Christmas Holiday Party

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Author: Nebka Galyn, December 2016

The Holiday Season is upon us and it can be a busy and stressful time for all! A great way to ease the stress is to have a Holiday Party. This month I have some ideas that might make throwing a Holiday Party easier for you!

Hot Cocoa Bar

Make a big batch of hot cocoa in your crock-pot. Set out some mugs (or disposable cups for easier clean up).
Then have different toppings for your guests to choose from:

  • Toffee bits
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Mini chocolate chips
  • Crushed candy cane pieces
  • Chopped nuts (make sure no one is allergic!)
  • Crushed graham cracker pieces
  • Sprinkles
  • Whipped Cream

You may also want to have some candy canes to act as stir sticks.

If you're having an adult’s only party, turn your hot cocoa bar into a real bar by offering some alcoholic mix-ins like:

  • Amaretto
  • Bailey's Irish Cream
  • Grand Marnier
  • Peppermint Schnapps

Christmas Gift Wrapping Party

Check gift wrapping off your holiday to-do list and enjoy the company of a few friends at the same time with this Christmas party idea.

Have guests bring the gifts they need to wrap and a few contributions to the supply table:

  • wrapping paper
  • bows
  • tape
  • pens
  • ribbons
  • labels and more!

Organize the supplies into an efficient gift wrapping station and get creative -- last-minute gift wrapping won't seem tedious when you have friends around.


Have your guests bring a toy, can of food, or blanket as their “entrance ticket.” To be donated to the charity of your choice. Homeless shelters, food banks, toys for tots, etc.

This year, make someone else’s Christmas a little bit brighter.
Merry Christmas!