Now that Bonfire Night and Halloween are firmly behind us, you can guarantee that shops and supermarkets across the nation will be focusing on the next upcoming occasion – Christmas, of course!
While we’re not saying that you have to dash out and start buying presents right away, one area of the festive season that you may want to start planning is whether or not you will be throwing a Christmas party.
From get-togethers with friends to full-blown parties, there are plenty of parties both small and large that you can throw this festive season – here are just a few ideas to get you started…
Secret Santa Party
If you fancy keeping things low-key with your friends this Christmas (and want to save a few pennies too!) why not have your friends round for a Secret Santa party. Rather than purchase individual presents for all your friends, a Secret Santa involves taking names out of a hat and then buying for that person only – you can then meet up again once you have bought presents and try to figure out who got whom. Set the scene with some festive snacks like mince pies and gingerbread, you could even treat your friends to a seasonal tipple or two!
Fancy Dress Party
If you’re throwing a roaring party, adding a theme will make the event even more spectacular. If you’re throwing a fancy dress party, why not get a few ideas by browsing Elliott’s fancy dress costumes Belfast store – from around the world fancy dress to celebrity and TV costumes, there are plenty of themes to choose for your Christmas party. Alternatively, Christmas fancy dress costumes such as elves, reindeers and even Father Christmas himself should get friends and family in the mood for Christmas. Fancy dress parties are also ideal for throwing at New Year’s Eve – in case you are planning a party for the New Year instead.
Night on the tiles
Don’t want to throw a house party this Christmas? No problem! Why not take the girls for a night on the town. The perfect occasion to get glammed up, again if you are thinking about saving money make sure you take a look online to find out if any local bars or restaurants are offering Christmas party deals this winter.
For a low-key Christmas celebration (and one that little ones are sure to enjoy too!), a baking party is the way to go. Now that Bake Off has finished, it is safe to say we’ve all gone a little baking mad and Christmas is the perfect chance to showcase those cake-making skills. Get kids involved by showing them how to decorate Christmas-themed cupcakes, and don’t forget to test everyone’s work once they have baked them – mmm, certainly the best part of the party!