Stuck for Ideas for a Children’s Christmas Party? Try This!

Christmas is sneaking up and there is so much to plan for at this time of year.

If you are having a lot of children or perhaps hosting a bigger party for a club or organisation, then it can be  easier to hire someone to take care of the entertainment.  You can then relax and enjoy the party a bit more knowing that the children are being kept entertained.  We have some very limited dates left for Christmas parties, so do take a look here if you feel you may need some extra help.

It is understandable if you run out of ideas for Christmas parties or family gatherings you are hosting–especially if there are children to entertain too.

The children are quite rightly excited at this time of the year, so ensuring this excitement doesn’t turn to tears is the key for a harmonious event. However, this can be easier said than done!  Read on if you are already feeling stuck for ideas for a children’s Christmas party.

Consider who the party is for

Is the party primarily for the children or is it a gathering for grown-ups too? If it is a mixed party of adults and children, then it is worth setting up an area where the children can let off steam. This needn’t be huge: a separate room if a house party, or a clear area if you are in a hall. This will allow the children to know this is their space.

You can then set up some activities for the children to keep themselves amused.  Things like colouring or puzzle sheets which you can easily print off the internet, some easy board games or a simple non-messy craft can all be things that the children can do with minimal help.  The parents can then socialise a bit knowing the children are safe and having fun.

Get everyone involved

Christmas parties can be a great time to get everyone playing games and having fun. It’s an awesome opportunity to create special Christmas Party memories.  Choose games that are simple, quick and easy to play and set up.  Some ideas are:

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A game of charades never gets old.

  • Malteaser Run – You just need a pack of Malteasers and a retractable tape measure.  The challenge is to see who can roll a Malteaser the longest distance down the tape measure and into their mouth.  Start off with the tape measure pulled out to quite a small distance and then increase from there.
  • Charades – A great family favourite that can be played by all ages.  If you have little ones who can’t read yet, then give them pictures to act out instead.
  • Pass the Parcel – A great way to play this with lots of different ages is to have a forfeit in each layer, something silly like tell a joke, sing a Christmas song, etc.  Each person can then receive a treat after completing their forfeit.
  • Lego Christmas Challenge – This can be great for all the family and also just for the children.  Have a list of Christmas items and then set a timer. While the clock’s ticking, everyone has to build one of the items on the list.  You can make it even harder by allowing each person only a certain amount of bricks to build with, or you could have prizes for the best builds.
  • Treasure Hunt – Get everyone to find a specific Christmas item that is hidden somewhere in the room or house.

Make a wish!

Start by getting everyone to say what their one favourite thing was this year. This will quite often prompt some lovely reminiscing from all the family. Then ask everyone to make a wish for something they want to happen in the New Year.
Another great but slightly quieter activity (great for nearer the end of the party) is Make a Wish. Start by getting everyone to say what their one favourite thing was this year.  This will quite often prompt some lovely reminiscing from all the family.  Then ask everyone to make a wish for something they want to happen in the New Year.  You could even write these down and put them in a jar for next Christmas to see if they came true.

We hope you have found the above ideas for children’s Christmas parties useful. All of them can work well for smaller or larger gatherings.

If you are having a lot of children or perhaps hosting a bigger party for a club or organisation, then it can be  easier to hire someone to take care of the entertainment.  You can then relax and enjoy the party a bit more knowing that the children are being kept entertained.  We have some very limited dates left for Christmas parties, so do take a look here if you feel you may need some extra help.