Thursday, December 3, 2009

Holiday Party Ideas

In case you missed Pink Blossom Events December Newsletter, here are some of my favorite ideas for those of you looking for a new idea for your annual holiday party. Here are three of my favorite parties that I have hosted.

Christmas Pictionary Party

Last year it was a boys vs. girls affair as I planned a Christmas Pictionary Party. Guests were asked to dress in either red (boys) or green (girls) not knowing that they would be divided into teams based on the color of their shirts. Using a regular pictionary board, I created custom categories, everywhere from Christmas characters to Christmas songs. We used two dry erase boards to draw the pictures on. It just so happens the girls dominated the game! In addition there was a Christmas appetizer contest, honoring the most creative appetizer with a dancing Santa prize.

Gingerbread House Night
If you are looking for a more casual evening, invite your friends and family over for a Gingerbread House making night. The host provides a spread of holiday treats and hot cocoa as guests use graham crackers and frosting to create their houses. Make sure to supply plenty of colorful candies to decorate the houses. A simple but fun evening to ring in the holidays!

White Elephant Party

This year I am hosting a White Elephant Party with a specific theme. Guests have been asked to bring a gift "to entertain yourself or your family while you are trapped at home with the relatives." Some other White Elephant themes include jewelry exchange, gift card exchange or a Christmas ornament exchange.

Still not inspired? Here are some other party ideas that may get you in the holiday spirit; an ugly sweater party, baking or cookie exchange, gift wrapping night, wine or beer tasting party, eggnog party, wreath making night, family game night, Christmas movie night...

Did we miss your favorite holiday party? We would love to hear your ideas. If you send us a truly unique party, we will feature your party on the Pink Blossom Events Blog this month.

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