6 Ways To Entertain Your Guests This Holiday Season

It’s that time of year again, Holiday Season! Whether you’re gathering with friends or loved ones, we’ve put together a list of 6 ways you can entertain your guests at home that will bring everyone together and add a little holiday spice to the party!


Incorporate A Simple Photo Booth

This is a fun idea to make your party unforgettable. Choose a wall that doesn’t obstruct the flow of the party but is still easily accessible. Ideally, you’ll want a space that’s 5 feet across and 4 feet tall. Set up a small table with some props like hats, sunglasses, and small signs. You can choose to have people use their phones to take pictures, provide a tablet for your guests to use, or you can purchase an instant camera so your guests can leave the party with a photo to keep.


Create Holiday Cards For the Elderly

If you’re looking for a way to share holiday cheer, consider setting up a designated space to create cards for isolated seniors. All you need is a table, chairs, cards, and some craft supplies. Incorporating an activity like this into your next party not only gives your guests a way to express their creativity but also allows them an opportunity to give back to the community around them.


You can find out more information and where to send your completed cards at: bringsmilestoseniors.com


Ugly Sweater Competition

This is a creative way to have fun and relieve the pressure of a formal party! Invite your guests to wear their ugliest holiday sweaters, and enjoy, as everyone competes to have the ugliest. Plan to hand out awards for Ugliest Sweater, Funniest Sweater, Most Disturbing, Most Original, & Ugly But Classy.


White Elephant

You may have participated in a gift exchange before but nothing quite like this! 


Invite your guests to bring a wrapped gift to your party with one stipulation, it must be something they already own that they no longer need.


To play, the host opens a wrapped gift, and then their turn ends. On subsequent turns, each person has the option to unwrap a new gift or steal one that’s already been opened. When a gift is stolen, that person can choose another wrapped gift or steal from another player. Each gift can only be stolen twice. The game is over when everyone has a gift. At the very end, the first player has the option to steal any gift that hasn’t already been stolen twice.


Gingerbread Cookie Decorating

Enjoy cookies, icing, and fun with this simple and fun activity. 

Stop by your local bakery and pick up some freshly baked gingerbread men cookies. You’ll also need a package of colored icing (1 pack per 5 people), sprinkles, and little hard candies. Set up a workspace with paper towels and plates for each guest to decorate on. Give your guests a time limit (20-30 minutes is plenty) and let them know that there will be awards when they are done. Hand out awards for Best in Show, Most Icing, Most Stylish, Most Festive, and Most Colorful.

Favorite Things Gift Exchange

If joke gifts aren’t your thing, try hosting a “Favorite Things” party instead. This is a great way to get some great gifts and hear about your friend’s favorite things of the year!

Invite your guests to bring three identical gifts unwrapped that cost between $5-$15. Display all the favorite items on a table. Have everyone share why they brought their favorite thing, then draw numbers from a bowl. In numerical order, take turns selecting a gift from the pile. 

The gift is yours to keep, with no swapping, or stealing. Do this for three separate rounds, redrawing numbers from a bowl each time.

It doesn’t take much to entertain your guests this holiday season. With a little planning ahead you’ll soon be known as the best holiday party host. What are your favorite ways to entertain guests during the holiday season? Share with us on Facebook.