It’s that time of year to start planning how you’ll celebrate the big day—with everyone in your life! Christmas parties come in all shapes and sizes, and so should the decor. It’s always a good idea to go for the more classic Christmas colors of red and green, but there are plenty of other ways to mix it up! From pinks, blue hues, and all variations of bright colors, we have the best styles of party decor to inspire you.
Whether you’re looking to throw the most festive at-home dinner party, or you need to decorate for the office holiday party, we have the 55 best Christmas party themes for you to choose from!
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Best Christmas Party Tips
Before diving into themes, let’s start with some general ideas for your Christmas party.
1. If you’re hosting dinner, make a plan for the table
Even if it’s somewhat casual, sitting down together with designated, festive place settings, fancy napkins and nice glasses will elevate the vibe.
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2. String Up Christmas Lights
There’s just something about the glow they give off that makes everyone feel happy.
3. Set Out Festive Flair
The more the candy canes, pinecones, ribbons, evergreen branches and dried orange slices, the merrier!
4. Incorporate Christmas Wreaths
Not only will your guests love to be welcomed by a large, lovely Christmas wreath at the door, having them featured throughout the party space will make everything so merry! Plus, you could always set up a wreath-making craft station as well.
Related: These Two Simple Tips Will Keep Your Christmas Wreath Looking Fantastic for the Entire Holiday Season
5. Offer a Time of Toasting
Whether you’re with friends, family or coworkers, setting aside time to raise your glasses (non-alcoholic drinks welcome!) and celebrate the holidays with a toast to honor the past year and your loved ones, is always a good idea.
55 Best Christmas Party Ideas and Themes
1. Merry and Bright Indeed
This party theme by glamfete photographed by diary_of_my_minnies_ is sure to thrill anyone with those bright colors!
Get the look: Backdrop Party Decorations, $14.99 on Amazon
2. Candy Cane Arched Entry
Make a stunning first impression with this arch from isabellaevents as your entry.
Get the look: Candy Cane Foil Balloons, $9.99 on Amazon
3. Shimmering Panels of Silver and Gold
These walls of sequins from shimmertechca would be the perfect addition to your Christmas party.
Get a similar look: Gold Sequin Backdrop, $13.97 on Amazon
4. North Pole Scene
Add a little whimsy to your stage like this theme from tome_balloons_and_decorations with a winter wonderland scene and Santa himself!
Get the look: North Pole Backdrop, $29.99 on Amazon
5. Rosy Red
These bright red tablecloths and bows from pmtparty are a great décor theme for any Christmas party.
Get the look: Red Foil Tablecloth, $5.99 on Amazon
6. Nutcracker Sentinels
This impressive tree and nutcracker guards from byn.stanton would be a statement focal piece!
Get the look: 42″ Nutcracker Statue, $129.95 on Amazon
7. Jingle Bell POP
lisafrank_handcraftedparties provides the perfect stocking stuffers with these mini pinata party favors!
Get the look: 20 Pack Mini Christmas Stockings, $12.95 on Amazon
8. Winter Wonderland Theme
Icy blue lighting and silver décor like this theme from qubeeventhire is a perfect portrayal of a winter wonderland.
Get the look: Set of 3 Lanterns, $56.99 on Amazon
9. Golden Drink Station
Brightened by multiple lit Christmas trees, this moody cocktail bar from theoccasionbarco is subdued yet fun with the mini disco ball and Moscow mule mugs.
Get the look: Moscow Mule Mug Set, $13.55 on Amazon
10. Hot Cocoa Bar
This hot cocoa bar idea from theeverythinghousewife is made all the more fun with a Christmas tablecloth!
Get the look: Hot Cocoa Tablecloth, $18.99 on Amazon
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11. Joyful Photo Booth
Everyone loves a good photo op! This setup from minteventdesign certainly fills us with joy!
Get the look: Joy Letter Sign, $21.99 on Amazon
12. Pink Party Theme
Enter candy land by recreating this theme from creativethemesperth.
Get the look: Pink Peppermint Ribbon, $16.95 on Amazon
13. Golden Glitz
This snazzy dinner table décor from fashiondecoandfood is elegant and fun all in one!
Get the look: Golden Charger Plates, $36.99 on Amazon
14. Merry Christmas, Deer
Imagine walking into a Christmas party with this endeering scene by balboa_christmas_design greeting you!
Get the look: Glitter Reindeer Décor, $33.56 on Amazon
15. Boho Dinner Party
elari_events provides a gorgeously textured dinner party theme with lovely subdued colors that we can’t wait to recreate!
