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It’s that time of year again! The Christmas decorations are out in shopping centres, and people are buzzing about the holidays. Amongst other things, the festive season means an onslaught of Christmas parties. However, how are you going to ensure that your Christmas party stands out from the rest? How are you going to ensure people will want to turn up in the first place? Whether you’re organising a family or a work ‘do, we’ve put together 5 quirky ideas that will ensure your next festive event is an absolute hit.
For your next Christmas party, why not gather your friends or colleagues together to channel your inner craftiness? Learn how to construct wreaths together, bedazzle some ornaments, cut and print homemade holiday cards, or even set up an elaborate gifting table (paper, ribbons, and labels galore) to wrap together – whilst snacking and sipping on holiday treats and cocktails, of course!
Hire a photo booth
Encourage guests to dress up in their holiday finest! Turn up the festive music, have some holiday punch and Christmas treats at the ready, and organise a photo booth hire to turn your next Christmas party into one to remember. Have a few Christmas props and holiday masks handy to make things extra festive. You could even put your DIY skills to good use and make your own masks!
Christmas carol karaoke
Think about all the great Christmas songs there are, such as Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’? Perhaps you want to take it back to the old school, and sing ‘Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town’ or, ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’? Whatever your preference, take advantage of this time of year, and hit up a karaoke bar or invest in hiring a karaoke set for your next Christmas party. Make a festive playlist of all the best holiday jams, and pass around the mic!
Christmas cast-off exchange
Although re-gifting is a bit of a faux pas, this Christmas party idea has become popular of late as it’s based on recycling. Have your friends or colleagues come over with one of last Christmas’ cast-offs, and then re-gift them to a happy home where they will actually be used! Make sure everyone’s gifts are wrapped, so the excitement builds when each person opens their new re-gift. Remember: one person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
Gingerbread house decorating competition
Add a touch of nostalgia to your Christmas party by setting out supplies to make gingerbread houses and hosting an all-in-good-fun competition to see who can construct the sweetest abode. Keep it simple by stocking up on affordable gingerbread kits that come ready to assemble – and be sure to choose an official judge!
Don’t organise another so-so Christmas party this year, where people are drawn to the bar to pass the time. Think outside the box! Incorporate fun and engaging activities, such as karaoke, crafts and gingerbread decorating, that will bring people together whilst creating lifelong, happy memories. Other interesting ideas can involve hiring a photo booth to capture those memories, or making use of old, unused presents by introducing a Christmas cast-off theme. Whatever you choose, make sure that you have plenty of food and drink, and remember to relax and enjoy the festive season. Happy holidays!