Christmas Games for Entire Family To Enjoy

The tree is resplendent with baubles and fairy lights, and the house is decked with holly and tinsel. The kitchen table is groaning under the weight of favorite dishes cooked up for the holiday and family and friends are due to arrive to celebrate Christmas together. To make the most of the holiday season and appreciate the togetherness it offers fill your home with fun Christmas games you can all enjoy. Take a stand against electronic devices that promote solitary bubbles and invest in some family-friendly games everyone can participate in. Here are some of the top fun games to bring everyone together.

Christmas Monopoly

Ditch the top hat and take a trip round this classic board with a roast turkey, a snowman, Santa or a reindeer, as the popular board game is now available in a festive Christmas edition. Advance to a Christmas party or sprouts, and invest your Monopoly cash in Santa’s grotto or his workshop. Just in case the board game leads to squabbles over cheating or choice of tokens, Monopoly set up a special hotline to call to prevent family bust-ups.

Christmas Games for Entire Family To Enjoy

 

Christmas Trivia

Pit your knowledge of holiday trivia against your family members in this fabulously festive Christmas game. This fun format tests your knowledge over five categories: Christmas traditions, carols, movies, stocking stuffers and the North Pole. With over 1200 questions in its arsenal, Christmas Trivia will keep you playing until long after bedtime.

Christmas Games for Entire Family To Enjoy

Letters to Santa

This family-friendly card game is based on the Love Letters game and is very popular with younger members of the gathering.  Play time is around twenty minutes. Luck and deduction will win the day.  This one to keep the children entertained while you grapple with basting the turkey, as it is suitable for 2 – 4 players.

Christmas Games for Entire Family To Enjoy

Christmas Bingo

Christmas games don’t have to use a traditional board on the dining room table.  Bingo, for instance, can be played in the living room as well as the kitchen. All you need is a flat surface. This game comes complete with a bingo spinner, bingo game cards and bingo chips. Instead of matching numbers to those called this festive edition of the game has players matching Christmas symbols and characters to declare “Bingo”. For a different take on holiday bingo, you can opt for Ugly Sweater Christmas Bingo or Nativity Christmas Bingo.

Christmas Games for Entire Family To Enjoy

Reindeer Ring Toss Game

Toss a ring on an inflatable reindeer antler in this enjoyable game that will get everyone on their feet. Christmas games like this will amuse and delight the younger members of the family as they take aim with a ring aimed at the reindeer antlers strapped to your head. Bring this game out to defuse any tension caused by squabbling over Christmas Monopoly.

Christmas Games for Entire Family To Enjoy

The Santa Claus Game

Educational and entertaining, the Santa Claus board game offers hours of family fun.  Each player gets to give gifts from their present filled sleigh. This game incorporates fun Christmas-themed activities, such as singing a holiday song as players move around the winter wonderland board. Young children adore this game as they act out the role of Santa.

Christmas Games for Entire Family To Enjoy

Gifts for the Halloween Party Host and Hostess

Everyone loves a spooky Halloween party and the chance to dress up in outrageous costumes. It is only natural that guests will consider Halloween themed gifts to take along to the party host and hostess, and there is no shortage of fabulous gifts to choose from. From wine and glassware, to candles and candle holders, there is an amazing selection of Halloween themed gifts your hosts will appreciate.

Wine

Sinister Hand  is a Yakima Valley red wine. It is an excellent gift to take along to a Halloween costume party for adults with its Sinister Hand label. With its distinctive cherry and olive flavors it is perfect to pair with dark chocolate Halloween candy.

Hailing from Dracula’s home of Transylvania, Werewolf Cabernet Sauvignon is a Romanian red wine, a must for the scariest night of the year. This juicy wine can be savored under a full moon. With closed eyes the Californian red Banshee Pinot Noir can be imagined as banshee blood. This rich, heady wine has a label befitting the occasion.

werewolf cabernet sauvignon

Candles

Candles add that special creepy ambience to the Halloween party and make excellent gifts. This pumpkin-shaped candle with a copper finish is just what the witches ordered .

