Easy Christmas Party Ideas

Posted by on Nov 25, 2015

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The Pioneer Woman


Finding the time to host a holiday party can be impossible this time of year. Not all of us are natural hostesses who love to show off decorations and have tons of time to make dainty little morsels. If you are, we envy you, and this article isn't for you. This is for those of us who don't have time to put up a tree, let alone throw a party!

See the easiest Christmas Party idea videos (with suggestions from BHG, Southern Living and more).

Holiday party food recipe, pioneer woman, Ree Drummond
The Pioneer Woman

First, you'll need to figure out what to feed people when they arrive. Here's two suggestions: 1) hire a caterer or 2) follow any of these recipes from The Pioneer Woman's Ree Drummond, including these delicious Christmas tortilla rollups.

She says she pulled off all of her party food in three hours, and, honestly, after making a couple of her appetizers for a family dinner, you'll see that it's totally doable. From bacon-wrapped scallops with chili butter and pineapple bacon-wrapped shrimp skewers with ginger marinade to.... Oh, honestly, who needs to hear the rest? They're all easy and delicious!
easy christmas party ideas for table presentation, Southern Living Magazine
Emily Fazio

You'll need a pretty table setting or presentation. This idea from DIYNetwork is eye-catching but very easy to accomplish if you have access to pine needles. Plus, bringing pine indoors makes for not only beautiful decor but a lovely scent, as well.
christmas gifts and favors


easy christmas table centerpiece
Steve Giralt

Another fun but simple idea for your Christmas table decor is arranging candy in a vase. This idea from Real Simple makes for a lovely centerpiece that also serves as a snack display.

See the easiest Christmas Party idea videos with suggestions from eHow, BeautifyMeeh and more!


Finally, you'll need some music. It can be tough putting playlists together, but, thankfully, a lot of people have already done the work for us. One of our favorite playlist ideas includes this article from the Pioneer Woman filled with cheery, Christmasy suggestions.

We lso like the above YouTube video, which has unique takes on the same old songs and has the added benefit of built-in visuals.

With these three elements, pulling together a Christmas party is, well, not so daunting.

Take pictures, share it with us and inspire others!
Happy Holidays, CraftFoxes!

Music video courtesy of oldiesfan1968.

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