Holiday Party Ideas That Will Leave Your Guests Impressed

December has arrived and so has holiday party season! You’ve picked a date, created the guest list, and now it’s time to finalize the details. To help you this holiday season, we’ve gathered a few of our favorite holiday party ideas that are certain to leave your guests impressed:

Create a Theme

Throwing a holiday party is the perfect time to show off your creative side! Creating a theme is the best way to make your party stand out among the many your guests are sure to attend this season. It’s always fun to participate – whether that means everyone dressed up in their ugliest holiday sweater or you’ve filled your home with entirely white-colored holiday decor. There are dozens of themes to choose from, so we picked a few to help you decide:

  • Tacky Christmas – grab your Grandma’s ugliest holiday sweater and party on!
  • Classy Christmas – throw on a cocktail dress and your sparkliest attire and you’re ready!
  • Holiday Movies Theme – Buddy from Elf, Frozen, Home Alone, the Grinch, the list goes on!
  • White Christmas – Everyone wears white, you put up all-white decorations, and your home is instantly a winter wonderland!
  • Merry Craftmas – think fun holiday crafts all around!

Holiday character dressed up

DIY Photo Booth

There is no better way to remember the best party of the year than with a photo booth! Thankfully, creating your own photo booth is incredibly simple. Purchase your favorite, most festive holiday wrapping paper, cover a wall, add other holiday decor like a tree or a fun chair, and you’re set! Props are also a must-have: santa hat and beard, funky glasses, and fun signs are just a few ideas. From there, your guests can snap as many photos as they’d like on their phones!

Christmas photo booth

Play Games

Finding the perfect game for a holiday party can be challenging! Before deciding, it’s best to consider your audience. Games with adults only versus a family get-together with children have a totally different vibe! With children, you need something that’s attention grabbing yet simple. Consider charades with a holiday twist or “Santa Limbo” where it’s your classic game of limbo, but using a pillow as a Santa belly to add an extra challenge! For a party with only adults, you can be even more creative with cocktail-related games or even a Christmas mad lib.

woman wearing a Santa hat

Use the Share Your Photos App

After all the merriment and good times at your holiday party, how could you possibly share your photos with everyone? The Share Your Photos app is the perfect way to share photos with all your family and friends – even the photos and videos you don’t want on Facebook! Simply download the app, create an event, invite your guests to join and start uploading. Now all your photos and everyone else’s photos are in one location and ready to download. Get started by downloading Share Your Photos from the App Store or Google Play Store.

SYP Holiday Image

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