Christmas costume party. dress up for Christmas

Play Dress Up This Christmas

Dressing up is so much fun.  Here at Party411, we look for any occasion to to dress up! This holiday party is just a little bit different from your typical holiday party because it's kind of like Halloween, where everyone wears costumes, but it's for Christmas - I mean it can't get better than that!  This is a great theme for an office holiday party too!


dress up for Christmas invitations
Obviously, for this holiday party, costumes are a must! And make sure your guests know that in with the invite!  Invite your guests over with a personalized holiday invitations from Party411. Add a bit of whimsy by sending the invites out with a mini Santa hat.
You can also make the invitation unique and go with some ticket invitations in green and red, or a holiday backstage pass invite.  Or add your face to some semi-custom holiday invitations, like this Mr & Mrs. Santa "add a face" invitation.  For an office party, add your bosses face to this semi-custom elf invitation, the office will sure get a kick out of that!

christmas party decorations and Party Supplies

For a simple way to decorate the party room, hang up some Let It Snow foil ceiling decorations, and a Red & Green decorating kit.  Throw some Holly Spiral Wire garland around the doors, windows, or mantle.  If you are having a buffet or cocktail table, lay out 3' Snow Blanket and add a little twinkle with a string of clear lights.


holiday costumes
Since this party is all about dressing up, really the main decoration is the costumes.  Check out some of our favorites!
Sexy Female Christmas Costumes
christmas Party Table Decorations and Menu
Grab this cute Merry Cocktails Deluxe Party kit for your table!  It includes everything you need for the nights festivities: paper plates, napkins, plastic cutlery, a centerpiece, serving tray, table cover, confetti, and even the martini glasses for 16 guests!
For the menu, this party is all about cocktail hour, so make sure you have finger foods and a good cocktail bar ready. Try these fun holiday drink recipes!
Christmas Cosmo
(recipe from
  • 1/2 oz. Cointreau
  • 1/2 oz. cranberry juice
  • 1 tsp. lime juice
  • fresh 1 oz. vodka
Place all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled martini glass. Option: To garnish, float a few frozen cranberries after pouring.
Peppermint Stick
(recipe from
  • 1 1/2 oz. crème de cacao
  • 1 oz. cream
  • 1 oz. peppermint schnapps
Skake well with ice, strain into glass.

dress up for Christmas Party Activities
Charades would be a fun game with all the crazy costumes everyone is wearing!  Or what about Christmas Trivia?  Check out our Christmas Party Games page for some more fun party games and activities.



christmas Party Favors
Send your funky guests home with a little something special!  These cute personalized christmas candy bar wrappers, match your invitation and can be wrapped around a milk or dark chocolate bar.   Party411 also has some cute personalized holiday mint and candy tins
Here are some other fun holiday items to send your guests home with, or award to the best dressed.  They can also be used in the case of a "forgotten" costume!