From work dos and family gatherings to neighbourly get-togethers, Christmas is very much the party season. While you’re probably not short of seasonal events to attend, hosting a celebration of your own can be a wonderful way to bring your nearest and dearest together.
To make sure your Christmas party is one to remember, check out our festive and fun suggestions. Featuring activities and games, as well as Christmas dining and Christmas clothing inspiration, our guide will help you plan the perfect party.
Deciding what to feed your guests can be a difficult decision. While catering a three-course meal is often more stress than it’s worth, you don’t want people to leave feeling hungry.
To strike the right balance, why not opt for a Christmas buffet instead? More casual than a traditional sit-down meal, but still offering enough choice for guests, buffets take the pressure off the occasion.
From pigs in blankets and brie and cranberry parcels to mince pies and mulled drinks, get creative picking your favourite festive treats.
Whatever dishes you choose, remember that Christmas dining is all about presentation. Serve up on printed plates and accessorise with candles to bring a merry and magical touch to the evening.
Themed party games are a great way to add some Christmas cheer to your event. Not only are they suitable for both kids and adults, but they can also work as an entertaining icebreaker. If you’re stuck for ideas, we’ve rounded up our top picks:
Always a party game frontrunner, charades encourages lots of laughter and plenty of amusement. Plus, giving the game a festive theme makes it easier for little ones to get imaginative.
Name The Carol
Confident you know your Jingle Bells from your Joy to the World? Challenge guests to figure out which classic Christmas song is being played.
Similar to Trivial Pursuit, this game asks guests multiple-choice questions about different holiday traditions. Make
sure you prepare an exciting mix of questions!
A Secret Santa gift exchange is a brilliant highlight of any seasonal get-together. However, it can be tricky to source a standout gift all within budget. Luckily, we’ve selected our favourite festive presents that won’t break the bank.
Christmas Gifts For Her
Super soft and snuggly, a velour sweatshirt will let her tick off the winter loungewear trend.
Christmas Gifts For Him
If you’re searching for a novelty gift that will put a smile on everyone’s face, our Christmas underwear is the way to go.
Christmas Gifts For Kids
Keep their toes toasty this Christmas with a pair of fluffy socks.
While it’s a good idea to have plenty of plans up your sleeve, all the fun and games can become tiring for little ones. To give them a much-needed break, set up a Christmas film for them to enjoy.
From Elf and The Polar Express to Arthur Christmas, there are lots of child-friendly festive flicks to choose between.
As well as getting cosy in Christmas pyjamas, ensure you create a comfortable environment for them to relax in. Cuddly cushions and throws should do the trick!
Christmas parties are a great opportunity to pull out all the stops with your outfit. Plus, if you’re hosting, there’s even more reason to dress to impress.
With sequin blazers, little black dresses and jumpsuits all being seasonal staples, it’s the more the merrier when it comes to stand out styles. To embrace the festivities, select designs in red, gold and silver.
Or, if you’d prefer a more relaxed dress code, comfortable Christmas clothing should be your go-to. Think Fair Isle Christmas jumpers and cotton Christmas tops.
Setting the scene is a crucial element of hosting a Christmas party. After all, Christmas room decorations and little extras will help mark your festive bash apart from other events.
The number one way to transform your space is with a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. Whether you choose a traditional red and white decorating theme or opt for trendy gold and rose gold baubles, your Christmas tree should be the star of your decorations.
Other tips include lighting scented candles and using decorative lighting to give your home a gorgeous glow.
Add a merry twist to your wardrobe this season with our Christmas clothing collections, including Christmas clothing for women, men and kids. From festive tops and Christmas jumpers to underwear and socks, we have options for the whole family.