Some of our favorite holiday traditions are these Christmas pajama party ideas! It’s so much fun and easy to with family or friends! From cute slumber party ideas for the kids to fun plans for an adults-only bash, there are tons of ideas to spark inspiration for your holiday PJ party.
Instead of doing an ugly Christmas sweater party, why not ask guests to wear their best Christmas pajamas? It’s fun a great way to be comfortable and enjoy time with your favorite people!
Tips to Host Your Christmas Pajama Party
- Decide on the guest list
- Invite friends a few weeks ahead of time because the holidays get busy!
- Let guests know to wear their most festive pajamas!
- Also, let your guests know what to expect – fun activities, what to bring, etc.
Family Christmas Pajama Party Ideas
With these Christmas pajama party ideas, you can have a blast with guests of all ages at your holiday pajama party! Below are favorite family friendly party ideas.
1. Christmas Would You Rather
Get the kids involved in the holiday fun by asking Christmas themed would you rather questions to get the conversation started.
2. Pajama Fashion Show
Give everyone a chance to show off their holiday PJs with a fashion show in front of the Christmas tree.
3. Gingerbread Man Craft
Get creative at your Christmas party by putting together a cute gingerbread man craft that the kids can sleep with when they’re done.
4. Christmas Tree Campout
If you’re planning a holiday pajama sleepover, make sure to light up the tree! Let all the kids sleep under the twinkle lights to finish the magical evening.
5. Holiday Pancake Bar
Make sure your guests have a delicious breakfast to enjoy after your Christmas sleepover by setting out a holiday pancake bar with Santa and Rudolph pancakes. Don’t forget to get a variety of delicious toppings for pancakes, too!
6. Gingerbread House Decorating
You can’t go wrong by giving the kids a chance to decorate their own gingerbread houses at your PJ party.
7. Christmas Escape Game
Have some holiday fun together as a family by attempting to solve puzzles together and finish a Christmas escape game.
8. Santa Surprise
Make sure all the kids get a chance to share their wish list by inviting Santa to visit the party.
9. DIY Christmas Pillow Cases
Get crafty at your PJ party by decorating Christmas pillow cases together and sleeping on the finished project at your sleepover.
10. Christmas Board Games
Turn your pajama party into a fun game night by playing some Christmas board games together.
11. Christmas Movie Marathon
Everyone has their favorite Christmas movies — so why not set up a Christmas movie marathon and show your favorite kid-friendly holiday movies at your holiday pajama party!
12. Holiday Blankets and Pillows
Make your home extra comfy for your party by laying out extra Christmas themed blankets and pillows for your guests to enjoy.
13. Hot Chocolate Bar
You can’t have a holiday party without some hot chocolate! Let your guests have fun creating their own cups of hot cocoa at your party by setting up a hot chocolate bar with different cocoa flavors and a variety of toppings.
14. Pillow Fight
You can’t have a pajama party without a pillow fight! Dress up your pillows with Christmas themed pillow cases and have some fun with a classic pillow fight.
15. DIY Christmas Bracelets
Make some Christmas bracelets together with the kids at your pajama party to keep your guests entertained.
16. Extra Twinkle Lights
You can’t go wrong by adding a few extra twinkle lights throughout your decor to brighten up the space and give it a holiday glow.
17. Printable Pin the Nose on Rudolph Game
All the kids at your PJ party will have a blast playing Pin the Nose on the Reindeer!
18. Ice Cream Sundae Bar
Ice cream and sleepovers go hand in hand! Set up a holiday themed ice cream sundae bar and let your party guests build their own desserts.
19. Christmas Family Feud
Enjoy some time together as a family during your pajama party when you play Christmas Family Feud.
20. Christmas Sock Exchange
Nothing pairs better with comfy PJs than a pair of warm socks! Ask your party guests to bring a pair of Christmas socks to the party, then exchange your cozy socks at the event.
21. Make Paper Snowflakes
Have some creative fun with the kids at your party by making some paper snowflakes together and hanging them around the room when you’re finished.
22. Letters to Santa
Provide the kids at your party with templates so they can write letters to Santa. And don’t forget the mailbox so they can send their letters off to the North Pole!
23. Christmas Bingo
Christmas Bingo is the perfect party game for both the kids and adults to play at your PJ sleepover.
24. Home Alone Party
Give your pajama party some Home Alone vibes by having “Nero’s pizza” delivered for dinner with Pepsi to drink and Kevin McCallister’s sundaes for dessert! Tired of pizza? Opt for mac and cheese with a glass of milk instead!
25. Christmas Bedtime Story
Before the kids go to bed for the night, read a fun Christmas story to them to get them in the holiday spirit.
26. Pet PJs
Don’t leave your family pet out of the fun! Get a pair of matching PJs for your pet to wear at the party too.
27. Holiday Light Tour
Gather up your party guests and head out in your PJs to enjoy the holiday lights throughout town before tucking in to bed.
