Holiday Party Ideas for a Festive Event

Assorted cocktails on a wooden table for a holiday party with red, green, and gold hues

The holidays are just around the corner, and as much as we try to hold on to summer, the end of the year is going to be here before you know it! The glitz and glamor of the holiday season is enough to spur excitement for gatherings, gifts, fun cocktails, and delicious food.

If you’re gearing up to plan a seasonal event for work, family, or friends, consider a few holiday party ideas to make the gathering extra special.

5 Holiday Party Ideas

1. Make a fun and festive cocktail

The holiday season opens up possibilities to serve up holiday cocktails that are both fun and festive! Work with your vendors to create simple and fun themed cocktails for your event, and be sure to have a non-alcoholic version available as well. Holiday cocktails can incorporate champagne, vodka, whiskey, cranberries, vanilla, cinnamon, herbs, and more! 

2. Do a cookie or dessert exchange

One of the best parts of the season is the sweet treats, but it’s hard to bake all of your favorites. A cookie exchange is a fun opportunity to try everyone’s favorite recipes and share your personal favorites with others. Let guests know ahead of time that you’ll be doing a cookie exchange and consider asking everyone to share their cookie choices ahead of time so there aren’t repeats. Be mindful of allergies and food sensitivities.

3. Plan holiday-themed trivia and games

If your group likes to have a good time, consider putting together a holiday-themed trivia or game for everyone to play. You can incorporate questions about holiday movies, songs, traditions, and folklore. Have fun with it!

4. Play holiday movies in the background

Everyone has their favorite holiday movie. During your event, you can have a projection screen with holiday classics on in the background. Choose a few of your favorites and common movies that people will love to serve as the setting for your event. 

5. Choose a venue that suits your needs

If you’re looking for a venue to host your holiday party, consider the scenic property of Historic Acres of Hershey. Historic Acres boasts multiple venue spaces to accommodate groups of all sizes and is beautiful year-round. Contact us today to learn more or schedule a tour.