Throwing a memorable holiday party can be a hefty task. Great food, good conversation, and social lubricants are the three sure ingredients to a great time. If you want to set your party apart from all the others, however, here are the top five themes trending this year for holiday parties.
1. Winter Wonderland Cocktail Party This party is manageable because of it’s simplicity. Sticking to the colors blue and white and picking up as many lights as possible is going to create a party backdrop that is unforgettable. Hiring a local event planner or caterer can help with ideas for this type of event, but if you want to keep costs low, skip the full meal and serve a white cheese plate, asparagus tempura with a zesty ranch dip, blueberry tarts, and spinach pinwheels. There are plenty of blue cocktails you can mix up, and a few bottles of liquor mixers will go further than wine and champagne.
2. Nightmare Before Christmas Even though the movie was made years ago, this theme continues to be relevant, likely because it is one of the lesser-used themes for typical parties. Just look on Pinterest for countless ideas on how to carry out this party.
3. Rustic Woodland This theme is huge for corporate parties. Using branches, raw materials, and rustic lighting, you can create an outdoor environment. Generally these parties use neutral tones and soft materials for seating.
4. Fairy Tale With recent releases of Disney remakes on the rise, along with two very popular shows based on fairy tales, there is a significant increase in this type of theme party. To throw an adult fairy tale party, you are going to create a whimsical look. Try your local fabric store and pick up a gauzy material in your favorite color to use as floor-length table clothes. Then pick your favorite fairy tale and get creative! Beauty and the Beast is an especially popular theme this year, and easily created with roses and mirrors. The wintry setting of this classic tale is a perfect holiday theme.
5, Christmas Around the World The holiday around the world party is being mentioned everywhere! Look up traditions in other countries, and decorate different areas of your chosen venue to bring these traditions alive! Serve cuisine from each country you choose, and if you have enough space you can even spend different parts of the night in each “country”.