5 Top Christmas Party Themes for 2018

Looking for the perfect Christmas party theme for your Christmas gathering this year? We’ve made this list of our favorite ideas—and checked it twice—to help you get a jump start on your holiday party planning!

1. Vintage Christmas

You’ve probably seen all the beautiful vintage Christmas decorations that are already lining the shelves this year. We especially love the red truck Christmas décor and red cardinal ornaments and decorations.

Try hosting a vintage truck Christmas themed party, complete with decorated wine bottles!

For your table’s centerpiece, use an old toy truck or nice decorative red truck. Place a tiny Christmas tree in the bed of the truck for a little extra holiday flair.

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If you’re exchanging gifts at the party, keep your theme going by placing these fun vintage truck Christmas gift tag stickers on the presents.

Or decorate your holiday party this year with beautiful red cardinals.

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Incorporating your theme in even the smallest details of your party can make a big impact!

2. Classic Red and Green

Another fun party theme for Christmas is to decorate with the traditional red and green Christmas colors. The best thing about this theme is that you probably already have plenty of items from Christmases past that you can dust off to use as decorations!

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This Christmas, don’t worry about everyone’s drinks getting mixed up with these handy Christmas drink name tag stickers. They’re as easy as peel-and-stick and will save your guests from losing their drink all night. With everyone having their own designated drink, think about all the cups you’ll save!

Start a new tradition this year that the kids will approve of. This emoji Christmas party game is a pictionary-style game that's sure to bring the laughs, especially when you hear everyone’s best guesses!

Have prizes ready for the winners labeled with these pretty red and white Christmas gift tag stickers.

3. Plaid Christmas

The buffalo plaid trend isn’t going anywhere this Christmas! Find fun ways to use this trendy theme at your party, like a gorgeous tablecloth and fun banner.

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Line the gift table with presents that also carry the plaid theme.

And don’t forget the beverages! These quirky plaid Christmas wine bottle labels make a fun hostess gift that everyone can enjoy.

Red isn’t the only color that plaid looks good on! Quickly gaining popularity is the classy black and white plaid theme that gives more of an elegant touch to your Christmas décor.

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4. Exchange Party

If your Christmas party this year is set to be fun for all ages, cater to the kids (and kids at heart) with some fun hands-on activities!

Try throwing a cookie exchange party and ask guests to bring a dozen or so of their favorite Christmas cookies to trade at the party. Everyone leaves with a sampling of all the delicious goodies!

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You could even turn the get-together into a cookie decorating party instead, just ask everyone to bring plain cookies ready for icing and sprinkles. Then, have a cookie exchange when you’re finished!

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Or host an ornament exchange party instead and ask everyone to bring a Christmas ornament to trade at the party.

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Another great idea for a Christmas exchange is to fill up fun holiday-themed socks with treats and goodies to hand out at the party.

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5. Christmas Movie Themed Party

What’s your favorite Christmas movie? Draw ideas from the film and your favorite movie quotes—you’ll be surprised how many things from the movie you’ll be able to incorporate in your Christmas party!


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What are you planning as your Christmas party theme this year? Leave us a comment below and share some of your favorite Christmas party ideas with us on Facebook or Instagram with #distinctivs.

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