Christmas is a season of time-honored traditions, and for many that means a celebration full of classic decor and seasonal touches. From stockings hung by the chimney with care to a curated playlist of holiday favorites, throw a cozy, traditional Christmas party that honors the old in a fresh, new way.
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Poinsettias are the flowers most associated with Christmas, so work tradition into a new type of tree made of classic bright, red plants. We used wall shelves, but you can use a bookcase, a stack of stands, or even a ladder painted white.
Download and print our gift tags to put on each plant for your guests to take home after the party as favors.
A hot chocolate bar can be fun for kids — and kids at heart. A red plaid tablecloth decorated with pine cones and poinsettias gives your spread a traditional look, and an arrangement of topping options make a cheerful display.
Festive glass mugs painted with Christmas trees add a sweet touch. Take it up a notch by serving our rich Dark Chocolate S’mores Cocoa, which you can serve with or without a spike of liquor. Don’t forget to rim the mugs with graham cracker crumbs before you fill them! Get the recipe
Nothing says traditional Christmas quite like homemade cookies — and these gingerbread reindeer with candy noses and a dusting of powdered sugar are a sure crowd-pleaser. Get the recipe