How to Prepare for A Perfect Christmas Party

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The 2020 Christmas is coming now! You have no days left to prepare for the Christmas party! It is special this year because COVID-19 has affected people's lives greatly. So many people would prefer to stay at home for celebrating the Christmas holiday with families. Therefore, to hold a perfect Christmas party at home, you need to do good preparation for it. So in today's article, some good ideas would be shared to help you prepare for a perfect Christmas party in advance. Gifts, delicious foods, beautiful decorations, and great music will all be contained.

1. Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas

Many people would choose to exchange gifts with each other on this unique holiday of the year. So Christmas gifts should not be neglected when we are preparing for the Christmas party. You can purchase Christmas gifts online for your family members, or DIY them to be handmade gifts to show your sincerity. If you have no ideas what to send, here are some Christmas gift exchange ideas offered to you.

Christmas Gifts Ideas

A Gift Box

Sending a Christmas gift box can be a great exchange idea for each family member. You can make up a beautiful gift box and then put the items that you think are suitable for the family member into the box. You can prepare the boxes for each member of your family at once. This can work perfectly for letting your family members feel happy because each of them would feel happy when receiving the gifts they need and they are all different from each other!

Daily Necessities

You can choose to send some daily necessities to your family members as Christmas gifts because daily necessities can be used on a high frequency. They should be the items that your family members need the most. So when you send such items to them as Christmas gifts, they would be happy because they need them! So consider what they need and purchase the ones they need can be a perfect idea for preparing for the Christmas gifts.

Warm Items

Because in most Western countries, the Christmas holiday is in the Winter season. As a result, sending some necessary items for passing a warm Winter is also a nice idea. For example, you can choose a scarf, gloves, thermos cup, furry hat, etc. as the presents for sending to your family members during the Christmas gifts exchange party on Christmas night. This is also a good way to bless your family members to pass a warm Winter.

2. Prepare for Christmas Party Food

Talking about the Christmas party, you should not forget about preparing some delicious foods for enjoying the party. So what are some perfect choices for the Christmas party? Here are some food recipes that are recommended to you.

Red Jello Salad and Green Broccoli Salad

These two kinds of salad recipes are so easy to make. Making the salads into red and green color can better fit the atmosphere of Christmas. These are some materials you need to use for making them:

Red Jello Salad:

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 small package cherry Jello
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup red hot candies
  • 1 1/2 cups applesauce

  • Get the recipe in PDF here

    Red Jello Salad

    Green Broccoli Salad:

  • 4 cups broccoli, cut into pieces
  • 4 cups cauliflower, cut into pieces
  • 2 cups celery, sliced
  • 1/2 cup green olives, sliced
  • 1 avocado, cut into small cubes
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • Italian dressing

  • You only need to put all these ingredients together and add the proper amount of Italian dressing for the taste. It is simple to make.

    Green Broccoli Salad

    Horseradish-Encrusted Beef Tenderloin

    This dish is so suitable for enjoying with the family together when it is the Christmas party night! With roasted garlic, the flavor of the beef is also mixed for bringing a great taste that would be loved by both adults and kids. Here are some ingredients you need:

  • 1 whole garlic bulb
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/3 cup prepared horseradish
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup soft bread crumbs
  • 1 beef tenderloin roast (3 pounds)

  • Print the recipe here

    Horseradish Encrusted Beef Tenderloin

    Holiday Tortellini Soup

    Making warm soup for having with family on the cold Christmas night is also an enjoyable option to make the party more comfortable. This Holiday Tortellini Soup will retain hearty and great flavor to get yourself out of the freezing Winter. See its required ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 ounces pancetta or bacon, finely diced
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (49-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in puree
  • 8 ounces fresh spinach, rinsed and chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese

  • Print the recipe here

    Holiday Tortellini Soup

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    3. Prepare for Christmas Decorations

    Except for the gifts and foods, decorations are also important for making the Christmas atmosphere to be more wonderful. So usually, people would spend time purchasing decorations for decorating their houses to prepare for the party on the holiday. So here are some ideas for your Christmas decorations.

    Christmas Decoration Ideas

    Christmas Tree

    The Christmas tree is the most important symbol of the holiday. So the first decoration you should prepare for the party should be a Christmas tree. You can also pay more attention to the small decorations on the tree to make it more amazing. Use some eye-catching decorations like bright balls, snow, socks, disco balls, decorating lights, etc., and they are all the small things that could bring big differences to your Christmas tree!

    DIY Items

    Instead of purchasing the Christmas socks and Christmas decoration gift boxes from merchants, why not DIY them by yourself to make your party decoration to be unique and more special? You can gather your family members together for DIY such items together, and this can also be a special time for your Christmas holiday even it is just doing the preparation!

    Candles

    Candles are amazing decoration items that can bring the atmosphere to be warmer and more romantic. By lighting up some small candles in your house is an excellent idea to bring a heart-warming Christmas holiday. But make sure the candles are well-protected when placing them in the house because kids may get hurt and you need to pay attention that they won't lead to a fire.

    4. Search and Collect Christmas Music

    To enable the Christmas party to be more attractive, of course, you should prepare some music for playing during the party to light up the atmosphere. There are many traditional Christmas songs and you can easily find them using the music streaming software. Here are the best 10 Christmas music ideas to let you collect a Christmas playback playlist in advance:

  • All I Want for Christmas Is You------Mariah Carey
  • Last Christmas------Wham!
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus------Jackson 5
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer------Harry Connick Jr.
  • It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas------Michael Bubl√©
  • Please Come Home For Christmas------Jon Bon Jovi
  • The Little Drummer Boy (Peace on Earth)------Bing Crosby & David Bowie
  • (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays------The Carpenters
  • Sleigh Ride------The Ronettes
  • Pretty Paper------Willie Nelson

  • Christmas Music

    In Conclusion

    These are some great Christmas ideas to help you prepare for a perfect Christmas party at home! Even COVID-19 stops us from enjoying a free holiday like we used to do, but we should believe that normal life will come back again. So why not enjoy it? I am sure that you can have a great Christmas holiday this year!

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