Christmas Party Ideas – Let the Fun Begin! + HM #260

Fun and fabulous Christmas party ideas for every holiday party. Plus, link up at Home Matters. #ChristmasParty Ideas #HolidayParties #HomeMattersParty

Christmas Party Ideas – Let the Fun Begin! + HM #260

The gals of Home Matters are celebrating Christmas helping you plan your Christmas Parties! We’re sharing all sorts of fun and fabulous Christmas Party Ideas this week. Enjoy!

 

20 Christmas Appetizers and Party Ideas from Nest of Posies

 

Cookie Exchange Free Printables from Amy @ McKinlay Design Blog

 

Simple DIY Hostess Gifts from AshleyMake It Love It

Christmas Party Games from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

Christmas Party Ideas – Let the Fun Begin! Blog Hop

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A Home Matters Themed Roundup

Last Week’s Theme: DIY Christmas Ornaments

Next Week’s Theme: NO PARTY but we’ll see you after Thanksgiving for Holiday Cocktails & Mocktails



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Decorative Painted Farmhouse Christmas Books from Deborah @ Salvage Sister & Mister

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Homemade Polar Paws Recipe from Jen @ Cincy Shopper

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Free Printable Vintage Christmas Trucks from Krista @ The Happie Housie

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Make a Rustic Pom Pom Wreath from Cristina @ The DIY Mommy

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Really Good Gingersnaps Recipe from Paula @ Virginia Sweet Pea

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Halloween Ideas for Fun and Fright + HM #205

Fun, fright, and spooktacular Halloween ideas! Plus, link-up at Home Matters with recipes, crafts, diy. #Halloween #HalloweenIdeas #HomeMattersParty

Halloween Ideas for Fun and Fright + HM #205

Halloween, that spookily frightful, and delightful time of year — I love it! You’ll have to check out my Pumpkin Carving Page as well as the many tips and tricks to awesome pumpkin carvings from lighting, to storage, to designs and carving. I also have some fun Halloween DIY and decor ideas like my Haunted Mirror, DIY Trick-or-Treat Lanterns, and more.  Search the blog for Halloween… You’ll find all sorts of Halloween Ideas. Be sure to take a look at what the gals of Home Matters have put together in our Halloween roundup!

Halloween Mason Jar Crafts from Stephanie @ MomDot

 

Chicken Boo-dle Soup from Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

 

Halloween Cocktails Your Guests Will Love from Skye @ Midlife Boulevard

 

Vampire Brownies Fightfully Fun Halloween Treat from Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai

 

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Next Week’s Theme: Pumpkin Ideas for Everything!



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Super Easy Two-Tier Halloween Cake from Bird @ Bird’s Party

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Streusel Pumpkin Pie from Jen @ Cincy Shopper

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Rae Dunn Inspired Fall & Halloween Signs from Kippi @ Kippi At Home

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Homemade Poop Emoji Costume for Kids from Tanya @ 5 Minutes for Mom

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15 Easy Recipes using Maple Syrup from Kristy @ Kristy Still

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Thank you to all who linked up at last week’s party. We look forward to seeing what you will be sharing with us this week!

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Christmas Party Games – 12 Days of Christmas – Day 1

I have a special treat for everyone! I am participating in the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Blog Hop with a group of fantastic bloggers. We are starting the fun with Christmas Party Games. You are going to love all of the Christmas goodness that is headed your way over the next several days. Don’t miss a single day — they are all different and promise tons of holiday cheer and inspiration! Enjoy…

Join us for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Series along with eleven other talented bloggers. We’ve rounded up the best of the best Christmas ideas to make your holiday season more festive and fun.

Every day December 1-12th we will be sharing a new collection of Christmas Ideas rounded up from our best blogging friends around the web. That’s a total of 144 awesome Christmas Ideas to make your holiday season easier and more fun! Some of our topics include Decor, DIY, Organization, Food, Games and so much more. We don’t want to spoil the fun by telling you too much. We want you to be surprised! Now is the perfect time to subscribe so you’ll be the first to know!

Meet The Hostesses

Shirley of Intelligent Domestications ~ Erlene of My Pinterventures ~ Lindsay of Crazy Organized

Michelle of Our Crafty Mom ~ Stephanie of The Tip Toe Fairy ~ Lorelai of Life With Lorelai

Katie of The Organized Dream ~ Amanda of The Kolb Corner ~ Marie of DIY Adulation

Megan of C’mon Get Crafty ~ Sara of Twelve On Main ~ Kim of Made in a Day

 

It’s Day One and we’re sharing

12 Hilarious Christmas Party Games

 

Welcome, Shirley from Intelligent Domestications

#1

Santa’s Delivery Game is a hilarious Christmas party relay game.

