I love Christmas theme parties. It’s a chance for me to wear stockings and not feel awkward, a chance for me to give ridiculously cool gifts that make me even more excited to give than receive, and a chance for me to catch up with my high school buddies. There’s so many types of Christmas parties that its impossible for me to not contain my excitement come December 1st (and sometimes even longgg after the party has ended!).
Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Here a few of my favorite ways (and you can even plan ’em on the fly!):
The White Elephant gift exchange is one that is always interesting. Some people end up with some pretty awesome, useful gifts and others…well not so much. At a White Elephant gift exchange, each party-goer brings a gift, usually a gag gift or something that will put a smile on everyone’s face. Then once you pick your gift, you have a choice to keep it or trade it for something you really want. But watch out and keep your gift guarded because that $15 iTunes giftcard you snagged may turn into someone’s grandma’s antique porcelain statue. Ew.
Christmas Cookie Exchanges are Christmas parties you don’t want to miss out on. With chocolate chip, peanut butter cup, and sugar cookies galore, be prepared to leave with a full stomach and a sugar high. So here’s the deal, each person brings one dozen cookies (and a couple to sample,) then the exchange begins! You can swap cookies, mix and match with your friends, or grab one of each. Just be sure to leave with how many cookies you came with…but if it were me I would most likely leave empty handed. What? I like cookies!
The Tacky Sweater Party is the tackiest party that you’ll go to all year. So you’ve been invited to this party and have no idea where on Earth you can find a tacky Christmas sweater. That’s exactly what I thought to myself when I was invited to one last year. Luckily, I hit up the local Goodwill (man, I love that place) and low and behold I found the ugliest, most grandma, Christmas plaid sweater ever made. It was pretty gross and I had my Christmas tree pin to top off my tacky outfit. Be sure to take pictures at this party because it will definitely be a something to laugh about.
What are your favorite holiday themed parties of the year?