Make sure you get ready for this years’ Christmas! You will probably be going shopping for Christmas gifts, decorating your Christmas tree and baking delicious gingerbread cookies! Whatever activities you will be doing during the winter season, you might be thinking about hosting a Christmas party. Think about it, a soft glow of candles in your living room. Friends and family all around you, the smell of pine and mulled wine lingering in the air. Your favourite Christmas tunes playing in the background and an atmosphere of joy and peace. Wouldn’t it be absolutely lovely? If you have decided to throw a Christmas party, you will be in need of some DIY Christmas party decorations! Take a look through our 20 Christmas party decoration ideas for inspiration!
1. Christmas Photo Props – Fun and Festive
When you throw a party, one thing you will want to include is photos! Make certain that you and your guests at the party get into a festive mood by taking some fun photos! You might decide on creating a small corner, specifically for everyone having their photos taken. To make the pictures even more fun, how about adding some props to your photo booth? You can add some cut-out shapes to straws or sticks. For example, a Santa hat prop, some reindeer antlers or a carrot for a nose! Get creative with these amazing props!
2. A Photo Frame – DIY Christmas Party Decorations
While we have talked about using all sorts of props for your Christmas photos, what about creating a frame for them? Taking pictures of you and your friends is a great way of creating visible memories. They are things you will be able to look back at in a year or two and remember about what a great time you had! Keeping this in mind, make sure that your Christmas photos have a Christmas frame encircling them. You will have to cut out the shape of a frame from cardboard and cover it in wintery wrapping paper. Then make sure that everyone holds up the frame, right in front of them for a groovy Christmas photo!
3. Brilliant Balloon Ideas – A Row of Christmas Lights
You will have probably seen strings of Christmas lights in all sorts of lovely colours decorating gardens and homes during the winter holidays. It’s a fabulous way of adding colour, as well as warm lights to your environment. You might not have a string of coloured lights to decorate your home with for your Christmas party, but you can always recreate them with balloons! After inflating the balloons, attach plastic cups to their ends, as if they really were a string of colourful lights. This is an easy way of decorating your home for a Christmas party.
4. Reinventing Wine Glasses – Candle Holder Ideas
Perhaps you are in search of ideas on how to create some easy candle holders. Instead of buying some, why not reinvent something you already have? For example, wine glasses! Turn them upside down, coating them in glittery spray paint. After allowing them to dry, you can decorate the wine glasses with ribbons and bells. Anything to add a sense of Christmas to them! Then, when you are finished place the candles on the feet of the glasses.
5. A Cute Clothesline – Christmas Party Decoration Ideas
Here is another fun way of channelling the essence of the winter holidays to your home, especially for a Christmas party! All you will have to do is cut out the shapes of shirts, pants and socks from paper. Then colour these, decorate them in Christmas shades, just like the ones you would see on Santa’s elf helpers! It will look as if an elf had washed his clothes and hung them on a clothesline in your house to dry.
6. A Game for Gifts – Decide Who Gets What
While everyone might take a gift with themselves to a party, sometimes you only decide during the actual event who gets which gift. What better way is there than to choose this with a fun game? For example, you can throw a dice. Depending on what number the dice lands on, you can either keep the gift, give it to the person on your left or right or steal someone else’s gift! This will be a fun activity to play with friends or family during the winter holidays!
7. Get Creative with Balloons – Giant Holly
We have mentioned using balloons in some form of decoration in your home for Christmas. After all, there are so many things you can put together out of them. Besides a string of giant lights, another decoration idea would be a branch of holly, with two large balloon berries on it. Cut out the holly leaves out of cardboard, which you then paint green. Place the two holly leaves on one of the walls of your house, then attach two red blown-up balloons to it. This is an easy and inexpensive way of getting your home ready for the holidays!
8. Reindeer Bottles – Christmas Party Decoration Ideas
While you may be intent on decorating your whole home in Christmas ornaments, you can turn everyday objects, which you might give to your party guests, into Christmas items. For example, you may hand out some bottles of waters, or even bottles of booze, to keep everyone hydrated. But make sure to put a Christmas twist on them. A fabulous idea would be to create reindeer out of the bottles. You can do this by placing antlers on them, create out of fuzzy wires. Also, you can glue some googly eyes on them as well as a red pompom nose!
9. Merry Paper Crafts – Strings of Paper Lights
Now, here is another craft to create for Christmas which involves the colourful strings of lights people hang all over their home and garden during winter. Instead of making the lights out of balloons, as we mentioned above, created strings of multicoloured lights out of paper. You will be sure to find some amazing online tutorials, on how to create these colourful Christmas lights. Then hang them all-around your home for a stylish and wintery atmosphere.
