copeland, Facebook www.facebook.com/TriciaCopelandAuthor, Instagram https://www.instagram.com/authortriciacopeland/- Twitter www.twitter.com/tcbrzostowicz, LinkedIn, Pinterest www.pinterest.com/triciacopelanda/, and Google+ https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/8wque.