Holiday Party Ideas

holiday party ideas

Want some great holiday party ideas to help celebrate any occasion? Here’s a month by month list of seasonal party themes and ideas to help inspire you!

Parties are a great way to keep the fun going throughout the year. They can break the winter doldrums or help liven up a warm summer night. Whatever the season, gather your friends and get ready to throw a fantastic seasonal celebration!



winter wonderland party Winter Wonderland — Is the weather outside frightful? Why not make the inside of your home delightful by hosting a winter wonderland theme party. Check out these ideas for celebrating the sparkle of the season with your friends at this grown up winter wonderland celebration!

football party ideasFootball Bowls — Ready, set, hike!  Invite your friends over for the big game, or pack up the car and head to the stadium for some tailgating fun with these football party ideas.


chinese party ideasChinese New Year — Turn your Chinese take out night into a festive Chinese themed event, or celebrate Chinese New Year in style.


valentines day party ideasAdult Valentine’s Day Ideas — Looking for some Valentine’s Day ideas to jumpstart a fun and romantic celebration this February? Here are our suggestions for a Valentine’s Day party sure to be a hit with your friends and loved ones.


valentines day candy partyValentine’s Day Candy Theme (February 14th) — Here are our favorite ideas to help you host a sweet Valentine’s Day candy party!


mardi gras theme party ideasMardi Gras — Nothing says party like Mardi Gras, and nothing beats the winter doldrums like throwing a Mardi Gras extravaganza. Here are some of our favorite ideas to help get you started.


academy awards party ideasAcademy Awards Night — Hosting an Academy Awards party is a fun way to gather your friends for an evening of Hollywood glitz and glamour. Here are some ideas for Oscar party invitations, decorations, games and food to help you plan an event worthy of a major award!


toga party ideasIdes of March Toga Party (March 15th) — Calling all gods and goddesses. Grab your best sheet and get ready to celebrate! Here are some of our favorite toga party ideas.


st_patricks_day_party ideasSt. Patrick’s Day (March 17th — Host a St. Patrick’s Day party and celebrate the wearin’ of the green! Find lots of St. Patrick’s Day ideas to help you host an Irish celebration with loads o’style!


March Madness party ideasMarch Madness — Ready to celebrate the NCAA Basketball Championship Tournament? Invite over some friends and cheer on your favorite team at a March Madness party!


Easter party ideas Easter — Here are some of our favorite Easter party ideas to help you celebrate springtime, including Easter crafts, games, and lots of other other fun Eastertime activities.


Cinco de Mayo Fiesta — Looking for a great reason to get together with friends? Host a fiesta! Here are some ideas to help get you started…

Kentucky Derby party ideasKentucky Derby Party — …And they’re off! Here are our favorite Kentucky Derby party ideas to help you celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style.


garden party ideasSpring or Summer Garden Party — Are the birds singing and the flowers blooming? Why not throw a backyard garden party! Here’s how.


graduation party ideas Graduation — Do you have a special grad in your life? Here are some graduation party ideas to celebrate their achievement!


End of School Party IdeasEnd of the School Year — Celebrate the start of summer with an end of school year bash! Here are some of our favorite ideas to help you host a great summer kickoff!


backyard barbecue party ideasA Backyard Barbecue — As the weather gets warmer, nothing beats gathering the gang for a backyard barbecue. Here are our favorite barbecue ideas for decorations, invitations, activities, and more!


4th of July party ideas4th of July — Independence Day is all about beaches, barbecues, and backyards, and letting your true colors show (red, white, and blue, that is!) Here are some 4th of July party ideas to help you celebrate everything that is truly American, and some 4th of July activities to light up your night.


Jamaican theme party ideasA Jamaican Theme Party — Longing for a celebration with an island feel? Throw a Jamaican theme party. Here are some ideas for invitations, decorations, activities, and food.


nautical theme party ideasA Nautical Theme Summer Soiree — Get ready to set sail for a good time by hosting a nautical theme party. Whether your event is onboard or in your home, a nautical theme is guaranteed to be both classic and fun. Read on for our favorite ideas for invitations, activities, food, and party decorations.


