Ideas for a festive season party

  • 22 December 2014 | Daphney Mngomeni
Think outside the Christmas present box this festive season. Image courtesy of Tim Hamilton

'Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to celebrate the than with an awesome party.

The festive season is all about spending time with friends – old and new – and having lots of fun. We’ve put together a list of festive season party ideas to help you celebrate the last few days of the year in style.

Around this time, of year everywhere you turn there willl be green, red and gold Christmas decorations, but nobody ever said those colours were cast in stone. Why not change up your party decoration colours? Think outside of the Christmas present box and go wild. Your guests will love the change.

Centring your party around a theme always helps with the decorating and menu options – and adds to the madness of course. Whether it’s a Santa and elves fancy dress, a Christmas movie theme or a wear-your-worst-Christmas-sweater party, it’s bound to be a lot of fun.

Every party needs some music to set the mood but unfortunately age-old Christmas carols can only do so much to get people into a festive mood. Why not find music to suit your theme or look for remixed Christmas songs to liven things up a little. It’s also a good idea to ask your guests to play DJ, especially at your New Years Eve party. Ask them to give you a list of three of their favourite songs when they RSVP; that way, everyone will hear the songs they like and a good time will be had by all.

To avoid boring, uneventful Christmas and New Year parties, be sure to gather your guests and plan your party together. That will help to ensure that everyone brings an end to the old and begins the new year with a bang.