Get the look: 3 Pack Paper Tree Decorations, $15.40 on Amazon
16. Glittering Tablescape
Glitter, nutcrackers and baubles galore make this theme from hannahsandlingdesign a wonderful look to replicate this holiday!
Get the look: Pink Glitter Nutcracker, $14.99 on Amazon
17. Peppermint Backdrop
This photo op station of peppermint dreams by yegpartyrentals will surely make your party guests smile!
Get the look: Candy Cane and Peppermint Foil Balloons, $11.99 on Amazon
18. Hang Your Stockings By The Candy With Care
A great party favor idea would be to have a stocking for each guest that they can fill with candies and goodies that they like before heading home! This example from dreamstoryevents is a beautiful setup!
Get the look: 6 Pack Knit Christmas Stockings, $19.99 on Amazon
19. A New Tree Skirt
This gorgeous party theme from bloomingblossomdesign is vintage meets modern in the best way!
Get the look: Silver Snowflake Napkin Rings, $23.99 on Amazon
20. Golden Reindeer Centerpiece
A lovely golden reindeer centerpiece by ggflowersonmain has us dreaming of creating our own!
Get the look: Pair of Golden Reindeer Decorations, $24.59 on Amazon
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21. Highlight The Joy
These light-up giant letters from lovelightletterssocal will definitely fill your party guests with joy!
Get the look: LED Marquee Letters, $8.99 each on Amazon
22. Relaxation Station
Inviting and relaxing, this setup from nikkitapdesignseventhire will offer both a beautiful photo op for your guests as well as a place to chill away from all the bustle.
Get the look: Reversible Shag and Sherpa Throw Blanket, $20.99 on Amazon
23. Little Drummer Décor
A festive centerpiece like this one from indigoandivyevents is definitely a winning party decoration!
Get the look: Christmas Tin, $20.99 on Amazon
24. Cookies For Santa
Who says cookies should only be left out for Santa? With this delicious dessert table from minteventdesign, everyone can have their fill of Christmas sweets!
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Get the look: Red Glittered Christmas Cone Trees, $59.99 on Amazon
25. Sophistication and Shine
Christmas presents filled with Christmas ornaments make a very chic statement! davidlawsondesign does so with a sophisticated flair.
Get the look: Clear Acrylic Box With Lid, 4 Pack, $20.99 on Amazon
26. Cozy Dinner Table
The combination of red and white patterns with touches of pine like this design from bellway_at_48 is a perfect Christmas party theme!
Get the look: 10 Pack Red and White Christmas Crackers, $19.99 on Amazon
27. Outdoor Splendor
If you live in a mild enough climate to enjoy Christmas dinner outdoors, this theme from hannahsandlingdesign is the one for you! Blankets add a cozy touch, while the baubles hanging from the trees offer a bit of whimsy.
Get the look: Edge Sitting Santa, $16.99 on Amazon
28. Sweet Feet
How cute are these party favors from dreamstoryevents? We can’t wait to offer up something similar!
Get the look: 24 Pack Elf Legs Cupcake Toppers, $6.99 on Amazon
29. Red and Gold
These decorations by revelrygoods are a classic Christmas combination!
Get the look: Set of 3 Glitter Bottle Brush Trees, $15.59 on Amazon
30. Have a Merry Grinch-mas Theme
Anything Grinch-themed, like these balloons from partyramauk, is sure to be a hit!
Get the look: Grinch Christmas Foil Balloons, $17.99 on Amazon
Related: Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas
31. Dreamy Backdrop
Icy lights behind a sheer white backdrop and pops of red like this theme from tome_balloons_and_decorations create a welcoming wintery scene.
Get the look: Curtain String Lights, $16.99 on Amazon
32. Gingerbread Photo Op
Large gingerbread decorations and a balloon Christmas tree by pinktulipcreations make this party theme decor extra fun and festive!
Get the look: Gingerbread Gnome Decorations, $22.98 on Amazon
33. Christmas Desserts
These dessert table decorations from french_crullers_paris are classically sweet!
Get the look: Santa and Sleigh Streamer, $7.69 on Amazon
34. Red White and Gold
thepartydarling offers an elegant red and gold theme with just enough crisp white to add a touch of subdued sophistication.
Get the look: Red Honeycomb Tree Centerpiece, $7.80 on Amazon
35. Sweet Treats
This dessert table from ajoyfulfete is a pastel delight!
