11 Unconventional Christmas Party Ideas for 2019

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‘Tis that time of year again! This Christmas, we want to be more than just your ticketing partner. Christmas is a wonderful time to get together and celebrate with your loved ones. While the yearly tradition is something we look forward to, decorating the Christmas tree, caroling and Secret Santa’s year after year may not be as thrilling as it was. Are you looking to break the Christmas monotony? We PRESENT you with eleven unconventional Christmas party ideas that’ll make your guests want to book tickets to your party or event right away.

Cocktail Party
Get your attendees to don outfits with a color combination of let’s say white and red. Start by stocking the pantry and creating mouthwatering appetizers in advance, so you have a good time with your guests at the party. Light up the corners of the house with shimmering lights to glam up the party. Set up your cocktail bar with infused vodkas, cocktail recipes, so your guests can help themselves. Spruce up the table with some staggeringly delectable appetizers and exotic cocktails and let the party begin!

Host a Cocktail Party

Cookie Exchange
Invite your friends for a cookie exchange party. This may not be a part of unique Christmas party ideas but it still brings your family together to share recipes, play Christmas charades, munch on candy canes with holiday music filling the air. Let your guests return with a bag full of cookies and unlimited memories to cherish for years to come.

Christmas Movie Night
Invite your family and friends over for a Christmas movie night. You can make a list of movies that can be watched together. Movies like Home Alone, Fred Claus and Jingle all The Way are some of the movies you can enjoy along with some popcorn and Christmas candies.

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
Stock gingerbread house kits for your attendees wanting to participate in the Gingerbread House decorating content. Make this contest exciting by asking the participants to complete the decoration within a stipulated time. The one who assembles the house within the least time is the winner. Also, you’re a winner because you’re left with multiple Gingerbread Houses your guests can eat away.

Ice Skating Adventure
Lace-up your skates and hit the ice with your group of friends or just your family. Organize little bonfires along with some hot chocolate and marshmallows. Decorate the place with strings of lights spread across the trees to make the place appear great in photos.

Gift A Toy
Christmas is the season of giving. Spread the joy by giving unwrapped toys or used toys to charitable institutions. Nothing can be compared to the happiness you get doing a good deed. It’s the reason for the season. Also, if you are a non-profit then there is a special pricing for your event listing with Yapsody. Know more about the 50% rebate we offer to non-profits here.

White Elephant Exchange
White Elephant is a gift exchange game, where instead of swapping gifts, you steal them. If you have a large group of friends, say more than 6, this game is for you. Set a cap on how much they can spend on the gift, so it doesn’t create a hole in anyone’s pocket. The game becomes interesting when attendees bring “gag gifts” for their friends. Explain the game rules and let the games begin.

Holiday Baking Party
One thing common that holiday bake-offs and cookie exchanges bring is the lingering smell of cocoa and butter permeating the air. Decorate your place with candy canes, stockings and lights around the house. Since this is a baking party, it’s alright if your kitchen gets messy. Enjoy the baking process along with your friends and family and clean up the mess later.

Holiday Games Night
Begin your holiday season with a Holiday games night. Lineup a set of games that will keep the fun and excitement going through the night. Christmas Bingo, Charades and Christmas movie trivia can be some of them, to begin with.

Carol Karaoke Night
There are karaoke apps that can make your carol night lively. Make a list of all the Christmas carols you’d want your attendees to sing and find out who sings and who croaks the best. You can gift small favors to the best singer.

Photo Booth
If you have friends who love taking pictures, host a Photo Booth party. Create a DIY Photo Booth yourself or order it online. Deck it up with some twinkling lights and take unlimited selfies and photos to fill your Facebook and Instagram profile.

From gingerbread cookies, oven-roasted turkey to Santa Claus stories, Christmas brings a whole lot of warmth and happiness to people around us. Whichever idea you choose, ensure to make your party a memorable one and don’t forget to capture the smiles and memories you create this Christmas. If you are planning to promote your event and want to generate revenue from ticket sales, use Yapsody’s online ticketing system. Apart from having abundant features for event presenters, we are now running a special 25% Christmas offer on ticketing fees for Unlimited Events. Know more about the offer here.


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