You know you want to throw a holiday shindig, but you need ideas … Well, you’ve come to the right place because we’ve gathered some ah-mazing ideas from our favorite bloggers. Get ready to be inspired to create your own magic.
1. Winter wonderland
This gorgeous party on Style Me Pretty‘s blog was designed for a first birthday, but the style is so classic and clean it could be adapted for any event.
2. Mad Men cocktail party
Sure, there a lot of characteristics of the Mad Men characters that we don’t want to mimic, but their impeccable style isn’t one of them. And let’s face it; Don Draper and crew knew how to throw one hell of a soirée.
Plus, a retro-themed party is an excellent excuse for dressing up and sipping on some vintage-style cocktails. Plum Deluxe has your 1960s cocktail and hors d’oeuvres plans all mapped out, and you can even buy printable kitschy decorations on Etsy. Don’t forget the tunes!
3. Glitter and snow
Hostess with the Mostess puts a glittery spin on this wintery theme. It’s perfect for an elegant New Year’s Eve celebration or a even a December/January bridal shower.
4. Christmas candy land
With some red and white striping and gumdrops galore, your party can quickly be transformed into a dream world. Bird’s Party blog has some amazing tips for creating a candy paradise kids and adults will go crazy for.
5. Country chic Christmas
Farmhouse style is so in right now, and the warm and cozy feel is perfect for the holidays. The Vintage Whites blog has some great ideas for hosting a down-home neighborhood gathering.
6. A Christmas Story
Christmas just isn’t Christmas without A Christmas Story — so why not throw a party based on the movie? Inspired by Design Sponge, Bloglovin’ has tips to pull off the perfect party that the Parker family would be proud of.
7. Buddy the Elf
Elf is a modern classic, and a Buddy the Elf theme is perfect. Guests will be entertained for hours just quoting the movie, and Lady Behind the Curtain has all the inspiration you need to turn your home into the North Pole.
8. Rustic log cabin Christmas
Baby, it’s cold outside — so why not just roll with it? A log cabin party embraces the winter weather, and Lillian Hope Designs shows you how to turn plaid and pine into a gorgeous theme.
9. Mexican Christmas
Turn your holiday party into a fiesta by embracing bright reds and greens and throwing a fun drink like Mexican Made Meatless’ Mexican Christmas punch into the mix. And a tamale-making station is always a hit.
10. Nutcracker Suite
Even non-ballet lovers can’t get enough of the traditional Nutcracker music. It lends to an awesome party theme, and Catch My Party has amazing ideas for a little girl’s birthday party that can easily be converted to an adult affair.
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Originally published December 2013. Updated November 2016.