Tips for Planning and Hosting the Best Holigay Christmas Party

Don’t be a Grinch: here’s all you need to throw a gorgeous holiday party at Christmas time.

Life + Leisure Cooking & Entertaining Koelen Andrews

This article was published on December 14th, 2019

Ho Ho Ho, honey! Christmas is here and it’s time to ring in some queer holiday cheer! It doesn’t get any gayer than throwing a winter spectacular Christmas Party. Don’t be a Grinch: here’s all you need to throw a gorgeous holiday party at Christmas time.

Invitations. Which of these bitches has been naughty and which has been nice? One of the best parts of hosting your own holiday soiree is being able to pick and choose who the fuck you want in your house at Christmastime. Check that list and check it twice. And send out STUNNING invitations to all your nearest and dearest. 

Food. Christmas is that guilt-free season when everyone just throws their dietary restrictions out the window. Thank you, Jesus. Make those frosted Christmas and gingerbread cookies. Whip up that eggnog. Make that fruit cake. It’s Christmas and folks are coming to eat. All green and red foods are pretty acceptable. 

It won’t be such a silent night. A Christmas Carol cocktail is the perfect drink to cheers before stepping out to go Christmas carolling!

And speaking of cocktails, you’ll want to choose a few signature drinks of the evening to really help your guests get in the holiday spirit. Try the Christmas Punch, made with white rum, cranberry juice, cherry juice, and simple syrup, The Christmas Carol, made with Stoli Gluten-free vodka, steeped cranberry tea, lemon, and orange, the Blue Christmas, with Stoli Vanil, blue curaçao, coconut rum, and coconut cream, the Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Punch, made with brandy, egg white, maple syrup, and milk, or the Christmas Mule, like the standard Moscow Mule, only with Apple Cider added in addition to the ginger beer.

Music. Move over, Mariah. Bust out that Rocking Around the Christmas Tree CD to get your holiday party started. There are ample Christmas ballads out there, so be sure to choose an upbeat collection of your favorite Christmas jams.

Decorations for your holiday party should be a no brainer. Holiday lights, twinkle light, and icicle light are all completely acceptable. Snowman? Yes. Reindeer? You betcha. Fat white guy in a suit lugging toys? Damn straight. Deck those halls with bows of holly, poinsettias, and of course, the mistletoe, you Christmas-Loving slut!

A step-n-repeat or photo op area. It’s super easy to get some felt and make reindeer antlers, jingle belled elf hats, and fun accessories for some cheesy good pictures. Isn’t that half the fun of a Christmas party? The silly photo sessions are a must at any good holiday party.

Come up with a fun theme. Winter-fresh, snow ski lodge, Santa’s work shop, Naughty or Nice, and White Wonderland are all fun ideas for themes that you can take off and really run with. Ugly sweater parties are fun, but add a little fun to them with an elevated theme!

Christmas is almost here. It’s time to send out those invites and get fully into the holigay spirit.

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