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Host an enchanting
tree-trimming party

Traditional Christmas tree decor is so... bah, humbug! Make your Christmas tree unique this year by hosting a trim-a-tree party, where you invite your friends over for drinks, dips and a little decorating help.


Pleasant pastels

Who would have thought that soft hues could make for such a memorable palette? Pastels like airy cotton-candy pink, mint green and lavender create a fun wonderland of hues for you and your guests to enjoy. Frost your sweet edibles like cookies and cupcakes in your favorite pastel colors.

Pleasant pastels Christmas tree


Rustic elegance

If you are a fan of winter, then you should host a rustic gathering. By pulling inspiration from natural elements, your rustic gathering will include seasonal finds and edibles such as pinecones, branches, (toasted) nuts and pomegranates.

Rustic elegance Christmas tree


Alternative tree

Sometimes you have to go against the grain to have some fun. If you live in a small home where there's no room for a traditional Christmas tree, create one of your own. You can do this on the wall with holiday lights, bulbs and your favorite ornaments. The more creative you are, the better.

Alternative Christmas tree


White Christmas

Traditionalists at heart can enjoy a snow-inspired holiday by hosting an all-white party. There is something so magical about being surrounded by white interiors — it's enchanting. Take your event a step further with white decoratives and edibles. You can spray paint natural foliage to look snow-covered.

White Christmas tree theme


Metallic glam

There's nothing wrong with a little glitz in your life, especially when it comes to the holiday season. Show off your love for silver, gold and any other metallic you like with a shimmery party. This is a great tree to style given the approaching New Year's celebration. It's festive, luxe and quite sophisticated.

Metallic glam Christmas theme


Origami intricacy

Have you ever tried to make an origami creation out of paper? If so, how did it turn out? Origami looks amazing and definitely requires some attention to detail that has a huge reward. For starters, think how many people will be impressed with your skills or seeing a tree adorned in origami ornaments.

Origami intricacy Christmas theme


Peppermint delight

Peppermints are a very popular treat during the holiday season that even model the classic red and white colors of Christmas. Use this staple that will get your guests excited for upcoming celebrations as the focal point of your Christmas tree. After you have adorned your tree in peppermint-inspired items, sit back and enjoy your work with minty cocktails and edibles.

Peppermint delight Christmas theme


Santa's helpers

Christmas would not run smoothly if Santa Claus did not have assistance from his helpers. Everyone from elves to reindeer help make his job of traveling the world a little easier. Create a tree that pays tribute to Santa's friends. Hopefully, you haven't been too naughty!

Santa’s helpers Christmas theme


The handmade statement

Showing personal touches around your Christmas tree is a great way to make a personal statement. Whether you create your own decoratives yourself or purchase someone's creations, nothing looks more unique than handmade ornaments. If you're looking to create an original design, this is the way to go.

The handmade statement Christmas theme


Beach soiree

Surf's up, dude! Who said the days at the beach are over? Even during the coldest days you can still appreciate sandy shore with a beach-inspired Christmas tree. Blue and creamy neutrals will be your top go-to colors along with tree ornaments like sand dollars and seashells.

Beach soiree Christmas theme

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