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Bunco Themes for December

Updated on July 28, 2015

Fun Party Ideas For The Month Of December

Are you planning a Bunco party for the month of December? Are you looking for a party theme? Or perhaps your group of friends would like to take a break from the game and just socialize for the evening. Have fun with an Ugly Sweater Party, Cocoa Bar or make a toast with a Champagne Bar. You will find fInd some fun entertaining party ideas to help you get started with your own Christmashanukwanzaa or other December party theme.

Start Your Party Off With An Invitation

Make your family and friends feel welcome with a invitation to your holiday party. Find an invitation that fits your style or party theme.


December Party Themes

Christmas Party Themes
Christmas Party Themes

Silly fun photo ideas.

Reindeer Antlers by DMM
Reindeer Antlers by DMM

Purchase some fun hats, antlers or photo props. Have fun taking photos of your family and friends wearing these reindeer antlers. Get a group photo of everyone wearing their "ugly sweaters" or holiday attire.

cookie exchange
cookie exchange

Cookie and Candy Exchange Party

There is nothing like a home baked cookie!

Want to save time time on your baking this holiday season? Have a cookie and candy exchange party and help free up some of your time spent in the kitchen.

Invite your friends to bake or make the same kind of cookie or candy. Tell your friends how many portions to make including a portion to eat at your event.

Find out what each person is making so you can avoid duplicate cookies or candy.

Ask your guests to bring empty containers or resealable plastic bags to collect their holiday treats. Or have your guests bring their goodies already wrapped in individual packets for faster and easier distribution. Suggest that your guests label the type of cookies or candy on each container.

Provide some gift tags, pretty ribbons and gift bags for your guests to assemble bags of cookies for their friends, neighbors, family and coworkers.

Ask your guests to bring copies of their recipes to share with the group.

Set up a long table that your guests can set their cookies on for the exchange. Set up an area for your cookie and candy tasting.

Have fun exchanging cookies and filling your take home containers.

Purchase some beautiful holiday ribbon. Gather the recipe cards and tie them with the ribbon. Give the packet of cards to your guests.

Vote on your favorite cookies. Make up some fun categories - Best Designed Cookie, The Cookie That Santa Can't Refuse, Most Original Cookie, Crowd Favorite, Grandma's Favorite Recipe.

Gift Idea - Computer Flash Drive

Gather your recipes and scan them into a computer document. Give each guest a flash drive that includes the scanned recipe documents. OR Gather your group photos and put them on the flash drive. Your guests will be delighted to receive the photo's and/or recipes on a handy computer flash drive.

Have a cookie and plate or mug exchange.

Why not exchange festive plates or mugs?

Invite your guests to bring a mug or plate along with their holiday treats. Guests exchange plates or mugs with other guests. Your guests then can fill their plates or mugs with holiday treats. Or have a hot cocoa bar where everyone exchanges their mugs, fill the mugs with cocoa and takes the mugs home at the end of the event.

Hot Cocoa Bar Ideas!

Hot Cocoa Bar
Hot Cocoa Bar
Hot Cocoa
Hot Cocoa

Hot Cocoa Bar

For a warm treat set up a Hot Cocoa Bar. Set out delicious mix-in's to enhance your cocoa. Stir your cocoa with a candy can or chocolate covered spoon. Add some liqueur, or marshmallows, or a scoop of ice cream and top you cocoa with some whipping cream. Sprinkle some cocoa powder or colorful sprinkles on top of the whipping cream.

Clever idea for your coffee or hot cocoa.

Here is a clever idea from Betty Crocker on how to make a chocolate covered spoon to put into your favorite coffee or hot cocoa beverage. Click the photo to get the recipe.

Hot Chocolate Gift
Hot Chocolate Gift

Make Your Own Hot Chocolate Gift

My warmest thoughts for a good friend!

Learn how to make your own gift using a can of hot chocolate mix. This would be a good gift for your guests, friends or neighbors.

Tutorial and photo are at

Package your cookies
Package your cookies

Package your cookies in style.

For some great ideas on how to package your cookies visit Better Homes and Gardens website. Click on the photo for the link.

Easy and Pretty Cookie Package
Easy and Pretty Cookie Package

Easy Packaging Idea For Goodies

To make your goodies look pretty and impressive use some colorful paper and ribbons to decorate your packages.

1. Get a plastic zip type or other bag.

2. Put items into bag.

3. Fold some pretty paper in half. Staple paper to plastic bag or paper bag.

4. Punch some holes in the paper attachment. Run ribbon through holes. Tie ribbon.

Picture source:

Ornament Exchange Party or Ornament Decorating Party

Invite your guests to an ornament exchange party where everyone brings an ornament to exchange with another member.

Or gather some paints, crafts and other supplies and spend time with your friends creating your own memories and ornaments.

Holiday Movie Party

Get out the popcorn and watch a holiday movie . Pick your favorite holiday movies and have a movie marathon. Make this a pajama party and have everyone wear there favorite comfortable pajamas and slippers.

Ugly Sweater
Ugly Sweater

Ugly Sweater Get-Together

Sweaters that make your cringe or smile.

Do you have a Christmas sweater that you received from Aunt Winnie that is collecting dust on your shelf? Pull it out and invite your guests to wear their own Ugly Holiday Sweater to an ugly Sweater Get- Together! Have fun laughing and comparing those wonderful Ugly Sweaters. Give out prizes for the ugliest, most creative and most hilarious.

Photo by Zane Hollingsworth - Flickr

Pajama Slipper Cookies
Pajama Slipper Cookies

Pajama Party

Ask your guests to wear their pajamas, fuzzy slippers and robes and chill out at a pajama party. Award prizes for most comfortable, most festive, most creative, and most naughty or nice pajamas.

For a different menu why not serve breakfast? Make up some tasty pancakes or cook a breakfast casserole. Serve up Holiday Mimosas - - cranberry juice, orange juice and champagne.

Click on the cookies to learn how to make cute slipper cookies using peanut butter cookies. Photo source:

champagne bar ideas
champagne bar ideas

Celebrate With A Champagne Bar

Celebrate the holidays with a champagne bar and make a toast with your friends! Dress up your champagne or Prosecco with some flavored liqueur or some festive berries. You can also add your favorite juice such as cranberry, orange, tangerine or pomegranate.

Photos and suggestions can be found at

Poinsettia Cocktail Recipe

1/4 cup vodka

1/4 cup Champagne

1/2 cup cranberry juice

Crushed ice

2 strips orange zest, each about 1/4-inch wide and 2 inches long


Combine the vodka, Champagne and juice in a large-stemmed red wine glass. Add crushed ice and stir until the mixture is well chilled. Twist the orange strips over the glass, drop them in, and serve.

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      6 years ago

      Nice lens with some cracking ideas! Thanks!

    • Art Inspired profile imageAUTHOR

      Art Inspired 

      6 years ago

      @PennyHowe: Thanks for the compliments and for visiting. Make it a great day!

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      6 years ago

      Fantastic ideas. I really like the round ornaments with a bunco sayings.

      Bunco Babes Rock!

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      7 years ago

      Thanks for sharing these information.

    • Art Inspired profile imageAUTHOR

      Art Inspired 

      7 years ago

      @meganst: I'm glad I was able to share a new idea! There is no reason you could not hold an ugly sweater party any time of the year. Happy Holidays!

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      7 years ago

      I love the ugly sweater party idea! I will certainly organise one for me and all my friends who receive an ugly hand-knitted sweater every Christmas by one of our in-laws!

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      Mickie Gee 

      7 years ago

      I have never thought of having a bunco themed party during the holidays. Love the ideas.


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