Are you looking for something new and memorable this holiday season? Your guests will love these fun and crazy Christmas party ideas and themes! So instead of hosting another ugly sweater party, mix things up this year!
Have a blast celebrating the Christmas season by hosting a unique holiday party. Skip the traditional party themes and activities and try mixing in some of these crazy ideas instead!
31 Crazy Christmas Party Ideas
From unusual activities to creative themes, you’re sure to find an idea or two for your next Christmas party on this list.
1. Christmas Cupcake Decorating
Decorating Christmas cookies is so last year! This year, host a unique holiday party by decorating cupcakes instead of cookies with your friends or family members.
2. Snow Globe Party
Have some fun getting creative with your friends this Christmas by making DIY snow globes together.
Provide your friends with supplies they need to make their own personal snow globe and enjoy time together making something decorate their homes this Christmas.
3. Holiday Pajama Party
Ask your friends to wear their best Christmas pajamas and host a Christmas PJ party to celebrate the holiday season. You could even organize a contest for the craziest Christmas pajamas for some extra fun!
4. Progressive Dinner Party
Instead of hosting your Christmas get-together at one home, why not celebrate at several houses? A progressive dinner party allows your guests to travel from home to home for each course of your Christmas meal.
5. Santa Bar Crawl
Have some adult fun this holiday season by dressing up as Santa and going on a bar crawl around your city with your friends. Rent a party bus and have a blast ringing in the holiday season in silly costumes.
6. Candy Cane Party
Use the popular red and white candy as the inspiration for your party theme. Ask your guests to dress like candy canes, serve peppermint flavored food, and decorate your home in red and white stripes.
7. Hashtag Christmas Party
No matter what theme your party has this year, there are sure to be plenty of selfies and photos shared online when the celebration is over. Make sure your party has a designated hashtag so everyone can enjoy the photos online the next day.
8. Stocking Stuffer Party
Skip the White Elephant gift exchange this year and host a stocking party instead! Ask all your guests to stuff a stocking with gifts and have fun trading presents with your friends at your celebration.
9. Christmas Wreath Party
Decorating your front door with a wreath is a holiday tradition. This year, invite your friends over to make a new decoration for their front porch.
Lay out the supplies and let everyone get creative putting their own holiday decor together at your party.
10. Care Package Party
Spread the holiday joy throughout your community by hosting a care package party. Get your friends and family members together to put together care packages for your favorite charity, then deliver the finished gifts when the party is over.
11. Christmas Trivia
Show off your knowledge of the holiday season by hosting a holiday trivia night. Set up a competitive event with your friends or host a casual question and answer session to see which of your loved ones knows the most about the festive holiday.
12. Holiday Brunch
Instead of serving a dinner party to your loved ones, why not do something crazy to change things up? A Christmas brunch is a great way to enjoy time with your friends and family and enjoy some delicious food at the same time.
13. Sledding Party
You don’t have to be a kid to have a blast on the slopes. Tell your friends to bring their sleds and enjoy time together coasting down the hills! We also love to have a hot cocoa bar for guests after the sledding!
14. Christmas Re-Gift Party
It never fails! Every year you receive at least one gift that you don’t want. Instead of returning it, invite your friends over for a re-gift party. Re-wrap the gift and exchange it with your party guests using the same concept as a Secret Santa gift exchange.
15. Christmas Sleep Over
A Christmas slumber party is great for teens! You could do a Christmas movie marathon with a cookie exchange or go see Christmas lights and finish the night with a cup of hot chocolate! Then, you could do a Santa pancake brunch in the morning!
16. Christmas Karaoke
Instead of heading out to do your Christmas caroling this year, bring the carols to your party with some Christmas karaoke. Set up a karaoke machine and let your friends have fun singing their favorite holiday songs and Christmas carols!
17. Christmas Movie Marathon
Enjoy some holiday fun with your friends this year with a Christmas movie night. Show your favorite movie and serve some themed snacks to create a memorable evening with your loved ones.
We personally love these themed holiday movie recipes:
18. Gingerbread House Contest
Turn a classic holiday festivity into a friendly competition among friends by hosting a gingerbread house decorating competition this year.
19. Christmas Game Night
20. Holiday Wine Tasting
The Christmas season is the perfect time to sip some wine or cocktails with your friends. Set out an array of wines for your party guests to enjoy, along with some Christmas themed finger foods to snack on.
21. Hawaiian Holiday
Bring the traditions of the islands to your holiday celebration by hosting a Christmas luau with your friends and family this year.
22. Holiday Craft Party
Help the little ones get creative with their friends by hosting a holiday craft party this year. Provide all the kids at the party with supplies to make a craft or ornament together to celebrate the Christmas season.
If you’re hosting an adult party, they may also like to try a festive paint and sip party or candle making!
23. Christmas Character Party
Bring the fun of a costume party to your Christmas celebration by hosting a character party. Ask your friends to dress up as their favorite Christmas character and have a blast checking out everyone’s unique and crazy costumes.
24. Elf on the Shelf Party
Turn your holiday celebration into an elf hunt for the kids by making the Elf on the Shelf the star of the show. We love this Elf on the Shelf Movie Night invite with popcorn.
25. Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Create an interactive event for your holiday party this year by putting together a Christmas themed scavenger hunt for everyone to take part in.
26. Toy Drive Party
Transform your regular Christmas party into a charitable event by hosting a toy drive among your friends and family.
Ask all your party guests to bring along a gift for a child in need, then deliver all the donations to a local charity when the party is over.
27. A Charlie Brown Christmas
Everyone loves Charlie Brown and Snoopy! For this theme, you could send out Peanuts’-themed comic strip invites, host a costume Peanuts character contest, and decorate with a Charlie Brown Christmas tree. We also love to have popcorn, peanut trail mix, and dog bowl punch for snacks!
28. White Chocolate Factory Christmas Party
Chocolate and Christmas go hand-in-hand for this fun Christmas party theme! You could do a full hot chocolate bar, as well as, chocolate cocktails and a chocolate fountain.
29. Christmas Tree Decorating Party
It’s always a great time decorating a Christmas tree! So why not bring in the holiday cheer by decorating the office, church, or community tree together with some Christmas music or movies on in the background!
If you don’t share a Christmas tree, a competition is a fun way to get everyone involved. We like to get a few small, tabletop Christmas trees — one for each team. Team members have a set period of time to decorate and whoever has the most creative or beautiful tree wins!
30. BYOB – Bring Your Own Board
Instead of asking people to bring a dish to the Christmas party, get creative by asking each person to create a unique type of board with treats. The more variation in the boards — the better! A few examples would be Christmas cookies, chili toppings, tacos, burgers, Christmas candies, hot chocolate toppings, or a sundae board, The only rule is that no one can bring the same type of board!
31. An Old Fashioned Christmas
Whether you stream garland together, drink mulled wine, or bake cookies, an old fashioned Christmas party can be a lot of fun!
To earn some extra bonus points consider adding on these fun ideas to any of these Christmas party theme ideas:
- Use Christmas cards to invite guests 3-6 weeks before the party.
- Set up a photo booth with Santa hats, ugly Christmas sweaters, and Christmas stockings for a great party favor.
- If you don’t have a price limit, we also love to do a food truck or a cocktail truck for happy hour!
We hope these crazy Christmas party ideas are the perfect way to celebrate with your loved ones this holiday season.
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