3 Things You Need For an Awesome Christmas Party

I have always wanted to be apart of all types of parties, such as costume parties, Christmas parties, New Years parties and everything in between. (If you’re planning a fun party, please invite me!)

Well, last year my family hosted their first annual Christmas party and I was so excited! We all invited friends, neighbors and coworkers and it was a blast. I was definitely nervous that no one would show up, but it was a hit! We got to know our neighbors better and enjoy really good food.

Our party of course was centered around having a lot of food, which I loved.

I created a list of 3 things you need for an awesome Christmas party. It’s not that hard, it does take some effort but it’s really fun and definitely worth it.


We ordered our invites from zazzle.com. Zazzle is always doing some kind of discount on their invitations and they come out so nice! I did some research with other invitation websites but for me, this was the best one. I was really happy with how they turned out. They came in a good amount of time, they were so cute and really easy to customize.


On our invites we wrote “bring your favorite dish”. This was a MUST for us! Of course we love cooking and we would do it happily but it relieved a lot of stress on us to have our guests bring dishes also. We definitely made some cookies which I have posted the recipes on here and a few appetizers. We actually ended up cooking A LOT of food, way too much for a traditional potluck but I’m not complaining, I ate all of it. 

I highly recommend doing a potluck style party because you get a variety of food.

Chocolate covered oreos (my favorite!)

Dulce de leche bars

Coconut and white chocolate cookies 


As for entertainment, we decided to have the ultimate Christmas album playing the background, Mariah Carey! Along with classics such as Frank Sinatra and Justin Bieber. Make sure you have music and some type of ice breakers.

We also decided to play some Christmas games such as:

Christmas Trivia

Name that Christmas song 

Christmas Charades 

We provided gifts for the winners. We had chocolates, a pasta kit, and candles from Home Goods, Pier 1 Imports and TJ Maxx. Thank God for these stores because these gifts were so cute. My favorite was the pasta kit from Home Goods.

Extra things for your party:


  •  Hot chocolate bar
  • Wine (multiple bottles)
  • Sparkling cider
  • Other fun drinks would be a spiked hot chocolate bar, or holidays drinks


Our house is always decked out for Christmas so this aspect wasn’t too hard. We did go to Home Goods, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby  to get anything new. 

We bought decorated Christmas plates (paper) and napkins from Marshalls. 

We created our hot chocolate bar from items from Hobby Lobby. 

Overall, our party was awesome and I’m glad we finally ended up having it. 

Things you need for your Christmas party

Christmas mixing bowls for less than $22

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Christmas Mixing Bowls

Christmas T-shirts for less than $14

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Retro Christmas Tees

Christmas cookies for less than $13

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Christmas tea towels for only $10

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You do not have to go into debt for Christmas, get this book to help you!

If you’re planning a holiday party then I wish you nothing but the best! The holidays can be so stressful BUT it’s important to relax and have fun.

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