When the lid is lifted and the candle lighted, it burns for 25 hours. A black skull candle is just made for Halloween, as are these creepy floating skull candles.

Candle Holders

Halloween gifts of candles can be complemented with spooky candle holders. These stone skull candle holders are certainly grisly with a realism that is scary.

and these black lace tea-light holders have a look of a spider’s web:

Yankee Boots Witches Boot Candle Holders are uniquely hair-raising and will be loved by the party host who goes out of their way to ensure the right ambiance is foremost in their home each October 31st.

Perfume

Just because your scary party hosts are dressed like skeletons or zombies it doesn’t mean they want to smell like death. Treat them to a special All Hallow’s Eve fragrance with a more pleasant aroma than the grave. For the host, consider Halloween Man or Halloween Man Shot by Jesus Del Pozo. Man Shot is an aromatic mix of cardamom and black pepper.

Jesus Del Pozo also offers a Halloween range for women, including perfumes, body lotion and shower gel. Halloween For Women was inspired by a vamp and is floral and romantic.

Halloween for women

Glassware

Halloween party hosts will appreciate a gift of themed glassware if their party will be rocking with guests. Premier Home and Gifts offers a choice selection of All Saint’s Eve glassware ranging from Drink up Witches stemless wine glasses to Vampire Lips double old fashioned glasses. There are also Day of the Dead wine glasses and Dance of the Dead highball glasses.

These super cute glitter glasses put the glitz into any scary occasion.

halloween glitter glasses

and these spider infested stemless wine glasses are handmade.  Just search Etsy.com for “Spider Infested wine glasses”.

Spider Infested wine glasses

Hang It

Finally this rope draped ‘warning’ sign can be hung from the house where all arriving guests will be sure to see it.  Setting the right tempo for the evening, this entertaining, authentic slate notice will be an early hit of the party.  Designed in slate, emblazoned with Beware of the Witch, this forbidding sign looks great hanging from the front door or the gate.  Just search Etsy for “Beware of the witch”.

Fruity Parties For Children

Whether it’s a children’s birthday party and you want to keep everyone calm by limiting the E numbers and additives, or a summer bash where appetites favor something light, why not fruit up your next party with delicious fruity treats. In addition to serving fresh fruit in stylish ways you can decorate the party with super colorful themes.

Fruity Decor

Accentuate the fruity theme with realistic fruit balloons shaped like pineapples, watermelon slices and strawberries. This was found on Etsy.com.

This tasty looking summery garland announces party time in a fruity fashion. It’s also on Etsy.com; just search for “Fruit Honeycomb Garland”.

or you can download and print your own party banners, such as this strawberry bunting from SimonMadeIt.com

If you are serving adults, then give your tasty treats a fruity boost with these festive cocktail sticks, ideal for olives and cheese.

Fruity Party Food

Fruit Kabobs
Fruit kabobs are not only incredibly easy to prepare and look fabulous; they are also mouth-wateringly tempting and very healthy. Bamboo skewers are simply threaded with a selection of different fruits, either whole or cut into pieces. Great fruits to use include strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, melon, grapes and orange segments. Avoid using fruit which will discolor once cut as presentation is important. Fruit skewers can be served with dips such as honey infused Greek yogurt topped with cinnamon, or melted chocolate. Grilled fruit kabobs are another variation: simply brush the skewered fruit with honey and grill until the kabobs are caramelized.

Watermelon Fruit Pizza
Fruit pizza with a watermelon base is the perfect summer food and will go down a treat with health conscious guests. Top the base with yogurt instead of cheese and use fruit toppings such as berries and kiwis, garnished with fresh mint or basil leaves.

Individual Fruit Servings

Fill individual plastic glasses with one fruit so your guests can choose their favorite. Summery choices are grapes, strawberries, blueberries, peach and pineapple cubes. Alternatively the fruit cups can be mixed up and served as individual fruit salads.

Fruit Art

If you are feeling artistic why not display your fruity offerings as art. This fruit bunny’s head will be a big hit at a children’s party.


This banana and grape sheep will go down a treat.


