Best Holiday Party Ideas: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party & More

Looking for holiday party ideas? We’ve put together some of the best holiday party ideas, from Ugly Christmas Sweater parties to Holiday Movie Marathons, to help you plan a great holiday soiree this season. We know this time of year can be a little stressful so it’s important to plan something fun. So find your holiday party invitations and let PurpleTrail help you plan your best holiday party ever!

Holiday Party Ideas

Plaid and Chalk Ugly Sweater Party Invitation by PurpleTrail

Holiday Sweater Party

Who doesn’t want to rock their best holiday sweater? The ugly sweater Christmas party has become pretty popular so you may have a hard time finding one if you don’t already own a holiday gem. Solution? Make your own. Invest in some glitter tape, mini holiday ornaments, a needle and thread and a plain, inexpensive sweater. If you are super artistic, get fabric pens and draw yourself a little holiday, kitsch.  Remember to invite your guests with Ugly Christmas Sweater party invitations to kick off the festivities with a bit of bad taste!

Chalkboard Jolly Cheer Holiday Invitation by PurpleTrail

Holiday Movie Marathon

There are so many great holiday movies to watch, why not make a day of it! A Christmas Story, Love Actually, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, Home Alone, It’s a Wonderful Life, The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Nightmare Before Christmas, White Christmas, Planes Trains and Automobiles, the list is long! Choose 3 or 4 of your favorites, make some festive finger foods and offer plenty of comfy seating.

Festive Eat Drink and Be Merry Holiday Invite by PurpleTrail

Wrap Party

Invite friends to come over with their holiday gifts and wrapping supplies for a wrap party. Getting all your gifts ready will so much more fun with a group of friends. Everyone can mix and match their wrapping supplies while lending a spare finger for tying the bows.

Bright Tree Trimming Holiday Party Invitation

Christmas Carol Karaoke

There are so many great songs written about the holidays. From classic carols to new favorites, a Christmas carol karaoke party is a fun theme that everyone can enjoy. You don’t even need a karaoke machine! YouTube has lots of songs you can search and sing along to. You can even preset your song list and print out lyrics for everyone. There are lots of great karaoke bars where you can get a private room and sing your heart out if you’d rather hit the town.

Martini Cocktail Holiday Party Invitation by PurpleTrail

Apps and Drinks Swap

Similar to a cookie swap, everyone brings an holiday appetizer or a holiday drink to share. Along with each dish, guests should bring copies of the recipe used to give to everyone. It’s a great way to try new things and enjoy a little holiday decadence. Divide up the list so you have a pretty even number of both items.

Red Cocktail Forest Scene Holiday Invitation

Christmas Character Costume Party

Invite guests to come as their favorite Christmas character. Scrooge, the Grinch, Ralphie from A Christmas story, choose your favorite! Have a prize for the most creative costumes. If you are feeling adventurous, head out to your favorite pubs in costume and share your holiday enthusiasm with the whole city!

Woodgrain Holiday Leaves Christmas Party Invitation

Favorite Things Holiday Party

Looking for a party theme for a girlfriend get together? Take a cue from Oprah and host a Holiday Favorite Things party.  It’s a fresh twist on a Santa Party, where everyone leaves with something great. It’s simple. No need to decorate, as your normal holiday decor is enough.  Ask your guests to bring their “favorite thing” wrapped and ready to give.  You can put a dollar limit or not.  Draw numbers for who gets to pick first (with stealing allowed or not) and everyone takes home a great gift.

Business Holiday Party Invite by PurpleTrail

Company Holiday Party

If you’re in charge of your office holiday party this year, you’ve likely already started to plan a fabulous bash. Bring new life to the old office party this holiday season by sending out personalized  office holiday party invitations to your exciting event. You can incorporate a theme or just leave it as a informal company gathering with food and refreshments. It’s a nice way to say thanks for hard work all year and kick off the new year.

Happy Holidays! Be sure to check out PurpleTrail’s holiday party invitations. All designs are can be fully customized to fit your holiday party theme.


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