The Best Christmas Party Ideas

Milena Kukurekovic

The most beautiful and magical time of the year, Christmas, is upon us. From decorating your homes to buying gifts and not to forget those holiday parties. You probably have planned many festivities that come with this merry time. Everyone loves a lively Christmas celebration as it's the perfect time to make lovely memories with friends and families. Hosting a party during the holiday season means some fabulous tablescapes and food and drink recipes. To get you into the season's spirit, Smarty Had A Party has got you covered with an EARLY BIRD Christmas Sale (just use our COUPON CODE: CHRISTMAS20 and get 20% OFF SITEWIDE), some delicious drink recipes, and fabulous tablescape looks to impress all your party guests.

A few more weeks and the New Year is here. It is time for magnificent moments and moments of celebration. Have you already decorated your home? Did you set up the lighting and decorate your Christmas tree? Suppose you are still confused about how to create the whole setting of a festive ambiance and beautify the space with beautifully decorated wood. In that case, you can try holiday candles and wreaths, which you can use on almost all surfaces as an ideal decoration.

If you are a snow lover, we suggest a few white variants with which you will feel a white Christmas even if the snow is absent on Christmas morning. For the windows in the apartment, you can use an old trick and conjure up the snow with paper. But instead of snowflakes, cut out the city's silhouette and place it along the edge of the window. Then, if you are patient and have skilled hands, run the motif through the windows throughout the apartment.

You can also decorate the window with a drawing on glass. Then, with a thick brush and white tempera, paint a holiday motif that you can complete with a personal message to family or passers-by. Don't forget that the decorated window can be seen from the outside and inside, so that, in addition to beautifying your own home, you also entertain passers-by.

The rustic decor has crept into every pore of modern life. It brings much-needed warmth and comfort to the space, warming those cold walls surrounding us. The rustic decor looks beautiful during the New Year and Christmas holidays. If you are a fan of this style and want to decorate your home with rustic details this year, we bring you some ideas for making rustic decorations today.

Rustic Christmas Decorations

Rustic christmas decorations are effortless to make, and a more comprehensive range of materials is available to you. Choose the easiest ones for you to work with, focusing on wood materials. Twigs, plywood, bark, and stumps are logical choices. Do not omit autumn fruits such as pine cones, chestnuts, acorns, walnuts, and ferns. Also, autumn fruits can be a good material for making New Year's and Christmas decorations, filling the space with a fantastic scent. Twine, lace, and, of course, satin will serve as additional details for making decorations.

The most obvious choice is in the form of details that will decorate the Christmas tree. For example, you can wrap old faded balls with twine and give them a rustic shine. Wooden rings can serve as an excellent base for quotes or messages, and they can become new coasters in your home during the holidays. You can create an entire collection of decorations from checkered textiles - from Snowman through Santa Claus to dwarfs, with a little white color. A piece of wood can usually become a rustic decoration in the shape of a star, angel, or Christmas tree.

Must-Try Christmas Martini Recipes

Let's Party and bring more holiday cheer into your lives with these tasty drink recipes, Smarties!

Peppermint Martini Recipe

Luscious peppermint-infused martinis are refreshing, aromatic, and festive, ideal for holiday gatherings. Bonus: these mouth-watering martinis are stunning signature cocktails that will impress guests. I do not know about you, but I am feeling more cheerful already! :)

What you need to make a Peppermint Martini:

  • Cocktail glasses - we used stemless goblets
  • Paper Straws - we used red striped paper straws
  • Peppermints - for garnish
  • 1.5 oz. Vanilla Vodka
  • 1 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
  • 1.5 oz Creme de Cacao
  • Ice - optional


  • Scoop desired amount of ice into your cocktail glass.
  • Combine vanilla vodka, peppermint schnapps, and creme de cacao.
  • Shake and pour over ice.
  • Add red striped paper straw.
  • Garnish with peppermint.

Chocolate Peppermint Martini

Need a little chocolate in your life? Us too! This delicious Chocolate Peppermint Martini should do the trick!

What you need to make a Chocolate Peppermint Martini:

  • Cocktail glasses - you can use some of Smarty's fabulous stemware collection
  • Paper Straws - we used red striped paper straws
  • Crushed peppermint - for garnish
  • Vanilla or peppermint flavoring syrup - for the rim of the glass
  • Marshmallows - optional
  • 8 oz chocolate milk
  • 1 oz Chocolate Liqueur
  • .5 oz Peppermint Liqueur


  • Dip the rim of the cocktail glass in vanilla or peppermint flavoring syrup and sprinkle crushed peppermint onto the edge of the glass.
  • Combine chocolate milk, chocolate liqueur, and peppermint liqueur.
  • Pour into glass.
  • Add red striped paper straw.
  • Add mini marshmallows to taste.

Elegant Christmas Tablescape Ideas

Looking for unique Christmas tablescapes to accompany the martini drink recipes that are chic yet simple to incorporate and will surely make your festive feast meaningful for your entire family? Christmas is associated with dazzling gold and red hues, so why not infuse these striking colors to create a beautiful Christmas tablescape. With its premium plastic tableware, Smarty Had A Party will help you set your Christmas tablescape most beautifully by giving it a classic red and gold allure. Yes, a stylish gold & red Christmas tablescape will ingeniously highlight the aesthetics of your Christmas decor and will make a stunning first impression on your guests. 

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