Pajama Party Ideas for Adults
Matching pajamas might seem like a kids-only activity, but a Christmas PJ party can also be a blast for adults! Whether you’re looking for a fun way to spend time with your gal pals or need inspiration for your annual Christmas party at home, you’re sure to find plenty of ideas on this list.
28. Christmas Movie Trivia
Show off your Christmas movie knowledge by hosting a movie trivia night at your PJ party.
29. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Theme
If you love the Griswald’s like we do, why not try your hand at Christmas Vacation trivia while enjoying a piece of Aunt Bethany’s jello mold? Afterwards, you could turn the party into a movie night by watching the Christmas classic together!
30. Christmas Carol Karaoke
Enjoy some Christmas caroling at your PJ party by setting up a karaoke machine and letting your friends belt out their favorite Christmas music and holiday songs.
31. The Ultimate Christmas Bake-Off
Everyone loves a bake-off! Ask you friends to break into teams and set the timer for them to bake the best Christmas treats! Make sure to have a judge and a little prize for the winning team.
If you’re friends aren’t big bakers, you can provide a few simple recipes and ingredients at the party, too!
32. White Elephant Gift Exchange
Just because you’re donning your best holiday PJs doesn’t mean you can’t include some fun Christmas traditions in your party, like a White Elephant gift exchange with your friends.
33. Spiked Hot Chocolate
Make sure all the adult guests have a delicious drink to enjoy by serving some spiked hot chocolate at your party. We love the idea of offering different flavors of hot cocoa!
34. Hang Mistletoe
Keep the holiday spirit alive throughout the party by hanging some mistletoe in a strategic location.
35. Christmas Photo Booth
Let your party guests channel their silly side with a fun photo shoot with holiday props! The photos make a great party favor, too!
36. White Christmas
If you love white and sparkly Christmas decorations, a White Christmas theme is a great idea! You could serve white hot chocolate, champagne, peppermint sugar cookies, divinity, candy canes, and other small treats that are white as well!
If your guests love the movie White Christmas you could even have it on in the background or make watching the holiday movie the main event!
37. Your Favorite Things
If you’re old enough to remember when Oprah was on TV, she had these epic holiday shows where she gave away her favorite things from the year. You don’t have to be Oprah to shower your guests with some fun things, either!
Ask your guests to bring a set amount of their favorite item — one for each guest. This could be beauty products, accessories, books, drinks, foods, home good items, fragrances, etc. All of which could be single-serving or a trial size to save on money.
While you may want to do this only with small groups and have a budget in mind, it can be a great way to try new things and get together with your closest friends at Christmas!
38. Christmas Party Games
Host a friendly competition among your pajama party guests by setting up some fun Christmas themed party games.
39. Christmas Brunch
What’s more fun than sleeping in and then going to your friends house in pajamas for brunch? Life doesn’t get much better than waffles, fresh fruits, eggs, and a full mimosa bar if you want to go that extra mile!
40. Ornament Crafting
Get creative at your party with your friends by making some homemade ornaments to hang on your Christmas trees.
41. Christmas Cookie Exchange Party
Ask your party guests to bring their favorite Christmas cookies to snack on while everyone lounges around in their PJs.
Not big on baking? Offer sugar cookies for guests to decorate instead of doing a traditional cookie swap.
42. Pajama Party Competition
Give awards to your party guests for wearing their best holiday PJs. You can give awards for best pajamas, funniest PJs, or ugliest pajamas, for example.
43. Holiday Spa Night
Have a relaxing night with your friends in your PJs by giving spa treatments to each other, like facials or manicures.
44. Pajama Party Cocktails
Create a signature cocktail for your party guests to enjoy while they have some fun in their Christmas PJs.
45. Toy Donation Drive
Spread your holiday joy to your favorite charity by asking your party guests to bring a toy to donate to the local toy drive.
46. Gift Wrapping
Get your gift wrapping done while hanging out with your friends in your PJs by setting up gift wrapping stations for everyone to use at the party.
47. Christmas Charcuterie
Give a basic charcuterie board a holiday twist for your party by cutting the cheese and meat into holiday shapes. You could also ask each guest to bring a charcuterie board with a theme other than meat and cheese for a fun Christmas potluck dinner! This is a great way to make sure you have plenty of good food for larger groups, too!
48. Wrapping Paper Statement Wall
Take your PJ party decor to the next level with the help of holiday wrapping paper! Use the wrapping paper as a statement wall or a photo booth backdrop.
49. Cookie Decorating Competition
Challenge your friends to show off their cookie decorating skills by holding a cookie decorating competition at your PJ party.
50. PJ Party Hashtag
Make sure all your friends share their photos from the party online by providing them with a dedicated party hashtag for them to use when they post.
Bonus Idea: Write Christmas Cards
Spread the love this holiday season by taking the time to write some Christmas cards with your loved ones.
We hope you found some fun ideas and different activities for your Christmas pajama party! Remember even simple ideas and a little creativity can make for much fun!