Christmas Party Ideas, Games & More

by Alli

These Christmas Party Ideas are from the party I host each year for the ladies at my church. Feel free to grab them and make them your own. 

Christmas Party For 58 Women

I recently hosted an annual Christmas party for 58 women and we had a wonderful time. We always use the slogan, “What happens at Girlfriends stays at Girlfriends.” I want to share my Christmas Party ideas, games & more with you today.

Christmas Party Ideas, Games & More

Because I am very busy before and during the party, I don’t get many photos. The ones I do manage to get are with my phone. No, they don’t look professional, but that’s OK.

Christmas Party Ideas, Games & More

Christmas Party Theme – Rustic Glam

Every year I try to come up with a different theme.  In the pasty, I’ve hosted:

  • Walking In a Winter Wonderland
  • Coastal Carolina Christmas
  • Pajama Party 
  • Spa night – stations set up for mini massages, manicures, and facials. We had a “for real” professional masseuse,  and esthetician at the stations. Since they gracefully volunteered their time and talent, I placed a tip jar at each station and encouraged the ladies to tip big. 
  • Glamping Christmas Party

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Rustic-Glam Christmas Party Ideas

Christmas Party Ideas, Games & More

I love this rustic glam look, complete with a herd of deer, mason jar candles, and rustic Christmas trees as the centerpieces.

Girlfriends Christmas

The mason jars were covered in Mod Podge, rolled in Epsom Salts and allowed to dry.  I filled them with cranberries and tealights and tied snowflakes and tags with different greetings on them.

Christmas Party Ideas, Games & More

Black tablecloths and chair covers create the perfect backdrop for red, white, and gold tableware. The burlap and black striped chair sashes help bring the look together.

Christmas Party Ideas, Games & More

The burlap chair sashes are a lot thicker than they look online. It was a hot mess trying to tie those babies into bows. It took several hours and I got the best back workout. I was actually sore the next morning! I tied them in bows and knots, alternately, and they look really good.

Christmas Party, Games & More

Heavy-Duty Paper Plates and A Cute Idea for Cutlery

I use heavy-duty paper plates because no one wanted to wash a pile of plates afterward! Place the utensils in brown paper envelopes and stamp each one to create really cute cutlery holders. 

Christmas Party

Don’t Forget The Favors!

I always have favors for each guest. Bath and Body holiday hand cream and lip balm are the perfect gifts. 

Christmas Party

I like to do as much as I can before the guests arrive. As I prepare the coffee bar, my daughter puts together my famous Mocha Punch. I like to offer all the women a drink as soon as they walk in the door. 

mochapunch

Mocha Punch Disappears Quickly!

My Christmas Party Ideas always begin with Mocha Punch! It’s such a popular drink at parties.

I prepared enough punch for 60 and it was gone in no time flat. I always get requests for the recipe for this punch. 

Christmas Party Ideas, Party, Games and More

There was a time when I cooked the entire meal, but for the past couple of years I’ve had the main meal catered and I do the dessert bar, punch, etc. It frees me up to work on more Christmas Party Ideas. 

Menu

Assorted Party Sandwiches (Philly Chicken, Pimento Cheese, Ham & Cheese)

Vegetable Soup

Potato Soup & Toppings

Iced Tea

Water

Coffee Bar

Mocha Punch

Dessert Bar

Red Velvet Trifle

Chocolate Trifle

Banana Pudding

Lemon Squares

Assorted Fudge

Oreo Truffles

Macarons

Assorted Mini Cheesecakes

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Candies

Desserts Reign At Christmas Parties!

I guess you can tell that I like to give the ladies a large choice of desserts. My daughter makes the best fudge. The mini cheesecakes are from Sam’s Club and I make all the other desserts. Oh, yeah, the caterer had a strawberry trifle, too.  We had a table full of desserts and I forgot to take photos. Duh!

Door Prizes

As soon as the party starts, I like to draw a name and gave away a cash door prize. Other prizes are given out through the night (high-end makeup, skincare, etc).  The grand prize ($500) is given away right before the party ends.

Christmas Party, Games & More

The most popular game of the night is Jingle/Junk in the Trunk. Empty tissue boxes are tied around the volunteer’s waist so that the box sits on her behind.

Five jingle bells are placed inside each box. The first one to get all the bells out of their boxes is the winner. This game always has me laughing until tears run down my cheeks. 

