Games to play, drinks to make, snacks to decorate and invitations to match; we’ve got it all for you!
Do you ever think, “I really wish I could throw a party this holiday season, but I don’t know where I would begin?” I do too. The funny thing is that I am a terrible party planner, but I have good ideas and when it all comes down to it, my bad planning is made up with good food and strong drinks. This year, I have been put in charge of planning the Christmas party for a high school youth group I help lead. Like most parties we need a venue, food choices, drink choices and something to do. Do you know the good thing about high school youth? They have parents! I decided on potluck snacks and desserts, a few sodas and a low cost gift exchange. Potluck will always be the easiest and most inexpensive way to go for the holidays. The best part about it is that most people have all these terrific recipes they always pull out for the season anyways. Wow, done. That was easier than we thought it would be, right? You can do it too and you can class it up way more than mine.
Below is a list of party themes for the holidays:
*Cupcake Decorating/ Cookie Decorating/ Gingerbread House Decorating Party - (Great for Kids)
*An Ornament/ Cookie Exchange – (Great for the office)
*White Elephant (Also known as Dirty Santa)/Pass the Present/Guess the Stocking Party – (These are similar to the gift exchange I’m planning for my party. White Elephant is where everybody buys an inexpensive present and places it in the center. As each person picks a gift and opens it, people are allowed to take a gift or open a new one, things can get vicious. Pass the Present is like musical chairs, once the music stops, whoever is holding the presents unwraps and keeps it. Guess the stocking is when a stocking is stuffed and sealed and as the stockings are passed around, people have to guess what is in them.)
*Ugly Sweater Party – (Great for Young Teens, Young Adults or Adults)
*Traditional Cocktail Party- (Invite your boss or close friends, depending on how formal you go)
*Ice Skating Party – (Great for a kids day out or a girl’s night out, enjoy your favorite past time)
Just to show you a couple of the invitations along with their respective labels that we have to match your party idea. You can’t image how much easier it is to let Noteworthy print your invitations and send them directly to you, instead of trying to do them all yourself. They are high quality, you type the exact information that you need, expert typesetters make your invitation look spectacular and they are sent directly to your address. One headache completely avoided.
Next we have food, drink and decorations. Once you’ve dusted off the Christmas decorations and displayed them around your home along with your tree, decorating is complete. Food is easy, you can provide chips and dip, pretzels, fruit platters and veggie trays. Also, I had the best mini ham and cheese sandwich at a party once and I bet it may have taken the person 3 seconds to make it. Great idea! Non-alcoholic drinks could include cranberry juice mixed with ginger ale, coffee with a couple of fun add-ins (whipped cream, chocolate pieces, cocoa powder, caramel syrup) and/ or virgin eggnog. If you care to make alcoholic drinks focus on one specialty drink. Irish coffees, baileys coffees and kaluha and coffee are a big hit especially if it’s chilly.
So now I’m sure you have ideas swirling around your head and you are ready to go and have a fabulous party. Remember to look over our website at Noteworthyonline.com and enjoy this Christmas season, it seems to go by so quickly!
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