Chrismakkuh Holiday Party Ideas

Light the menorah and decorate the Christmas tree! Spin the dreidel and countdown with your advent calendar! Snack on latke and gingerbread at the same time because, this year, Christmas and Hanukkah land on the same day – It’s Chrismukkah! We have the perfect invitation, decoration and menu ideas to help you celebrate this holiday mash-up. Gather friends and family for some holiday cheer – it’s time to party!

chrismukkah invitations
Mail your guests a fun mash-up Chrismukkah invitation! Mix some Hanukkah confetti and some sparkly snow confetti, and add a handful to each envelope. You can also choose from a variety of our Christmas invitations or Chanukah invitations – there’s something for everyone! Make sure your friends are in the holiday spirit by sending along a Chrismukkah favor before the party even starts. Try one of these:

  • Send a plush blue Santa hat to each guest. Family and friends can wear them to your party, and this wearable is a classy reference to both Hanukkah and Christmas!
  • Want a fun gag gift? Make a Santa hat yamaka to send with each invite. Just glue a white pompom onto a red kippah. Guests will love this tongue-in- cheek wearable!
  • Of course, a few chocolate coins in the envelope is sure to be a hit! This Christmas stocking staple is also passed out during Chanukah.
  • Are families invited to your party? Send along a Chrismukkah picture book with each invite to those guests with children. Blintzes for Blitzen by Elise Okrend, My Two Holiday by Danielle Novack, and Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Selina Alko are great choices.

Go all out with your Chrismukkah invite with a Christmas and Winter Holiday Custom Caricature Invitation! Design your own invite with our caricature artist – mix and match all sorts of holiday traditions.

Choose the right wording for your invite to make sure everyone has a holly jolly Chrismukkah! Try one of these options:

It’s a holiday mash-up!
Chrismukkah is here and
You’re invited for some holiday cheer!

Oy to the World!
Join Kate and Jack for a
Chrismukkah celebration!

Spin the dreidel, decorate the tree,
And join us for a Chrismukkah party!

Send your invitations out to family and friends at least 6-8 weeks before your party – December is a busy time of year and you want to make sure everyone RSVPs with a yes!

chrismukkah decorations and party supplies
Mixing Christmas and Hanukkah into one celebration is a snap if you have the right decorations! Set the tone with a personalized Chrismukkah theme banner at your entrance.

And while you’re at it, turn your entrance into a photo op with some standups. A Santa Claus cutout greets guests with a Chrismukkah message on one side, while a dreidel cutout “spins” on the other. Plus, use some of these other decorating tips to make your holiday party merry and bright:

  • Hang Happy Hanukkah banners and Merry Christmas banners in every doorway. Layer them for extra holiday cheer!
  • Of course, you’ll want to mix red and green balloon bouquets with blue and white bouquets. Put a bunch of each in the corners of your venue and at party hot spots, like the entrance, buffet, bar and favor table. Balloons are an easy way to fill an entire room!
  • Turn your tree into a Chrismukkah mash-up! Decorate with blue and white bulbs, add Hanukkah tinsel garland, and top your tree with a Star of David. For your menorah, use red and green candles instead of white.
  • Wrap any presents under the tree in either Christmas or Chanukah wrapping paper for a festive mix, and don’t forget to hang blue and red stockings by the fire!
  • Tis the season to decorate your guests! Let them choose between Christmas party sunglasses and Star of David sunglasses as they arrive. Plush blue santa hats work with both holidays, too!

chrismukkah table decorations and menu
Your party will be merry and bright when you decorate your tables with both Chanukah paper goods and Christmas paper goods. If your family and friends are joining you for a sit down meal, dedicate each table to either one or the other holiday. You’re sure to have one holly jolly Chrismukkah!

Serve everyone’s favorite holiday dishes at your Chrismukkah party! Start with these ideas, and add in your family’s favorites:

Hanukkah: Potato latkes (with a variety of toppings – apple sauce, sour cream, pesto); brisket and spare ribs (main course); donuts and other fried treats; blintzes

Christmas: Stuffed mushrooms; turkey and stuffing; cranberry sauce; sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes

Desserts: Try a cookie decorating station! Display pre-cooked sugar cookies in Christmas tree and dreidel shapes, and let your guests decorate them with green, red, white and blue frosting. Put holiday sprinkles of all kinds in bowls for people to choose from!

Drinks: Serve your favorite holiday cocktails in blue and red glow drinkware. Add blue and green led ice cubes for a colorful, festive touch! Plus, these Chrismukkah water bottle labels will add a personalized touch to your holiday gathering.

chrismukkah activities and party games
Keep your family and friends in the holiday spirit by adding a few of these Chrismukkah traditions to your party:

  • Caroling: Go caroling and sing a combination of both Christmas and Hanukkah songs.
  • Dreidel Game: Play the dreidel game to win candy canes instead of gelt (chocolate coins)!
  • Searching for Gelt: Send the kids on a scavenger hunt for gelt, chocolate Santas, and mini candy canes.
  • Cookie Exchange: Have adults bring 2 dozen of their favorite holiday dessert or cookie. Have each family fill up a mixed tray to take home for the holiday season! Or pass out fun Chrismukkah theme custom cookies.

Of course, observe the special traditions for each holiday as well. Decorating the Christmas tree, lighting the menorah, and present exchanges are all a must!

Don’t forget to have a mish-mash playlist of favorite holiday tunes:

  • Baby, It’s Cold Outside by Frank Sinatra
  • Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah by Erran Baron Cohen
  • A Holly Jolly Christmas by Burl Ives
  • Chanukah Bamba by Shira Kline
  • White Christmas by Bing Crosby
  • Light One Candle by Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Jingle Bells by Jim Reeves
  • Sevivon Sov Sov Sov by Kenny Ellis
  • The Christmas Song by Nat King Cole
  • Judah Macabee, The Hammer by Peter and Ellen Allard
  • Here Comes Santa Claus by Gene Autry
  • Chanukah Blessings by Julie Silver
  • Feliz Navidad by Jose Feliciano
  • Happy Joyous Hanuka by The Klezmatics
  • It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by Johnny Mathis

After spending a festive evening with friends and family, make sure to send them home with a gift to remember your Chrismukkah party!

july in christmas party favor
As family and friends head out the door, pass out personalized Chrismukkah theme party favor bags filled with holiday treats:

Or you can fill up these Christmas present favor boxes with your favorite candies – think chocolate gelt and mini candy canes! Pile them high on your favor table for guests to grab as they head home.

Enjoy planning your holiday mash-up party, and Happy Chrismukkah from everyone here at Party411!