December Party Themes

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As December rolls in,it’s time to deck the halls and throw the ultimate holiday bash. Whether you’re hosting a family gathering, a kids’ party, or a grown-up event, we’ve got you covered with some fun December party themes that will make your celebration merry and bright.

Winter Wonderland Extravaganza

Transform your space into a magical snowy paradise. Think snowflakes, icicles, and white decorations galore. Create a DIY snowman-building station for the kids, and serve hot cocoa with marshmallow snowballs. Bonus points if it snows so you can head outside for that extra touch of frosty fun!

Ugly Sweater Party

Encourage guests to don their tackiest, most festive sweaters for a night of laughs and good cheer. Host an ugly sweater contest with categories like “Most Glittery” or “Most Outrageous.” Set up a DIY sweater decorating station for those who want to get extra crafty and give your party a fun and festive Christmas party name.

Friends wearing ugly christmas sweaters

Santa’s Workshop

Turn your home into Santa’s bustling workshop, complete with elf hats and jingle bells. Set up a cookie decorating station, where little ones can unleash their creativity on gingerbread men and sugar cookies.

And don’t forget to leave some cookies and milk out for the big man in red ā€“ he might just make a surprise visit!

Candy Cane Carnival

Bring some candy cane games and fun to your living room with a festive twist! Set up classic carnival games with a peppermint twist ā€“ ring toss around candy canes, a snowball toss, or even a candy cane fishing pond.

And, of course, have a candy cane lane where guests can fill up on this sweet treat.

candy canes

Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Let creativity run wild with a gingerbread house decorating party. Provide pre-made gingerbread houses, a variety of candies, and plenty of frosting. It’s a hands-on activity that’s fun for all ages, and the best part? Guests can take their edible masterpieces home as a sweet souvenir.

New Year’s Eve Countdown for Kids

If you’re hosting a family-friendly New Year’s Eve bash, create a countdown to “midnight” for the little ones. Set up a mock ball drop, hand out noisemakers and party hats, and let the kids celebrate the new year at a reasonable hour. It’s a festive way for the whole family to ring in the new year together.

Kids New Years Eve

December Birthday Theme Ideas

If you’re lucky enough to be celebrating a birthday in the cozy month of December, you’re in for a treat. December birthdays are like a double dose of joy ā€“ the excitement of your special day and the magic of the holiday season.

Let’s have a look at some fantastic December birthday party themes that will make your celebration unforgettable!

Birthday Themes for December

Here are some fun themes to make your December birthday extra special

Ice Skating or Sledding Party

If the thrill of downhill adventures or the fun of gliding on the ice is more your style, then a sledding or iceskating party is the way to go.

You can choose a nearby hill for the sledding or find a local ice rink. Invite your friends and family to bring their sleds or skates (or you can arrange to hire some)

Kids Iceskating

North Pole Adventure

Take your guests on a journey to the North Pole! Decorate with candy canes, Santa hats, and polar bears. Set up a DIY hot cocoa station with whipped cream, sprinkles, and marshmallows.

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Embrace the magic of the season with a starry night celebration. Decorate with twinkling lights, gold accents, and star-shaped decorations.

Have a galaxy cake or star themed cupcakes and encourage guests to come dressed in sparkles. It’s a dreamy theme that is perfect for any age from a 1st birthday right through to an 80th!

Frosty the Snowman Fiesta

Bring everyone’s favorite snowman to life with a Frosty-themed party. Decorate with snowmen, snowflakes, and shades of blue and white. Set up a DIY snowman-building station for the little ones, and serve snowman-shaped cookies and snacks.

Or if there is snow outside, then have a fun real snowman making competition. See who can make the biggest, the most cheerful and most original creation. t’s a cheerful and charming way to celebrate a December birthday!

kids building a snowman

Santa’s Workshop Extravaganza

Turn your home into Santa’s bustling workshop! Have a crafting station where guests can make their own ornaments or holiday cards. Consider a secret Santa gift exchange or a fun gift-wrapping contest. Don’t forget to have a festive playlist filled with holiday tunes to keep the workshop humming with joy.

Christmas Movie Marathon

If the birthday person is a fan of holiday movies, why not make it the theme? Set up a cozy movie-watching area with blankets and pillows. Choose a lineup of favorite Christmas movies, and don’t forget the popcorn and hot cocoa.

Nutcracker Ballet Party

Step into a magical world with a Nutcracker Ballet-themed party that’ll charm everyone. Decorate your place with cute ballerinas in pretty colors like gold, red, and white. Ask guests to wear ballet outfits or dress up like Nutcracker characters.