How To Play Santa’s Delivery Game

The winning team will successfully deliver the most packages.

Provide a large quantity of wrapped boxes and gift bags in various sizes with jingle bells inside for fun. No need for ribbon or bows.

Place a card table on both ends of the room. One will be the starting point where the packages will be placed. Select one person to be the hub manager. The hub manager is in charge of keeping count of the number of packages successfully delivered.

One by one, team members aka delivery drivers, will pick up as many packages as they can carry and quickly deliver them to the table at the other end of the room. Once there they will put them all down then pick them back up and deliver them back to the first table where the next member of their delivery team will then go.

Any packages dropped on the floor must remain on the floor and cannot be retrieved except by the hub manager who will return them to the starting table.

As the competition continues, the later players will need to carry more and more packages. The team to deliver the most packages successfully wins.

#2

Do You Hear What I Hear ‘sounds’ like so much fun! We’ll be playing this at our party this year.

Do You Hear What I Hear from Your Homebased Mom requires normal Christmas items you will already have and ‘sounds’ like so much fun!

#3

Christmas Carol Opposites Game is a free printable from Crafting Chicks. You may want to pair folks up in teams of two and encourage a little friendly competition with this one.

#4

Pinned thousands of times and updated with free printables, Holiday Family Feud will make your party memorable!

Holiday Family Feud from Journey with Johnsons is complete with printable answers. This popular game will be lots of laughs at your party!

#5

The Crepe Paper Christmas Game is a relay game adaptable to all ages

You will be wrapping a victim, party guest in crepe paper to resemble either a Christmas tree, a snowman or a Reindeer.

Supplies

All supplies for this game are available at the Dollar store

  • White, Green or Brown crepe paper
  • 2 Hats for the snowmen
  • 2 sets of reindeer ears
  • Cheap stick on bows for the tree
  • 2 Christmas head bands for tree topper

One person on each team will be the subject being decorated with the crepe paper. Team members will wrap the subject around and around with the crepe paper until well wrapped. Once the wrapping is complete, top with the hat for the snowman or reindeer ears for the reindeer or the bows for the tree. The first team to finish wins.

#6

Jingle Bell Toss will be popular with guests of all ages especially those who love Corn Hole.

Jingle Bell Toss takes only a few minutes to create using simple supplies. Grab the easy tutorial from Playground Parkbench.

#7

Break out some Kisses candy and grab these free printable Christmas Bingo cards!

Who doesn’t want to play a game with candy involved! Thanks to The Girl Creative for these free printable Christmas Bingo game cards available in English or Spanish.

#8

This Kids Christmas Charades Game will entertain the children at your party or you could make an adult version.

Katrina’s Paperie has this simple DIY Kid’s Christmas Charades Game which I’m sure your children will take out to play year round, especially on rainy days.

#9

The Reindeer Antler Game is one of the most popular Christmas party games we have seen.

The Reindeer Antler Game is almost too much fun if there was such a thing as too much fun! This is a team game from Intelligent Domestications for those with a competitive spirit! You’ll want to repeat this game year after year for rivalry revenge!

#10

The Stocking Stuffer Game can either be a team relay or a one on one competition.

You will need two Christmas Stockings, a bowl full of stocking stuffer goodies such as candy or Dollar Store trinkets and two spoons.

Hang the stockings. Place a large bowl full of the stocking stuffers onto a table near the stockings. Each player gets a spoon which they will use to scoop up the stocking stuffers and fill their Stocking. The first player to fill a stocking wins.

 

#11

There are so many different ways to use Candy Canes in Christmas games. I found this one on You Tube which looks like a lot of fun for families.

The object here is to get as many candy canes onto the one in your mouth as you can hold. You could do this as a relay by picking up one and carrying it to a designated location or filling a Christmas stocking with them. Use your imagination.

#12

This free printable Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt Game is a great way to get the competition started early.

Begin this Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt Game from Intelligent Domestications about a week before your party. Set up a Facebook page for everyone to submit pictures of each item as they find them and watch the competition begin! You may want to give a nice prize to your winner for this one!

Be sure to bookmark this blog and stop by tomorrow for 12 Best Homemade Christmas Food Gifts. We will have an exciting new collection of ideas every day now through December 12th!

Thanks so much for joining us for the 12 Days of Christmas Ideas Blog Hop! If you missed any of our fun collections just see the links below!

 

 

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