And this apple frog is absolutely adorable for youngsters:

Fruity Canapes

Fruit canapes are delicious bites that add an elegant touch to the party. Great choices include cheese cocktail canapes topped with a grape or an olive, and kiwi slices shaped with a cookie cutter and topped with an individual raspberry.

Fruity Tarts

Small individual pastry cases filled with fresh fruit are another bite sized party food with summery appeal, as are individual mini cheesecakes topped with fruit or individual meringue nests filled with fruit and fresh cream.

Fruity Drinks

Combine fruit with lemonade to create deliciously refreshing fruity spritzers. Fruit such as kiwis or berries can be blitzed in the blender and then added to lemonade, and served with fruit slices and ice. Adults may prefer punch or sangria filled with plenty of fresh fruit. Slices of lemon and oranges give sangria a real summery kick.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

 

Tropical, summery, bright and brimming with joy, it is no wonder flamingo and pineapple parties are massively popular for such a wide variety of occasions. The fun and vibrant theme can be adapted to bridal and baby showers, children’s birthdays, bachelorette parties, house warming parties and pool parties.

 

Inflatable Pink Flamingos

The must have item at every flamingo and pineapple party is pink flamingos. Giant inflatable pink flamingos are essential for pool parties, a trend popularised by celebrities such as Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties
You can fill the pool with ornamental floatables for a decorative touch with the wow factor or there are giant flamingo floats to frolic on.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

Welcome Flamingos

Welcome your guests with a Let’s Flamingo party yard sign  (right)that can be personalized to your party theme. It sets the right tone of fun even before they pull into the driveway.

Another welcoming touch is these pink flamingo lawn signs (below) that can be placed to lead a path to the door. These waterproof signs are a delight to children and adults alike.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

 

 

 

 

To continue the warm welcome, issue your guests with a flamingo or party like a pineapple cone party hat, or a quirky pineapple glitter headband.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

Balloons and Banners

This tropical party decoration kit (below) has everything you need to get the tropical flamingo party decor started.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

The kit includes pineapple and flamingo balloons and banners, and a tropical leaves garland.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

 

 

These giant pineapple balloons on Etsy look realistic enough to eat.  This handmade item can be found by searching for Pineapple Balloon.

 

 

And this giant flamingo balloon (below) will become everyone’s new best friend.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties
Flamingo bunting will bring a smile to party goers faces and this Let’s Flamingle glitter banner is perfect for bachelorette parties.  Search Etsy for “Let’s Flamingle Banner”.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

This flamingo party pompoms (below) is designed to hang above the table and are irresistibly cute.  Search Etsy for “Flamingo party pompom decoration”.
Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

This wooden flamingo embellished with gorgeous paper floral appliques makes a striking centrepiece for a flamingo and pineapple themed baby shower. Search Etsy for the term “Floral Flamingo”.
Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

Table Decor

It is so easy to extend the flamingo and pineapple theme to the table. Pineapples scattered across the table are a natural choice and can be sliced into a fruit dessert once the savory dishes are eaten. Food can be served on these flamingo paper plates and drinks enjoyed from flamingo paper cups, from Walmart.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

Matching napkins and flamingo drinking straws add to the cheery theme

Cupcakes nestled in pineapple or flamingo cupcake wrappers can be artfully displayed on this beautiful flamingo cake stand.  Just search Etsy for a “Truly Flamingo Cake Stand”.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

These fabulous flamingo cake toppers add the finishing touch to your party food.  Just search for “Flamingo cake topper” in Etsy.com

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

Fabric

At Spoonflower you can find flamingo and pineapple adorned fabric that can be used for tablecloths and scatter cushions. It would look ideal for both indoors and outside. Pineapple fabric would be the perfect backdrop for a table topped with flamingos  and Spoonflower has a tempting array of flamingo adorned fabrics, such as below.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

Party Favors

There are lots of inexpensive flamingo and pineapple themed party favors to round off the party. Little girls will adore flamingo friendship bracelets and these Let’s Flamingle hair ties are perfect for bachelorette party favors.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties

These fancy flamingo magnetic bookmarks are the perfect thank you for attending gift.  Search for “Flamingo Magnetic Bookmark” in Etsy.com.

Flamingo and Pineapple Parties