Party Tips

Christmas Party Ideas – More Games

  • Fill-The-Stocking game – Two teams competed to fill stockings with a teaspoon and M&M’s. They have to run to the stocking with their spoonful of candy and pour it into the stockings and run back to the bowl and do it again. The first team to empty their bowl of M&M’s into the stocking was the winning team.
  • The Left-Right Game
  • Decorate the Tree Game –  Two teams had to decorate one of the members of their team to look like a Christmas tree. Each team is supplied with red and green crepe paper and decorations.

We always have such a great time and as soon as the Christmas party is over, I started brainstorming themes for next year.

These two ladies never leave until they wash every dish. I’m eternally thankful! 🙂

Christmas Party, Games & More

Are you hosting any Christmas parties during the holidays?

 

 

20 comments

Robin Rue (@massholemommy) December 15, 2015 - 7:47 am

You really go all out, huh? We have a HUGE Christmas eve get-together at my sister in law;s house on Christmas eve and we always try to play some fun games with the kids 🙂

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Travel Blogger December 15, 2015 - 11:07 am

Wow! You are incredible at decorating! The whole set up looked great! And the games sound fun. I like the stocking idea. I always forget to incorporate games during holiday get togethers, but I think it helps bring people together and enjoy the evening.

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Jaime Nicole December 15, 2015 - 11:09 am

I would have said we host a get together, but ours is small compared to yours! We usually keep it fairly small and play lots of games together with the kids and then watch a fun holiday movie and drink too much hot chocolate!

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Angelic Sinova December 15, 2015 - 11:37 am

I LOVE the rustic glam look! So adorable! I love a good Christmas party. They never fail to get me into the holiday spirit <3

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Mary December 15, 2015 - 11:44 am

Alli, really! This is so unbelievable I can see your heart and soul put into it. It loks like such a wonderful time. Lucky ladies

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Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos December 15, 2015 - 11:47 am

What a nice gathering. That jingle/junk in the trunk game is awesome!

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Vera Sweeney December 15, 2015 - 12:38 pm

I love all the decoration that you have at your party, so pretty!! These are great ideas for Christmas parties it can be hard to plan them when you are in charge of them.

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Miranda (myrabev) December 15, 2015 - 3:21 pm

Sounds like you hosted a really successful Christmas party, I have never done that before and not sure I know where to begin. I love the desserts you make so I am sure they were a hit with the ladies

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Jenn @ EngineerMommy December 15, 2015 - 3:40 pm

These are such great ideas for Christmas parties! You always have wonderful suggestions. That game of decorating someone like a Christmas tree sounds like so much fun!!

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Liz Mays December 15, 2015 - 4:52 pm

That sounded like such a fun party! I’m loving the rustic glam theme! The games you guys played sounded fun!

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zan December 15, 2015 - 6:41 pm

I love that you still showed us your party even if you took it with your cell phone – great memories. Your party themes are so much fun and the colors are always so striking. Also, I love the games especially that one with the box at the “trunk”. So glad you get to minister to these ladies in this yearly event!

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zan December 15, 2015 - 6:43 pm

I meant to ask, where did you buy those rustic Christmas trees and the little wooden remainders?

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Rebecca Swenor December 15, 2015 - 9:41 pm

I am not hosting a Christmas Party this year but my sister is and I will have to share some of these ideas with her. I love the jars with the Epsom salt and filled with cranberries with a tea light in the center. These make really cute centerpieces. Thanks for the idea.

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Elayne December 15, 2015 - 10:09 pm

What a fun time you all had! I love getting together with and supporting women of all ages.

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Lisa December 16, 2015 - 2:09 am

I don’t know that I know 58 people to invite over for a party. It looks like a great time was had by all. The $500 door prize is just amazing.

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Franc Ramon December 16, 2015 - 3:13 am

This is a really nice Christmas setup and you have everything covered. The fill the stocking with M&Ms would be such a cool game.

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Shell December 16, 2015 - 12:43 pm

This looks like so much fun! I love the whole set up. What a great party and such great ideas.

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Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy December 16, 2015 - 11:45 pm

Wow this looks like it was going to be one great party! I can’t wait to check out the punch recipe.

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Jennifer Tammy December 17, 2015 - 2:28 am

I love this! What a great group of friends, and what a special thing for you to host these shindigs regularly! It’s so important 🙂

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Julie December 21, 2015 - 12:43 am

What cute ideas! I love your menu and all of the decorations. The fill a stocking game sounds like fun.

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