Christmas is a time for numerous social events. Many people
get involved in voluntary work during the yuletide season
-- collecting money for charitable purposes or personally
helping out in the local community. Christmas is also a season
for parties. Typically, a Christmas party is organized by
a school, a company, an organization, a church, or a family.
Traditionally, such parties include songs, dances, competitions,
Obviously, there is a great difference between a Christmas
party for children and grown-ups, but here in the site, we
offer you some ideas for both types of holiday parties.
A Christmas party for children
Children love to dress up, thus, during Christmas; it is
a good idea to come up with a Christmas theme when children
are invited for a party. Try a Xmas Candy land theme where
all children are dressed up as candy, or what about a Christmas
light theme where the whole house is decorated with colored
electric lights before the children arrive. You can also make
a Tower of Gifts where you put candy in small boxes, tie them
together in several tall towers, and use them as table decorations.
That is a guaranteed success with the children.
Christmas kids party
Games and small christmas party competitions are also great
ideas to keep children busy:
1. Gift wrap game
Wrap 5-10 gifts in several layers of gift paper and seat the
children around a table. Play Christmas music, and pass the
gift around among the children. The children may only take
the paper off the individual gift while the music plays and
it is your job to turn off the music with short intervals.
When the music stops, the gift is passed on to the next. The
child who pulls off the last piece of gift paper while the
music is playing wins the gift.
2. Find the Christmas star
Ask each of the children to fold a Christmas star. When the
stars are complete, you lead the children to another room
and hide the stars in the living room. It is now the children’s
task to find the stars.
3. Where is your sleigh?
Have children sit in a large circle and blindfold one child.
Another child will be given the sleigh and must say: Santa
Santa, where is your sleigh. Someone has come and taken it
Guess who? Guess who? The blindfolded child gets three guesses.
The child who has the sleigh is next to be blindfolded.
A Christmas party for grown-ups
For most grown-ups, the company and Christmas food are
the top priorities when planning a Christmas party. During
the party it’s a good idea to sing some Christmas
songs and arrange a Christmas quiz as entertainment. Actually,
there doesn’t have to be that much of a difference
between a Christmas party for children, and a Christmas
party for grown-ups. Grown-ups also love gifts; therefore,
a gift game is an obvious choice for all age groups. Here
are some examples on how grown-ups can entertain themselves
at a Christmas party.
Large picture: Christmas
1. Gift game
Everybody brings a small gift to the party. At the start
of the game, all of the gifts are placed on the table, and
each guest rolls a dice by turns. When the dice rolls to
6, the guest may choose a gift from the table or “steal”
others’ gifts. After twenty minutes, everybody can
keep his/her gifts. The game is usually a lot of fun.
2. Guess a song
Buy 2 - 3 CDs with Christmas music or download the music
from the Internet. Play 5 seconds of each song. Guests will
have to guess the right title of the Christmas song that
has been played.
3. True or false
This is a good game if many of the guests don’t know
each other. Each person tells three stories. Only one of
the stories should be true. It is now up to the other guests
to guess which of the stories is true. The game can be played
all year round, but during Christmas it’s a great
idea to tell stories related to Christmas.