Christmas parties are a great way to be festive & get in the holiday spirit. Here are some of the best kids Christmas party ideas including games, music and food. Download and print the free Christmas party printables too.
Christmas is a time for family, friends, and fun. It’s also a time for giving, and what could be more fun than throwing a Christmas for the tiny people we love? But sometimes it can be hard to come up with ideas for a Christmas party for kids. If you’re stuck for party ideas, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered! I’ve put together a list of some great Christmas party ideas for kids, so you can make this holiday season extra special.
How do you make Christmas fun for kids?
The winter holiday season is great because there typically are a number of fun activities for kids in December. Create special memories by incorporating fun activities into your every day (or every weekend) calendar. This can be outdoor activities like building a DIY igloo or indoor activities like putting together gifts for your neighbors.
If you are looking for some fun Christmas ideas for the kids, try some of these ideas.
- Host a Cookie Exchange
- Create a Holiday Family Bucket List
- Bake a Cake for Jesus
- Try a New Christmas Tradition
- Have a Gift Exchange
- Decorate the Christmas Tree
- Create fun Christmas Crafts
- Write and Visit Santa
- Have Fun Outdoors
- Throw a Kids Christmas Party
The most important thing is to make the activity memorable. Events are most remember when they are just a little bit out of the ordinary. Not activity you do every day. Put down the electronics and everyone immerse themselves in the Christmas activity.
In this blog post, we will focus on ideas for a Kids Christmas Party. Many of these fun activities can be incorporated as entertainment.
Hosting the Perfect Kids Christmas Party
Take a deep breath. If you suffer from anxiety at the idea of having a number of people in the home, remember the perfect kids party doesn’t have a set number of party guests. Party guests can be each of your children inviting one friend. Or go large and invite the entire youth group or neighborhood.
Whatever your party size, there are plenty of fun ways to enjoy a kids Christmas party. Keep it simple by planning ahead. Get together a theme, activities and entertainment and a list of fun foods to make. Cooking and baking with the kids not only bring fun food to the event, but it provides a number of holiday activities to do with the kids while prepping for the big day.
Choose a Theme
One of the best ways to make sure your party is extra fun is to choose a theme. This will help you plan the decorations, games, and activities and give the kids something to get excited about. Some great Christmas party themes for kids include ‘Ugly Christmas sweaters’, ‘Winter Wonderland,’ ‘Santa’s Workshop’, or ‘A Night at the North Pole.’
Plan Fun Activities
No party is complete without some fun activities! Why not plan some Christmas-themed games or craft activities to keep the kids entertained? Some great ideas include decorating gingerbread houses, making Christmas cards, or wrapping presents. You can even host a White Elephant Gift Exchange or incorporate a few Christmas games.
Set up a Delicious Feast
No party is complete without food! To make sure the kids are well-fed, set up a buffet of their favorite snacks and treats. These don’t have to be hard, in fact easy Christmas snacks for school party allow you to focus on other areas of the party. For a festive touch, you could also include some Christmas-themed foods such as candy canes or gingerbread men.
Good food ideas for a kids Christmas party might include…
- Hot Chocolate Station – This is especially great as it allows each person to personalize what they like in hot cocoa. Options include mini marshmallows, bits of peppermint candy, chocolate sprinkles, mint leaves and more.
- Dessert Table and Cookie Table – Instead of a cookie exchange, ask party guests to bring a dessert or Christmas cookies to share. This creates less stress on the host for baking before the event.
- Candy Bar – This is perfect for letting everyone choose their DIY snack or even make their own trail mix. It’s fitting to everyone’s taste buds, you can even use a candy bar as a resource for decorating gingerbread houses.
Children’s Christmas party food ideas are always a good idea! If you love a good food craft, check out more of these Christmas party food options. These Christmas finger food recipes are perfect for preparing ahead or making at the party as a fun Christmas activity.
Play Some Festive Music
A fun way to get everyone in the Christmas spirit is to play some festive Christmas music in the background. This will help to create a magical atmosphere and get everyone dancing along! You can incorporate classics, pop or even Christmas carols. If you can handle it, even gather instruments and have preschoolers or younger kids make their own festive tunes for the party.
So how do you entertain kids at a Christmas party?
Entertainment Ideas for a Kids Christmas Party
Now that you have a few good ideas of “how” to throw a Christmas party for kids, you can use these entertainment ideas for a kid’s party! My favorite children’s Christmas party entertainment ideas are listed below:
Christmas Party Signs Printables
This is a freebie printable that you can use to make fun signs for your kid’s Christmas party.
The signs include the fun sayings:
- But First Let’s Take an Elfie
- Santa-izing Station
- Have a Cup of Christmas Cheer
This set includes three fun party signs. You’ll want to print these out on cardstock so they are nice and sturdy. You can also use printer paper and insert them inside an 8×10 photo frame. If you don’t put them in a frame, consider laminating them to protect from food and stains.
Place them up around your party area to add some festive fun!
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Christmas Party Games Printables
Having all of the games ready is a GOOD idea. Coming up with fun games for Christmas is easy when you have these Christmas printables full of everything you need in the palm of your hands.
Try some of the following Christmas activities…
- 19 Christmas Party Games
- 17 Christmas Minute to Win it Games
- Christmas Name That Tune
- Gift Exchange Game
- Elf Games
From classroom Christmas party games to friends and family gatherings, we have you covered with the low-cost party entertainment ideas. Kids of all ages will love these Christmas games. Each of these Christmas party activities set includes a list of directions and party games supplies. Most of the items you have around the home or already purchased for the holiday party.
Give Out Some Fun Prizes
To make the party extra special, give out some fun prizes for the kids to take home. This could be anything from a small toy to a festive treat. If you’re stuck for ideas, take a look at these great Christmas party favors for kids.
Ideas for Christmas Party Prizes:
- Holiday Stickers
- Hot Chocolate Rudolph
- Santa Hats
- Gift Cards
- Pop It Holiday Key Chains
- Funky Holiday Glasses (which is a fun way to quickly dress up your guests!)
Or try a Christmas Party Favors set that is already put together for you. Instead of using a treasure box for collecting your prize, put everything in a fun Santa sleigh or in these cute Christmas Gift Boxes (which keeps the prize contents a secret!)
With these fun ideas, you’re sure to throw the best Christmas party ever! Get planning and have a great time! These kids’ Christmas party ideas are unlike any holiday party you’ve ever thrown before and the kids will LOVE it! What children’s Christmas party ideas would you add to this list?
More Christmas Fun
Do you love Elf on the Shelf? Take a look at the largest Elf on the Shelf List of Ideas and a Fun You’ve Been Elfed and We’ve Been Free Printable. Pin to Pinterest.
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Last Updated on October 19, 2022 by Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living