Entertain family and friends this holiday season with a festive Christmas cocktail party. Use these tips to easily plan everything from the invitations to the menu, and the decorations to the games for a Christmas Eve cocktail party.
Get inspired by these Christmas cocktail party ideas:
- Invitations: Create your event on Punchbowl and choose a beautiful Christmas cocktail party invitation. Select an invitation with traditional Christmas colors like red and green. Include information such as the name of the event, name of the host or hostess, date, time, and location. Email the invitation 4-6 weeks before the party.
- Decorations: Dress up your residence or venue with festive and fantastic Christmas cocktail party decorations. Hang a wreath on the front door and decorate it with colorful ornaments and lights. Inside, decorate with mistletoe in the doorways, evergreen garlands, beautiful red and green ornaments in tall glass vases and LED lights wrapped around the banisters and fireplace.
- Menu: Plan the Christmas cocktail party menu around the preferences of you and your guests. Serve finger foods and appetizers such as hot dogs wrapped in crescent rolls, bruschetta, and stuffed red peppers and mushrooms. Set up a station with veggie crudité and cheese and crackers. Scatter sweets throughout the party such as red and green M&Ms in glass bowls. Serve cocktails such as Cape Codders and Mint Juleps to display the holiday colors red and green.
- Games: Keep guests entertained and encourage them to mingle and socialize with an assortment of Christmas cocktail party games. Mix colorful cocktails and have guests guess the ingredients of the drinks. Award prizes such as restaurant gift cards to the winners of the games.
Try some or all of these great ideas at your Christmas mixer and see a spectacular end result!