Make a sweet table with treats inspired by the Land of Sweets, like fairy cupcakes and nutcracker cookies. Let the little ones make their own crowns or tutus at a craft station.

Celebrate December’s National Days

December is packed with fun National days that give you the perfect excuse for a party or a fun family night. Just remember that these dates may vary slightly from year to year.

National Pie Day – December 1st

Start December with a delicious bang on National Pie Day! Throw a fun party with your friends and family, all centered around the tasty world of pies.

Think about having a pie-making contest where everyone can show off their pie skills. Create a cool pie-tasting spot with different pie flavors for everyone to try. This day is a fantastic way to add a sweet touch to your December celebrations!

Christmas Pie

Play Outside Day – 1st Saturday of December

Get ready for some outdoor fun on the first Saturday of December with the Play Outside Day! It’s the perfect chance to bring the excitement of nature to your December party.

Plan activities like hiking, picnics, or games outside. Don’t forget to add some outdoor decorations and comfy blankets for a festive vibe.

Santa’s List Day – December 4th

On December 4th, dive into the magic of the season with a Santa’s List Evening. Channel your inner child and jot down your wishes and dreams for the holiday season. Create a festive atmosphere by crafting DIY letters to Santa, complete with glitter and stickers

National Cookie Day – December 4th

Double the fun on December 4th by combining Santa’s Wish List Party with the sweet celebration of National Cookie Day!

This is the perfect day to test out those festive recipes and find the one you think Santa will love.

You can also set up a cookie decorating spot with lots of toppings. Ask everyone to bring their favorite festive cookie recipes to swap and enjoy a variety of yummy treats. From classic chocolate chip to festive gingerbread, cookies this is the day you can indulge in some festive goodness.

Christmas cookies

International Ninja Day – December 5th

Get ready for a stealthy celebration on Ninja Day, December 5th! Step away from the Christmas theme and host a ninja-themed party!

Encourage guests to come dressed as ninjas, complete with masks and stealthy moves. Set up obstacle courses for ninja training and have a ninja competition. This action-packed day is perfect for unleashing your inner ninja and having a blast with friends and family.

Slime Day – December 7th

December 7th is National Slime Day, the perfect excuse to throw a spectacular slime party. Set up slime-making stations with various colors and textures. Challenge guests to create the stretchiest or squishiest slime.

Don’t forget to have some slime-themed games, like a slime relay race or a slime bubble-blowing contest.

National Cotton Candy Day – December 7th

On December 7th, indulge your sweet tooth in a Cotton Candy Carnival. Decorate your space with balloon garlands and pastel decorations.

Create a DIY cotton candy station with different flavors and colors and encourage your guests to try their hand at making their own sweet creations.

Cotton Candy Party

National Gingerbread Day – December 12th

December 12th brings the joy of National Gingerbread Day. Turn your home into a gingerbread wonderland with decorations featuring these sweet and spicy treats.

Host a gingerbread house decorating contest with plenty of candies and icing. You can also serve gingerbread cookies and treats for everyone to enjoy.

National Cocoa Day – December 13th

Warm up your December 13th with a Hot Cocoa Party. Create a cozy hot cocoa station with plenty of different flavors and toppings. Your guests can then completely customize their cup of hot chocolate.

You could match this with a winter movie marathon or a cozy storytelling session by the fire.

National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day – 3rd Friday in December

The third Friday in December is the official celebration of Ugly Christmas Sweaters! Invite your friends and family to embrace the festive fashion faux pas by donning their most outrageous holiday sweaters.

Hold a “Ugly Sweater Fashion Show” with fun prizes for the most creatively tacky outfits. This light-hearted and goofy celebration is sure to bring laughter and holiday cheer.

National Cupcake Day – December 15th

December 15th marks National Cupcake Day, the perfect occasion for a Cupcake Party! Set up a DIY cupcake decorating station with various frostings and toppings.

See who can come up with the most festive cupcake and award prizes for different categories.

Christmas wreath cupcake

National Candy Cane Day- December 26th

Wrap up December with a Candy Cane Party on National Candy Cane Day, December 26th! This is a great way to keep the fun going after your Christmas day celebrations.

Decorate your space with red and white stripes, and set up a candy cane station with different flavors and sizes. Set up some fun candy cane games including a candy cane treasure hunt or a candy cane tasting challenge.

Remember, the key to a successful December party is to embrace the festive spirit and create lasting memories for your guests. So put on your Santa hat, crank up the holiday tunes, and let the December celebrations begin! Wishing you a holly, jolly, and unforgettable holiday season!

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