Santa Claus Theme Party

Ho Ho Ho, Happy Holidays!  What screams Christmas more than Santa Claus??! Nothing much. I mean there's reindeer and snowmen and angels and stuff, but there's nothing like Santa! So, for the perfect party, try a theme built around good old St. Nick.

Santa Claus Christmas Invitation
There are as many choices for invitations as there are Christmas traditions. For quick and easy invitations purchase them at your local book or invitation store. You can add some Christmas confetti to the envelope give it some extra sparkle.

Or choose a personalized Christmas invitation.  Your guests will know your theme the moment they lay eyes on your invitation.

Want to get the kids involved? Give them paper (red and white of course), crayons, glitter and maybe even some cotton balls for a beard, and let them create unique Santa invitations. Write the party information on the back with silver gel pen. Add a few Christmas stickers to the outer envelope. Your guests will smile the minute they open these original invitations.

Santa Decorations and Party Supplies
So many decorations to choose from; the hard part is deciding which ones you want to use. A Merry Christmas personalized banner in your front yard is a great way to welcome your guests and wish your neighborhood a happy holiday. Your wishes will be appreciated throughout the holiday season.

String some green ribbon across the wall or down the banister, and attach felt Santa hats to it with clothespins. Have make a Christmas life-sized cutout of you as Santa (or Mrs. Claus) with a speech bubble telling everyone to help themselves to a hat. That will get everyone into the Christmas spirit!

Once inside, make your guests feel like they’re at the North Pole, only not quite so cold. There are so many Christmas scene setters to choose from including Christmas trees, nutcrackers, Santa and his reindeer, and naturally Santa himself.

Put a sign near the front door that says “This way to Santa’s workshop.” The kitchen can be the “workshop,” the living room the “reindeer stables” and the bathroom the “North Pole.”


Be sure to have holiday music playing in the background. Try a few of these upbeat Christmas tunes:

  • Here Comes Santa Claus
  • Up on the Housetop
  • Deck the Halls
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Grandma Got Ran Over By a Reindeer
  • Jingle Bells
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas
  • We Wish you a Merry Christmas
  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Once your guests hear these Christmas favorites, they may start an impromptu sing-along!

Santa Claus Christmas Tabletop
There’s enough work to be done over the holidays without washing more dishes. A variety of paper products are available for your Santa theme party, but the Christmas paper goods fit your theme perfectly. Tinsel or party beads make great napkin rings, just bundle plastic silverware in a Santa napkin and wrap them around the outside.

Balloons are a wonderful and reasonable way to make a party space a festive place, and they make perfect centerpieces. Bunches of red and green balloons will have all your guests saying ho ho ho!

A fun idea for a Santa theme is to do a "Milk and Cookies" dessert bar. Have several plates of tasty cookies out for your guests, as well as yummy glasses of milk to wash it all down (include strawberry and chocolate milk too!) All on honor of our jolly guest of honor! have take home bags (personalized Christmas party favor bags are very cute) and your dessert doubles as a party favor!


Santa Party Entertainment and Activities
What would be more fun than a visit from the main man himself? Surprise your guests with a visit from Santa (and his elves?)

If no one is willing to play the part, you can still have Santa at your party. Holiday cutouts from make a perfect photo opportunity. Take instant pictures of your guests with Santa and place them in a special photo frame. It’s a wonderful way for your guests to remember your party. You can even take turns as holiday characters with our Christmas photo ops.

No matter how old you are, everyone loves party games and Christmas offers the perfect theme for so many of them. Holiday charades are sure to have everyone laughing almost as much as a “Ho, Ho, Ho” contest! Guests can bring their “naughty and nice” lists to the party. Mix them up in a basket, pull one out, read it and let everyone guess who it belongs to. You may be surprised what you find out! A gift exchange (either real or gag gifts) or gift donation to a local organization is always nice too.

Christmas Party Favors
Tis’ the season for giving so make sure your guests leave with a special treat. Santa hats of any kind – sequin, plush, even blinking will keep everyone toasty throughout the season.

Another great party favor is a bottle of Christmas Ale. Many breweries release special holiday editions, and you can place a personalized Christmas beer label on the bottles to make it extra special!

Any kind of chocolate, Santas, Christmas trees, snowmen, is always well received. But if you really want to make it special, let personalize a Christmas mint tin just for you.


The holidays are a wonderful time for family and friends to be together. Let help make your Santa theme party, or any party you choose, an event to remember.