Design & Planning Kitchen
Unique Holiday Party Ideas/Themes
If formal holiday sit-down dinners aren't for you, try something different this year. Discover all the different holiday party ideas that will impress any guest and will make your holiday gathering the most memorable of all.
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Photo Booth PartyMake holiday party magic happen in a flash with this one-of-a kind party idea. With minimal construction, a do-it-yourself photo booth is the perfect idea for any holiday gathering. Use a large piece of fabric for the backdrop (king-sized sheets work great) and snap away! Have designated picture-takers throughout the night, or have guests act as the paparazzi, but don't forget props.
Santa's BreakfastTreat your guests to a breakfast feast fit for Santa Claus himself. This kid-friendly party idea is also great for adults, and the food and decoration possibilities are endless. When creating your Santa's breakfast, don't forget all the goodies: hot cocoa, muffins, cake, donuts and of course, cookies. And don't limit your breakfast party to the morning; donuts taste good for dinner too!
Hot Beverage BarAs temperatures plummet outside, keep your holiday party guests warm inside with a hot beverage bar. Include tea, cocoa, coffee and cider. Have each guest bring a fun, signature drink, or create all of the beverages your guests will enjoy. Don't forget the accessories: candy canes, marshmallows, whipped cream and adult-only treats such as Baileys® and Kahlua®.
Holiday Pizza PartyThis holiday season, invite your guests over for a Pizza Party! If you're looking for a unique idea for festive food, try making homemade pizza into holiday shapes like a Christmas tree or candy cane. It's fun and easy to mold pizza dough into your favorite holiday shapes. Get the recipe and find out how to host the perfect holiday pizza party.
Kid-Friendly Party - Gingerbread House CompetitionIf your holiday gathering includes kids, use a little friendly competition to make sure everyone has fun. The goal? To create the best gingerbread house possible. Visit your local grocery store to get the gingerbread house building essentials, or have guests bring supplies. Create teams, set a time limit and let the fun begin.