Hosting a party is no small feat and the biggest party season of the year is almost here. As much as we’d like for things to be “business as usual” this holiday, planning for Christmas 2021 requires a little more work to keep guests happy and healthy.
While it’s important that we continue to wear our masks and social distance due to the new Omicron variant, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the holiday season with your friends and family during COVID.
The key to safe and healthy Christmas plans this year is to keep them as intimate as possible. So here are 10 holiday party ideas you can enjoy while staying safe.
Lace up your skates and get ready to hit the ice. Have a blast gliding around the lake or at your local rink. It’s perfect for all ages and skaters of all levels.
Christmas Tree Decorating
Why decorate your tree alone when you can invite some friends to join you in the fun. Set out popcorn, cranberries and thread for an old-fashioned look, or simply let your guests take turns adding ornaments to the branches.
Help your friends and family decorate for the season with a simple wreath-crafting party. You can provide round wreath forms, yards of burlap, ribbons, dried citrus and more to help them get in the spirit.
Drive-in Movie Night
Enjoy a night at a drive-in movie. Watch reruns of popular Christmas movies in the comfort of your car. And don’t forget to bring your own popcorn!
Holiday Movie Marathon
Don’t want to leave your home this holiday? Build a fire, curl up with your family and friends and get in the spirit of Christmas with your favorite holiday classics. Serve some holiday treats and hot chocolate to set the mood.
Have a Bonfire
When the weather outside is frightful, a crackling bonfire is just what you need. Bundle up with friends, toast some s’mores and get cozy!
White Elephant Gift Exchange
White elephant exchanges always lead to an evening filled with laughter. Invite a group of friends to play and set a budget for how much each present should cost so no one goes over.
Holiday Game Night
Kick off the holiday season right with some friendly competition. Create a lineup of classic games with a fun holiday twist like Christmas Movie Bingo and Christmas Songs Pictionary.
Collect Toys to Donate
Give back this holiday season by donating unwrapped toys to children in need through local charities and organizations such as Toys for Tots. So ask each of your guests to bring a gift to your party to donate. Nothing will fill you with more joy than ensuring others have a very merry Christmas.
Have a Tropical Party
If you can’t wait for the cold weather to end, then bring the tropical temperatures to December! Get tropical for your Christmas festivities this year with frozen drinks, colorful leis and blow-up palm trees decorated with Christmas lights.