Christmas Tree Decorating Party

How about hosting a Christmas tree decorating party to get your decorating off to a good start?!

Recently, when I put up my tree, I invited my two younger siblings over to help me decorate my Christmas tree.  We had such an amazing time!  I had fun planning out apple cider to drink with some donuts and peanut M&M’s.  Then, we played some Christmas music and decorated my tree. 

I even let my little boy (2) stay up and join in the decorating.  He was in love with all of the “balls!”  All in all, it was definitely a holly jolly time and one that left some nice memories.  I guess I’m pretty lucky to have some siblings who want to help me out when it comes to decorating! 

So, I thought I’d help you get in the Christmas spirit with your own tree decorating party. 

Menu + Invitation Template + Music + Games for Your Tree Decorating Party

Any party needs to have a few fun snacks for everyone to munch on.  Mine were simple and nothing at all elaborate.  Yours can be the same… But, here are a few suggestions to help you out:

  • Crockpot Apple Cider – 1 bottle of Apple Juice + 4 bags of Cinnamon Apple Tea.  Cook on low for about 2-3 hours.  Very easy + full of flavor!
  • Crockpot Hot Chocolate – 1½ cups of heavy whipping cream, 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 6 cups milk, 1 tsp vanilla extract, 2 cups chocolate chips.  Stir everything together and put on low for about 2-3 hours.  Make sure to have a bowl of marshmallows on the side for the kids to put in!  And, if they complain that it’s too hot, add an ice cube or two to cool it off.
  • White cupcakes with candy cane shavings on top.  When you go to frost the cupcake, sprinkle some cut up candy cane on top to make it Christmassy for your tree decorating party.
  • Bowl of candy – nothing that is going to be sticky though because they’re going to be touching all of those ornaments…
  • Chicken Nuggets – these are easy, convenient, fun, and don’t make a huge mess!
  • Rice Krispy Treats with Sprinkles – these are easy, and not messy as well! 
  • Popcorn – just be careful that it’s not too greasy that you have stains…
  • Grapes – easy and mess free and very popular amongst children!
  • Brownies without the Frosting – if you add frosting you might be asking for a chocolate mess!  But, spice up your brownies with nuts, oreo cookie pieces or more…

Those are just a few easy, minimal mess food ideas for your tree decorating party; now, on to the invitation template.

Obviously, it’s up to you whether or not you want to send out an invitation to your tree decorating party.  If it’s going to be a strictly family party with just your children then there’s really no need (though I’m sure your kids will find it so much fun to get an invitation.  You could even surprise them by putting it on their pillow and letting them find it when they go to sleep.)  If you are inviting your children’s friends then it might be fun for the kids to receive an invitation to your tree decorating party.  Anyways, to help make your decision easier, I’ve created a FREE invitation template that you can print out and use.  So, help yourself and sign up either on the side of this page or down below… 

The music is so easy for a Christmas Tree Decorating Party.  Create a holiday station on your Pandora account, check out some Christmas CD’s from the library or tune into your favorite holiday radio station.   Just make sure to get the music going before you start your festivities because music always helps people get into the mood! 

And, while there is lots going on, you could throw in the optional game to play while you go.  Make up a few games:

  • See who can hang the most ornaments in 30 seconds
  • Play a game to see who can put the most ornaments on the tree (keep track with a piece of paper and tally marks.)
  • Before moving the tree into the corner or place where it is going to be have a short dance around the tree, holding hands and singing. 

I wish you all lots of fun at your party!  And, sign up below for that FREE invitation template that I have for you!

Merry Christmas!

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