Back to school party ideasBack to School — A Back to School Party is a great way to reconnect with friends and to overcome September school jitters. Here are some of our favorite back to school celebration ideas.


Italian theme party ideas The Feast of San Gennaro — (September 19th) The Feast of San Gennaro is an annual celebration of the Patron Saint of Naples. The first Feast in New York City took place on September 19, 1926 when newly arrived immigrants from Naples settled along Mulberry Street in the Little Italy section of New York City. Today Italians everywhere continue to honor this saint with good food and good friends.

pirate party ideasInternational Talk Like a Pirate Day — (September 19th) Avast, me Hearties! Are you ready to throw a swashbuckling pirate party? Read on to find a treasure trove of pirate themed ideas.


Oktoberfest party ideasOktoberfest — Celebrate the changing of the seasons like the Germans do, with great food, great beer, and lots of dancing and fun! Here are some ideas to get you started.


harvest party ideasHarvest Party — Here are some of our favorite harvest party ideas for invitations, decorations, activities, and food.


pumpkin carving party ideas Pumpkin Carving Party — Host a pumpkin carving party with style! We’ll give you tips for setting up your event, as well as ideas for invitations, decorations, activities, food, and pumpkin carving ideas.


adult Halloween party ideasAdult Halloween Party Ideas — (October 31st) So what if you’re too old to Trick-or-Treat; Halloween isn’t just for kids any more! Here are some of our favorite ideas to help you throw a wonderful, memorable, “groan”-up Halloween bash.

vampire party ideas  Vampire Party — Want to put some “bite” into your Halloween theme? Why not host a vampire party? Think goth costumes, red and black decorations, bats, fangs, and some great themed menu items.


Heaven and Hell party Heaven and Hell Party — A heaven and hell theme, also known as an angels and devils party, makes a great adult or college party theme. Use red and black for decorations below and gold and white up above. Have everyone come dressed as an angel or a devil and let the festivities ensue.

superstitions party themeA Halloween Superstitions Party — (October 31) Do you want a unique theme for a 13th birthday or a Halloween party? Why not host an event focusing on your favorite (or least favorite) superstitions! We’ll show you how…


Sadie Hawkins Day party ideas Sadie Hawkins Day — (2nd Saturday in November)Sadie Hawkins Day is a tradition established by the 1930s comic strip Lil’ Abner. Today it is celebrated on the first Saturday of November, when a girl gets to ask a boy to a party. This becomes even more fun when a group of girls get together to celebrate with a group of boys. Here are some ideas for a progressive dinner party celebrating this all-American holiday.


For a complete list of  winter holiday party themes, be sure to take a look at our Christmas Party Themes page, where you’ll find lots of ideas and tips to help you host the perfect holiday event!


cookie decorating party ideas A Christmas Cookie Party — A cookie decorating party is a fun way to get kids of all ages into the spirit of the season. Break out the icing and sprinkles and get ready for some smiles. Here are some ideas for hosting a children’s Christmas celebration guaranteed to become one of your favorite holiday traditions!

ugly Christmas sweater party ideasUgly Christmas Sweater Party —  Break out your best, brightest, and undoubtedly ugliest Christmas sweater for an event with a kitschy, yet hilarious twist.


White elephant party ideasA White Elephant Party —  A white elephant party is a great theme for gathering friends at holiday time. Here is how to host a white elephant, including ideas for invitations, décor, drinks, and menu items.


ornament exchange party ideasOrnament Exchange —  An ornament exchange is a fun and creative Christmas party theme. There are a number of different ways to run an ornament exchange. Here are some ideas for planning this fun holiday get together!


New Year's Eve party ideasNew Year’s Eve — New Years Eve is a time for gathering with good friends, remembering the best of the year gone by, making plans for the year ahead, and celebrating the passing of time. Ready to ring out the old and ring in the new? Here are some of our favorite New Years Eve party ideas to help you celebrate in style.


Hope you found some helpful holiday party ideas to give you a reason to celebrate any time of year. Have fun!

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