12 Christmas Party Themes Adults Will Actually Want To Go To

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ZAN PASSANTE

Holiday party season is on. Before you put out a standard store-bought cookie platter and turn on the Christmas music, consider these totally fun party themes. We guarantee you'll get an RSVP from everyone on your guest list. If you need more inspiration for food, drinks, decor, and check out all of Christmas party themes for kids and adults alike.

1 Black Tie
Cheetah Is the New Black

Keep it classic with a black tie holiday party. We're talking formalwear, hors d'oeuvres, and maybe even a harpist in the corner. Invite the whole neighborhood or keep it intimate—just make sure you tell all your guests the dress code on the invitation.

2 Ugly Sweater Party
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Classic, but still deserves a mention. You already know what you'll be wearing, so now you can focusing on baking this insanely cute ugly sweater cake.

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3 Pajama Party
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Have everyone come over in their favorite holiday pajamas for some brunch and gift exchanging, just like Christmas morning.

4 Cookie-Making Party
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Christmas baking is just better with your friends. At the end of the party, send everyone home with their freshly baked goodies in festive boxes.

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5 Viewing Party
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Invite your nearest and dearest over for a viewing party of all the classic Christmas movies. Make it an all-day marathon or vote on a favorite movie to screen for a night in.

6 Mad for Plaid Party
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Plaid all day, every day. Breakout your fave flannel shirt, dress up your table in plaid linens, and make this insanely delicious liquid flannel cocktail.

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7 Surprise Gift Exchange
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Gather a small group of friends to meet at a mall or a street dense with boutiques. Split up for an hour and shop for gifts for everyone within a specific budget. Meet back up and exchange your gifts over lunch. It's extra fun if you bring Santa hats for each of you to wear (this way you can spot each other more easily).

8 Cheesy Mug Party
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Cheesy mug parties are the new ugly sweater parties.

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9 Gingerbread House-Making Party
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Set up stations with various different toppings and frostings in red or green bowls and watch the Pinterest fails commence.

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10 Hooville Party
Delish

The mad love for this movie will never die. Turn your house into Whoville with quirky, whimsical decor, the soundtrack for party music, and some themed props like a sleigh and a Grinch cutout. For food, make Grinch-themed sweets (like these adorbs cupcakes), and serve a roast beast for dinner, obvi.

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11 Wreath-Making Party
Courtesy of Sugar and Charm

You can hang with your besties and DIY your holiday decor all in one.

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12 Winter Wonderland
Courtesy of Bird's Party

Even if you don't live where it snows, you can turn your party into a winter wonderland with all white everything. Bonus points if you get an actual fake snow machine.

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13 Candyland
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Start with only red and white decor, add a killer dessert buffet with everyones favorite Christmas sweets, then sneak in candy canes anywhere and everywhere (like as stirrers in milk jars!).

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