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Fun Christmas Parties

Updated on March 21, 2011

Christmas parties are one of the truly great parts of the holiday season. Friends, neighbors, and coworkers can use Christmas parties as a way to drop all the tensions and stresses of day-to-day life. Parties allow people to shed their normal day-to-day schedules and just have a lot of fun together, spreading holiday cheer and the spirit of giving. Parties are a great way for families, friends, businesses, and even churches to celebrate the holidays together and just an excuse to have a really good time.

Christmas parties are typically all about the food! Big spreads of food are almost a guarantee at Christmas parties. If you are having a Christmas party of your own and you don't have the time to create a big spread of food on your own, consider having a pot-luck where everyone will bring a dish to share with the other party goers. A potluck can be a great idea because everyone will get to try a whole assortment of great foods.

For the most balanced spread of foods at your Christmas party, tell all the partygoers what type of dish to bring otherwise you'll end up with a bunch of side dishes and desserts and no main course to really fill guests up. Potlucks can be a fun way to have Christmas parties because everyone can eat good food and have a truly wonderful time.

If you don't want to burden your guests at your Christmas parties, you can always have the party catered. Catering will cost a bit more, but for really great Christmas parties catering is the way to go so that no one has to worry about food, and clean up is often part of the deal too. So, all of your guests can eat to their hearts content, but then you don't have to clean up after them! Catering services don't have to cost a fortune depending on which company you go with and the foods you choose to serve. So, call around for prices and see if it's something you can swing for your Christmas parties.

Christmas parties often have gift exchanges or secret Santa gift exchanges. Small gift exchanges can be fun and they don't have to cost a fortune. If you have a secret Santa exchange at your Christmas parties set a price limit so that none of the guests feel as though they have to spend a ton on the gifts. Encourage token gifts such as candles, cookies, or candy as gifts so that everyone can get a little something but no one spends too much!

Christmas parties are a great holiday past time between friends, family, and neighbors. Whether these parties happen every year, or every few years it's a great way to get people together for a good time. Christmas carols, good food, and good friends seem like a great way to spend a night out of the house! If you plan a party this year, make sure you have good food and good friends so that you can create some truly remarkable memories.


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      Chyna 3 years ago

      I could watch Schldnier's List and still be happy after reading this.