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Holiday Tree Trimming Party
Anytime in December
... the earlier the better,
so you can enjoy your decorated tree!
To Celebrate the Holidays
Holiday Tree Trimming Party
Celebrate the Holidays — invite
your friends and family over for a fun "Tree
Trimming Party" at your house.
Before your guests arrive, make sure
you've put your Christmas lights on your tree (and check to make sure they're all working). Place all
the ornaments (and hooks) on a table (preferably near
tree). As guests arrive, offer them a
holiday drink (Hot Mulled Wine, Eggnog, Xmas Punch) or a colorful cocktail (Pomegranate or Apple Martini) — then invite them to hang ornaments on your tree. It's a fun party-mixer!
Decorate your home with fun Holiday decorations — don't
forget the mistletoe!
Order online or visit your local Party Store
for Holiday theme decorations. Green Day-Glo sticks (necklaces) are FUN
— for kids and big kids too!
Or better yet, be creative and use what you have
at home and save money. Fill a big glass bowl with large colored
balls — Red
& Gold, Blue & Silver, or assorted colors.
crystal vases with red and green apples or limes — they're
colorful and festive and make great table centerpieces.
Tree Trimming Party Invitations
If you don't want the expense of buying printed
invitations, you can always print your own, use Evite
online invitations — or just send an "email (or DM
if you know everyone's email address. Ask your guests to RSVP
via email, IM or cell phone — it's perfectly acceptable.
Play festive Holiday music throughout the party and have everyone sing along
to their favorite Christmas Carols.
Fun "Holiday Gifts
& Party Favors
Put together a "Holiday
Tote Bag" of goodies — you
don't have to spend a fortune if you know where to shop. Go to
Stores," Target or Costco for
token Holiday Gifts and Christmas Candies.
Buy "Wine Lover" Holiday Tote Bag
(Fill with Holiday Food Goodies or Wine)
Give out Fun
"Holiday" Party Favors.
"Travel-Related" Gift Magnets & Buttons make fun
gifts for homes, lockers, dorm rooms or offices — buy
just one, or save with packs of 10 or 100.
our Travel Gift Store
Special Gifts for your Party —
Buy Fun Gifts to wear or give out to your guests at the party. Gifts feature
Gifts, Family "His/Hers" Gifts, Political Gifts, Body, Mind & Spirit
Bring a Holiday Ornament
Have each guest bring a Holiday Ornament — most
people like to bring "something" and it's
a great way to add to your tree every year. Make it FUN and choose
a theme — e.g. "Travel."
"Golden Gate Bridge"
for FUN Travel Gift Ornaments
a Tree Trimming Party "Holiday Buffet" menu that's
simple, fun... and colorful. Here are a few ideas:
- Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella appetizers (on toothpicks)
- Red & Green Peppers
(cut out center and fill
with Humus or your favorite dips). Serve with vegetable sticks
and/or pita chips
- Cream Cheese topped with Red and/or Mint Pepper Jelly
- Salsa & Guacamole
/ Pasta /
- Assorted Fruit Bowl
- Mixed Nuts
- Hershey's Holiday Kisses
- Xmas M&Ms
- Hot Mulled Wine
- Rum Eggnog
- Holiday Punch
- Pomegranate Martini
- Apple Martini
- Red & White Wines
- Soft drinks
Costco and Trader
Joe's both offer a wide variety of delicious Holiday
hors d'oeuvres, entrees,
wines and assorted beverages.
Wine Selection & Quantity
Depending on your budget, you have several options regarding wine
Tip: Allow approximately a 1/2
bottle to one bottle of wine per person for a three-hour party.
an "upscale" Tree Trimming Party (with wine aficionados),
splurge on a selection of "fine" red and white wines.
For a casual Tree Trimming
Party, offer a variety of good mid-priced red and white wines.
For a "limited budget" Tree
Trimming Party, buy
a case of Charles
Shaw "Two-Buck Chuck" wines from Trader
Joe's — at under $30, these good table wines
are an excellent value. We like the Cabernets and Merlots.
Or ask your
guests to "BYOB" — bring
a bottle of their favorite wine or whatever they'd like to drink.
Be sure to have plenty of sodas, soft drinks,
bottled water and coffee on hand for non-drinkers and "designated
Whatever you do...have FUN!
Share Party Photos,
Videos and Comments
Upload your Digital Party Pictures for Free to Flickr, Facebook, Instagram, Shutterfly, Twitter or Google Photos and
upload your Video to YouTube after
your Election Party to share with your family, friends and
co-workers. Post comments and updates on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram to share what is happening real-time.
Free Video Conferencing
For those people who can't be at your Tree Trimming Party, set up a FREE Web Conference
using Skype or Google Hangouts — that
way they can participate live during the awards.
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