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Christmas Party Planning: How To Plan A Great Christmas Party

Tis the season to be jolly!

Why not spread some Christmas cheer this year by hosting your very own Christmas party. Get your friends and family together and you can host an unforgettable Christmas party with ease. Simply follow these simple steps.


How To Plan A Christmas Party

When it comes to Christmas party ideas, it’s important to make sure there is something for everyone to enjoy. If you know the basics of how to plan a party, all you need to do is make some small tweaks to add a more Christmassy element. From choosing the right music to making sure there are enough snacks to go round, spend some time planning your Christmas party to give everyone a festive celebration to remember.

Christmas Music

What Christmas party would be complete without a great Christmas playlist? From Wham to Mariah Carey, there are so many classics you can add to your Christmas party playlist. Make sure that you pick all the Christmas classics, and if you can, make some space for your guests to dance along to all their favourite Christmas songs.

Dress code/theme

Have a think about whether or not you want to have some sort of dress code when planning your Christmas party. Do you want your guests to wear their geekiest Christmas jumper? Or perhaps you want to go one step further and make it a fancy dress Christmas party? If you choose this, why not award a prize for the best dressed guest! With a houseful of elves, reindeer and Santas, get ready for a Christmas party to remember.

Food & Drink

Christmas is a time to treat yourself and indulge in the tastiest treats you might not normally eat. This should be the same for your Christmas party planning. Be sure to stock up on all the mince pies, sweets and cakes you need to satisfy your guests. As for savoury snacks, you can’t go wrong with a broad selection of crisps and nuts. Why not also treat your guests to one of the most popular flavours at Christmas with pigs in blankets? Simply wrap bacon around chipolatas and cook in the oven – delicious!


Christmas party planning wouldn’t be complete without a series of colourful Christmas decorations to liven up the place. Decorations to consider include tinsel, paper chains and flashing fairy lights. Maybe even hang up some mistletoe…


Your guests have arrived in their finest Christmas outfits. The Christmas party playlist is on shuffle and they’re helping themselves to mince pies. How about organising some Christmas games for everyone to play? Some game you might want to consider playing are:

  1. Christmas Charades – just like regular Charades but Christmas related.
  2. Build indoor snowmen – the first person to wrap their partner in toilet roll from head to toe, wins! (No snow involved, of course)
  3. Christmas Treasure Hunt – hide presents around your house and leave clues as to how to find them.
  4. Pass The Parcel – set it to your Christmas party playlist and see who wins.
  5. Human Christmas Tree – decorate one member of each team as a Christmas tree. The team who decorates in the most creative way wins.

Whatever you are planning for your Christmas party, head down to your nearest SPAR for winter snacks and decorative supplies.

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