Get the look: Pink Christmas Train, $13.59 on Amazon
36. Icy Winter Wonderland
hannahsandlingdesign offers a beautiful glittery wintry scene with these table decorations.
Get the look: Set of 2 Christmas Tree Tabletop Decorations, $16.24 on Amazon
37. Woodsy Plaid
This plaid decor from sweetpeaandthepauper, photographed by mymindseyeinc, is a warm and woodsy feel that we can’t wait to replicate!
Get the look: Snowflake Hanging Garland, $14.99 on Amazon
38. Happy Holiday Memories
This photo backdrop from minteventdesign is a perfect place for Christmas memories to be captured!
Get the look: Christmas Balloon Garland Arch Kit, $16.99 on Amazon
39. A Christmas Tent
This Christmas tent theme by thewhitepartyhire is a cute and fun way to bring the party outdoors!
Get the look: Christmas Present Balloons, $11.96 on Amazon
40. Sweet Centerpiece
A sweet Christmas tree centerpiece from creativethemesperth makes for a nostalgic theme indeed.
Get the look: 3 Piece Ribbon Candy Christmas Tree, $39.69 on Amazon
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41. Peppermint Elegance
You can’t go wrong with a theme of red and white table décor like this setup from tome_balloons_and_decorations.
Get the look: 12 Count Glitter Candy Cane Ornaments, $11.99 on Amazon
42. Angelic Whimsy
Add a bit of angelic whimsy to your party like this theme from pmtparty.
Get the look: 10 Piece Wooden Angel Decorations, $9.99 on Amazon
43. Shimmering Decorations
These shimmering backdrops from shimmertechca are a shining example of perfect party décor!
Get the look: 6 Piece Large Foil Christmas Balloons, $8.99 on Amazon
44. Textured Christmas Forest
The mauves, beiges and creams of this forest theme from elari_events offer a fresh perspective on Christmas party decorations.
Get the look: Mini Pampas Grass Tabletop Christmas Tree, $49.99 on Amazon
45. Woodland Table
Sophisticated and calming, this woodsy table setting theme from hannahsandlingdesign will have your guests ready for a s’mores campfire dessert!
Get the look: Set of 4 Antler Napkin Rings, $42.99 on Amazon
46. Intimate Gathering
This intimate living room table by aheidistylehome will make any party guest feel cozy and comfortable.
Get the look: 10 Piece Sisal Christmas Trees, $8.99 on Amazon
47. Rustic Hot Chocolate Bar
A rustic and vintage take on the hot chocolate bar from nikkitapdesignseventhire has us wanting a welcoming small-town Christmas party!
Get the look: Rustic Pinecone Wreath, $16.30 on Amazon
48. Let It Snow
uniqueindustriesparty has opted for a red and white snowman theme, and we are here for it!
Get the look: Snowman Dinnerware Bundle, $19.97 on Amazon
49. Festive Balloon Backdrop
partiesbynormss offers a very festive photo op with large poinsettia and candy cane balloons.
Get the look: Large Poinsettia Balloon, $7.19 on Amazon
50. Oh, The Who-Manity
Add some fun to your décor like these from isabellaevents that display the Grinch trying to steal the presents!
Get the look: 4 Piece Grinch Signs, $23.99 on Amazon
51. Pretty Dinner Table
There’s a lot to love about this tablescape from tome_balloons_and_decorations. Tree centerpieces with ornaments, Santa suits for drink bottles, snowflake napkin rings and more!
Get the look: Santa Suit Bottle Covers, $15.99 on Amazon
52. Golden and Snowy Balloons
eeriseddecor has constructed a wondrous scene with balloons that would fascinate any party guest!
Get the look: Rose Gold Balloon Archway Kit, $18.98 on Amazon
53. A Breakfast Fit For An Elf
This colorful and fun Christmas design by ajoyfulfete would be the perfect addition to your Christmas dessert table.
Get the look: Set of 4 Santa Claus Shaped Mugs, $42.99 on Amazon
54. Stunning Outdoor Décor
Decorating the outdoors of your event like this theme from partyliciousjalandhar will certainly set the tone for the party indoors!
Get the look: Christmas Train Lawn Decoration With Lights, $29.99 on Amazon
55. Blue Christmas
With a touch of gold, this icy blue Christmas décor from fashiondecoandfood is a perfect winter theme to base your decorations on!
Get the look: Baby Blue Sequin Table Runner, $6.97 on Amazon
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