Kid Christmas Party Theme

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 Planning a kid Christmas party can be stressful which is why I'm here to give you some tips and ideas to make your Christmas party really easy to prepare.

I am a naturally organized person but with that goes the stress of trying to be organized! However I think I have it sassed now and if you are looking for some ideas to help Christmas party planning go with a bang then read on about how I do it......

Time Saving Tips

Choose the date
Christmas day and the week building up to it are probably going to be a bit manic so unless you are mightily adventurous I would suggest not having a kid Christmas party then. Christmas trees and decorations start going on sale at the beginning of December so why not plan a kid Christmas party in the early part of December or between Christmas and New Year.

Make use of your freezer
Prepare as much food as you can in advance and pop it in the freezer. Christmas is a time of impromptu guests so having some bite size snacks that can be quickly heated in the oven or microwave will save you a lot of anxiety.

Shop out of season and grab those bargains
The January sales are a great time for picking up Christmas bargains – toys, cards, crackers, Christmas party decorations and even some edible goodies that have a long shelf life.

Have some gifts in reserve
Have some small unisex gifts wrapped and ready for those impromptu Christmas party guests. If you don't use them, save them till next year. Remember though to make a note of what's inside.

Overestimate the number of guests coming to the kid Christmas party
You'll think that you have it under control but there will always be the sibling, cousin and friend that has come to stay and who wants to join in with all the kid Christmas party fun.

Start a bits and bobs scrap box
If you and the kids are going to make kid Christmas party decorations, it is so much easier if you have all the scraps, cardboard rolls, boxes, ribbons, card etc. already to hand.

Book Kid Christmas party venues/entertainers well in advance
If you are sure of what you want make sure you book at least several months ahead. Some places are even booked years in advance! Find kid Christmas party entertainers in your area.

Make a small donation to charity
Whilst you are having a great time there will always be those that are less fortunate than yourself. Donate some money to charity, buy Christmas charity cards and get the kids to clear out all the toys that they never use and give them to the nearest children's hospital. The party guests could also bring one toy that they wish to donate. 

Christmas Party Invitations

Christmas Cracker Invitations
Get an inner cardboard tube like what you get in kitchen foil, and cover with red or green crepe paper. Make sure the paper is 4 inches longer than the tube at each end. Write the invites on paper, then roll them up and place inside the inner cardboard roll. Tie the end of the paper with colored ribbon so the invite looks like a Christmas cracker.

Christmas Tree Invitation
Using green craft paper, cut out Christmas tree shapes. Decorate one side with glitter glue and write the party details on the other. Punch a hole at the top of the tree and thread a ribbon through.

Christmas Party Decorations

  • Here's how to make your decor dazzling and it's not difficult to do!
  • Put up lots of fairy lights - lots of them! Put them around windows, around banisters and at your front door. I use the battery operated fairy lights as then you can be flexible where you put them.
  • Put battery fairy lights in glass jars and dot around the table.
  • Place holly and mistletoe where the kids can see it and hang up rows of prettily decorated Christmas stockings.
  • Get yourself a Christmas music CD and have that playing in the background.

Christmas Party Crafts

It is always worth having a mixture of game and crafts at a Christmas party as continually playing games can be tiring for the kids – and for you! Below are a few Christmas craft suggestions which have always been popular with my kids.

Kid Christmas Party Games

Below are a few games to get you started. Plus I have a whole page of kids Christmas Party Games

  • Count the Jelly Beans
    Fill a large glass jar with red and green jelly beans and have the kids guess the number in the jar. The closest guess wins the lot!
  • Santa's Stocking
    Place a toy or object in stocking and see if the kids can guess what it is. Feel it, smell it, shake it, what is it?
  • Christmas Scavenger Hunt
    Place various Christmas objects around the room. Give the kids a small stocking/bag and a list of things to find. See who can be the first to find everything.
  • MORE KID CHRISTMAS PARTY GAMES

Kid Christmas Party Food

Christmas is a time for treats. Kids (and adults!) want to feel a little indulged and spoiled and what a great way to do it with the kids party food......cookies, cakes, sweets and lots of festive looking nibbles are sure to go down well.

Decorate the table with a green or red table cloth and then give a generous sprinkling of tinsel, glitter and small Christmas tree decorations. Have small crackers on the table and paper hats or how about a Christmas centerpiece. Here are some party food ideas which always go down a treat:

Did you know.....
The Christmas cracker was invented by an Englishman called Tom Smith in the Victorian times (about 150 years ago). Tom Smith made sweets and one day he was in Paris and he tasted some sugared almond Bonbons wrapped in tissue paper which he thought were so delicious that he decided to sell them in England. At first they weren't as popular as he had hoped so to make them more exciting he wrapped them in colored tissue paper and added a little love motto and finally he added a cracker snap. The children loved them and the bang from the snap was thought to frighten off bad spirits. He then put little jokes and toys inside the paper.

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