10 Fun Christmas Party Themes For 2020

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Sep 27 2020

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Christmas Party Themes

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost over! As we hurtle towards the end of the year, you may have turned your attention to organising a Christmas party. The first step will be choosing a fun the

To make this task easier, this guide will share 10 fun Christmas party themes. These themes can work well for both family parties and workplace gatherings. If you have any questions or need help planning your party, give 1 Entertainment a call on 0207 193 8029.


Fun Christmas Party Themes

#1 - Pyjama Party

A pyjama themed Christmas party is fun and exciting for guests. It can make your Christmas celebrations feel more relaxed, helping attendees unwind after the stressful year we have just endured.


Decorate your party with comfortable furnishings including blankets, bean bags, and pillows. Serve comfort foods including pies, cheese, eggnog, and popcorn. Entertain guests with board games or a Christmas movie.


#2 - Bad Christmas Present Auction

Unsure what to do with that awful sweater your auntie gave you last year? Unable to use the third bread maker which was gifted to you last Christmas? You aren’t the only one. Most people have dozens of unwanted Christmas presents from previous Christmases.


Make use of these presents by having a Christmas party auction where guests can bid on other attendee’s unwanted gifts. The money raised can be given to the gift donor or donated to charity.


#3 - Christmas Karaoke

For many people, singing carols is one of the best parts of Christmas celebrations. You can make the most of this fact by organising a Christmas Karaoke event, where attendees get a chance to belt out their favourite Christmas tunes.


#4 - Cocktails For Christmas

Turn your Christmas party into a fun event by hiring a mobile bar and offering guests some delicious Christmas-themed cocktails. They will enjoy trying unusual drinks like the White Christmas Martini, Cranberry Old Fashioned, Salted Caramel White Russians, and White Chocolate Peppermint Martini.


#5 - Christmas Cookie Swap

This party idea is great for school functions and family get-togethers. Create a wide range of Christmas themed cookies and other sweet treats. You can also ask guests to bring their own treats if they like. At the party, serve milk and enjoy a few sugary snacks. Everyone gets a plate of cookies to take home with them.


#6 - Scrooge Party

Are your work colleagues or group of friends sick of Christmas celebrations already? Throw a Scrooge party, influenced by Ebenezer Scrooge, the anti-Christmas character from the Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol.


Decorate the event with tributes to Ebenezerand party rules including “No Christmas carols” and “No merriment or joyful festivities allowed”. Offer guests non-Christmas foods like tacos or Chinese takeout. For entertainment, play songs with lyrics mentioning how much Christmas sucks. Avoid the egg nog and offer a selection of beer, wine, and spirits.


#7 - Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland remains one of the most popular Christmas party themes. It gives guests a chance to dress up and enjoy night out in elegant surroundings.


To create a winter wonderland, use a mixture of white or silver decorations, furnishing, curtains, tablecloths, flowers, and silverware. Lighting should be subdued, with candles, chandeliers, and backlighting used to create a beautiful effect. Serve champagne, egg nog, coconut snowballs, and other winter wonderland foods.


#8 - Christmas Movie Marathon

Many families have a traditional of watching a particular movie together at Christmas. For some families it might be a vintage film like It Happened on Fifth Avenue

or The Shop Around the Corner. Others might opt for something more light hearted, like Elf, Love Actually, or Office Christmas Party.


It’s very easy to turn this popular tradition into a party theme. Simply hire a video projector and a few movies to watch. Provide plenty of snacks including popcorn, pretzels, and chocolate. For drinks, traditional Christmas beverages like egg nog, hot chocolate champagne, and mulled wine will work well.


#9 - Trivia Night

A Christmas-theme trivia night involves a variety of questions which are somehow related to Christmas. This can range from the lyrics of specific Christmas carols through to which actor starred in a Christmas movie. You can offer prizes to the winning team or use the event to raise funds for charity. Hire a mobile bar to ensure everyone has access to some delicious drinks as they do their best to answer questions.


#10 - Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Embrace the ugliness of your poorly decorated sweaters by throwing a party in their honour. Encourage guests to pull out the ugliest sweaters they own or to design new sweaters which are normally too daggy to wear in public. This type of party is typically laid-back and a lot of fun. Serve comfort foods and a selection of cocktails. For entertainment, hire a DJ to play some of the cheesiest songs from the 1980s and 1990s.


Thanks for reading. If you need any help planning your 2020 Christmas party, give us a call on 0207 193 8029. We are the leading event planning company in the UK, offering a wide range of services including mobile bar hire, marquee hire, lighting hire, event planning, DJ services and much more.