Christmas Party Ideas

We have Christmas party ideas to ensure your guests are extra jolly during the most wonderful time of the year. From cheese balls to bacon-wrapped dates, to DIY party decorations, handmade garlands, place cards, and wreaths for your holiday party. We also have eggnog and sugar cookie recipes to finish off the night.

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How to Host an Easy Holiday Party
Planning experts share how to host an easy holiday party, so you can entertain friends and family without the stress.
This Is How Martha Stewart Has Celebrated Christmas Over the Years
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and our founder loves to celebrate this season with dear family and friends. Over the years, she has continued traditions started by her parents and created new ones with her grandchildren.
14 Christmas Games to Get Everyone Into the Holiday Spirit
These party games and activities are a perfect way to embolden your guests for the days leading up to December 25. Now, who's up for a round of "pass the bow" or reindeer ring toss?
How to Set a Formal Dinner Table
The art of table setting is actually simple once you understand a few basics. Treat your guests to a beautifully set table. 
How to Decorate With Holiday Greenery and Keep It Fresh All Season Long
How to use fresh holiday greenery, like holly, white pine, and blue spruce, to make stunning garlands, wreaths, and other decorations.
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35 Make-Ahead Holiday Dishes for Stress-Free Entertaining
From decorating your Christmas tree to shopping for a one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone, there are plenty of things that you can do to prepare for the holidays—and that includes making certain parts of your annual feast ahead of time. That's why we rounded up 35 festive make-ahead holiday recipes that you can start now and serve later. These recipes range from appetizers to desserts, with plenty of entrées and side dishes, too. Mains, such as lasagna or beef stew, are classics in the make-ahead genre, but you might not have considered making mashed potatoes the day before the meal—or realized that you can (and should) make crème brûlée for your family feast before the big day arrives. Even better? Follow our festive recipes, and get a head start on the fun.