10 Christmas Celebration Ideas
Once again, that time of the year is here when all of us are running around in a frenzy trying to finish our list of chores, cleaning, planning, decorating, shopping, inviting, etc. The entire city is beautiful, decked up with lights and bright smiles of people. The Christmas spirit is in the air and there is fun and celebration all around you. It is quite infectious and each of you is looking for novel ways to celebrate Christmas. I would like to share some wonderful celebration ideas with you, read along.
1. Send Personalized Invitations: Prepare your list of invitees to start with. Dig out some photos where you and that person have shared a beautiful time together. Make small photo frames in hand painted handmade paper and fit the photo inside it. Attach another piece of handmade paper to the photo, and write the venue, time and date of your Christmas party. Also leave your email ID and telephone number for the invitee to RSVP. The invitation will remind people of the wonderful and memorable times you have shared with them. This type of invitation can also be kept by them for posterity.
2. Open-Air Cooking: Set your courtyard or lawn with small stone or wooden benches and place flowered pots next to them on either side. Arrange some bricks and make place at the centre for a bonfire. Decide on a Christmas menu and ensure you have all the ingredients stocked and ready. You and your dear ones can gather to cook some of the tasty and authentic Christmas dishes out in the lawn.
3. Tree-Trimming Party: Invite your guests to a tree-trimming party. Everybody loves to decorate the Christmas tree and this is more fun when you get together with your dear ones to do it. Children can be distributed craft stationary and their artistic contributions can be used as decorations as well. Lighting is essential as it adds that extra spark to everything at home and outside. Use lots of lighting and restrict candles to areas where people don’t walk much and away from childrens’ reach.
4. Party Colour and Dress Theme: The season brings in new colours every year. Look up the colour of this season and keep it as the theme for your décor and attire. Purple, violet, magenta, raspberry, chartreuse and white are some of the colours that are your best bet. Dress theme can be retro, fine dining or as your favourite celebrity.
5. Christmas with Love and Care: Ensure your gifts are eco-friendly and do your bit to the ‘go green’ revolution. Yet another warm way of gifting is by visiting a charity organization and celebrating Christmas with them.
6. Potluck: This is a special and unique way of celebrating. You can invite your guests to pick their own theme to prepare their Christmas dish and dress up according to their chosen theme. Each guest brings their dish to share with others at the party. This is great fun as you’ll end up seeing various characters and tasting traditional and modern Christmas cuisines.
7. Fun with Games: Play ‘secret Santa’ by gifting people without letting them know who gifted them. Organize magic shows for children, they love it any time. Children can also make decorative crafts and you can hide them in the living room, the child that finds his / her decoration first wins a prize.
8. Pamper Yourself: Once you are done with all the cleaning and making your home ready for celebrations, you need to ready yourself up. What better way than to treat yourself along with your friends to a spa and enjoy some refreshing facials, massages and hair therapy.
9. Organize an Office Party: Pool in the money and decide on a budget. Arrange for a moderate sized Christmas tree and call all your colleagues for the tree-trimming ceremony and video-conference it with your other superiors or colleagues who are located elsewhere. Games at office help break the ice and builds team spirit as well.
10. Get away for the Weekend: Enjoy a retreat over the weekend with your family in any of the tropical beaches of Hawaii or Miami. Nothing works better than a little bit of sun shining down on you while it snows back home. Relax and have some quality time before the parties begin.