The holidays are an amazing time to bring family and friends together for a little fun. This year, try one of these holiday party themes to make all your guests feel like a child on Christmas morning.

Holiday Party Theme #1: Cookie Swap

Desserts and friends…could a party be any greater? Ask your guests to make their favorite Christmas cookies and host a cookie swap. By the end of the night, everyone will go home with a collection of cookies to taste and enjoy, as well as a great variety of homemade cookies to serve at their own homes this holiday season.

Holiday Party Theme #2: Minute to Win It: Christmas Edition

Get your guests off the couch and full of adrenaline with a Minute to Win It: Christmas Edition party. Watch your guests compete in a variety of Christmas games including passing ornaments cheek to cheek, picking presents up in their mouths without bending their knees and stacking Christmas cookies on their face. Have a great time while bringing the competitive edge to your holiday party.

Holiday Party Theme #3: Ugly Sweater Party

Who doesn’t love to wear the holidays? Embrace the ugly sweater party trend by having guests bring their best and ugliest holiday clothing for the evening. During the party have everyone vote for their favorite outfit and give a small gift to the winner.

Holiday Party Theme #4: Gingerbread House Decorating

Design candy architecture glory in a gingerbread house decorating contest. This is a great event to host on a weekend afternoon as a chance catch up with friends and create masterpieces. To add a twist, break into groups and choose a design theme to see how creative your team can be.

Holiday Party Theme #5: Christmas Movie Viewing Party

Bring out the peppermint bark and egg nog for a nice cozy Christmas movie viewing party. Watch a good old fashioned Christmas movie with a snack table and plenty of blankets to keep warm. It will be nice low-key event in the midst of the crazy holiday season.Click here for best list of Christmas movies for kids!

Holiday Party Theme #6: Ski Lodge Party

Recreate the comradery of hanging out in the ski lodge after a long day of hitting the slopes. Set up a hot chocolate bar and some warm cookies for your guests to enjoy. Make sure to start a fire and dim the lights to set the atmosphere of the slopes after dark.

Holiday Party Theme #7: Christmas Morning

Come wearing pajamas! A Christmas morning party is the perfect way to exchange secret Santa gift or just have a chance to wear pajamas outside the house. Have morning pastries, hot cocoa, and a half-eaten plate of cookies from Santa awaiting guests to set the scene.Christmas cheer is waiting for you. Invite guests over for any of these lovely lighthearted holiday events to avoid chaos and embrace friendship. For even more party ideas, check out our Holidays: Christmas Party Ideas + Winter Party Ideas pinboard on Pinterest. Also, find even more events full of Christmas merriment on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Want to bring the party outside your home? Check out Snappening’s event venue search to find the perfect location.

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