10. A Wonderful Wreath – DIY Christmas Party Decorations
You might be considering creating a backdrop for your Christmas party. This way you will be able to take amazing pictures with it! A fantastic idea would be to create a giant wreath. After all, a wreath incorporates the ambience of Christmas in itself. Especially if it is covered with fir leaves and wrapped around with fairy lights. Make sure to add a large ribbon to the wreath as a simple yet cute ornament. When you have finished creating the wreath, get your friends or family to pop their heads in it for a photo!
11. Wintery Bottles – Handmade and Festive Ideas
If you like getting really creative and putting together all sorts of crafts, then you might like this idea. It’s all about creating Christmas or winter characters or animals out of empty bottles, with the help of yarn and fabric. A great way to start is by covering your bottles in either fabric or wrapping them completely with yarn. Think about the colours you use, if you want to create a Christmas tree, you will want to use dark green fabric or yarn! After finishing covering the bottles in fabric or yarn, add small ornaments to it, with which you will be able to recognise what the bottle is. For example, maybe it’s a Christmas tree, maybe it is a reindeer!
12. Balloon Christmas Trees – Christmas Party Decoration Ideas
Get ready for Christmas by creating some Christmas trees for your party! You don’t need to use actual trees or artificial ones for this, instead create them out of green balloons. Blow them up and stack them on each other, making sure you fixate one to the other. You can add smaller red and gold balloons to the trees, creating the ornaments.
13. Decorate Your Window – Lovely and Stylish
Another part of your home which you shouldn’t forget about decorating is your window! You can add fir leaves to the frame of the window, which will not only look fantastic but will bring the scent of pine into your home. Hang some pale curtains in front of your window. These curtains should be a tiny bit see-through. Behind them, hang strings of fairy lights, to create a gorgeous illumination and the effect of a starlit sky. You can also hang some Christmas tree ornaments on the curtain for an even more special look. This will become the perfect background for taking some Christmas photos!
14. Santa Hat Topiaries – Christmas Party Decorations
You might be in search of Christmas table centrepieces. After all, if you are planning to throw a Christmas dinner, you will want your dining table to exude a sense of Christmas as well! An easy idea to use for your tables are placing Santa hats on it. You can create some Santa hat topiaries, by arranging an abundance of candy canes in small vases. Then place some longer sticks or rods in the middle of the vases, on which you can place your Santa hats. These are guaranteed to look fantastic.
15. Simple Snowmen – Reuse Some Cardboard Boxes
You don’t have to buy something super expensive to decorate your house with for the winter holidays. Sometimes it’s actually a great idea to recycle and reinvent something you have, but don’t use. For example, if you have a few cardboard boxes at home. You can stack them on each other, to create a snowman. After fixating them to one another, it’s time to coat your boxes in white paint. After it has dried, make sure to paint the face of the snowman on it. You can add some buttons to the body and a hat created out of cardboard boxes.
16. Welcoming Christmas – With Front Door Decor
There are so many ways to get your home ready for Christmas! Just one of these is by adding some sort of decoration to your front door. This might include placing a Christmas wreath on your front door, or actually tying some ribbon around it, to make it look like a huge gift! Feel free to get as creative as you’d like with these ideas!
17. Face in Hole Prop – DIY Christmas Party Decorations
Are you in search of a photo booth prop, which will be fun to take pictures with during your Christmas party? Why not create a photo booth stand-in, where you and your guests will simply have to put your face in the hole of the prop. You can create two snowmen standing next to each other with only their faces missing, creating the space for you to put yours in. You can create this face in hole prop out of thicker cardboard or a thin wooden pallet.
18. Cute with Candy – Easy and Effortless
Here is another easy idea to get ready for Christmas with. Create some candy-like ornaments, which you can stick up on your walls. Create these candies out of paper plates, on which you draw swirls and cover these in red paint, just like in the example above. You can then wrap them in plastic sheets as if they were lollies in wrappers. If you are intent on creating these cute candies for your Christmas decor, make sure to add some candy canes to the environment as well!
19. Amazing Bells – Christmas Party Decoration Ideas
Bells are another thing that reminds people of Christmas! Keeping this in mind, you might decide on creating some bells of your own to hang on your porch. You can create the bells out of plastic pots, which you coat in metallic spray paint. Then you will have to add an ornament hanging down from the inside of the bell resembling the clapper.
20. A Tower of Gifts – Unique and Creative
Get ready for your Christmas party with some towers of gifts. Cover some empty cardboard boxes in wintery wrapping paper. Then stack them on each other, maybe placing them all on a long wooden rod, to keep them in place. Some stacks or towers of gifts will definitely help in creating a Christmas atmosphere for your party!
Hopefully, you have found plenty of ideas for your Christmas party decorations. If you are still trying to find inspiration concerning Christmas, then you might want to check out our idea concerning Christmas outdoor decorations or a Christmas table setting.