The holiday season is the best time to channel your inner host and organize the most incredible get-togethers. You may want longer guest lists and more fun this year after the slowdown during the pandemic. But planning a memorable event takes more than perfect décor, delicious food, and great music. You also need to stretch your creative skills and ramp them up with enjoyable activities. Although you can check the internet for some inspiration, you may always fall short of ideas when it comes to planning a fun-filled evening for adults. But we have a few great ones to throw the best holiday bash.

Pick a theme

Picking a theme is a classic idea, but you can give it a twist with some unique ideas. Think beyond retro and festive themes and ask your guests to dress like their favorite celebs and stars. You can opt for a slumber party because it can take everyone back to childhood memories. A tropical theme is another memorable one because nothing matches the excitement of wearing a swimsuit when it is snowing outside. Just crank up your heaters to create a perfect setting indoors.

Organize a potluck

A potluck party is another idea worth exploring this festive season. It gets your guests more engaged and reduces your workload for the occasion. Of course, you can take charge of the main dish as the host. But get creative with the allocation of snacks, drinks, and sweets to your guests. You may even let them pick and choose their bits to make things more convenient for them. Moreover, they will love presenting their culinary specialties.

Add a twist to the classic

You need not skip the traditional Christmas dinner if you prefer a classic celebration this holiday season. But there are many creative ways to do something different from the classic. You can add fun to the event with an Adult Card Game after dinner and drinks. Musical chairs, dumb charades, and an indoor treasure hunt are good ones to end the evening on a delightful note this year.

Go global

Christmas is a global festival, and each country has its own traditions and customs. You can choose an international location and dig deep with some research on the defining dish, drink, or treat for the occasion. For example, Italian communities serve the Feast of the Seven Fishes with seven seafood dishes. Picking an international theme takes the excitement to the next level for the attendees. You may even ask them to bring something from their own culture if they come from a different background.

Step outdoors

Although the idea of an outdoor event sounds daunting in the chilly weather, you can give it a try. Set up a cozy ambiance for your deck space with a bonfire, and ask your guests to wear an extra layer. String lights above the patio and serve steaming-hot dishes to keep everyone cheerful. Setting up board games is a great idea. You may always move indoors if the weather gets too harsh.

This holiday season deserves to be extra special after staying in for the last few years. You can pick these ideas to host a memorable party for your favorite people.


Northern girl Laura is the epitome of a true entrepreneur. Laura’s spirit for adventure and passion for people blaze through House of Coco. She founded House of Coco in 2014 and has grown it in to an internationally recognised brand whilst having a lot of fun along the way. Travel is in her DNA and she is a true visionary and a global citizen.

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