Holiday Hoedown Part 2: Themes and Decorations

Classic Holiday

Your good old fashioned holiday gathering with friends, family, food and fun. Keep it simple and sweet. Adorn the tree with lights and decorations, get some festive plates, put on a classic holiday playlist and enjoy each others' company until it's time to leave! 

Giant Holly

Snowman Place Setting

Paper Christmas Tree

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Plaid Party

Plaid and Flannel from fashion to decor to tablecloths! Bring a splash of country to your holiday party and theme it with plaid. Ask guests to wear their fanciest flannels and plaid attire and decorate your place with some snazzy stripes.

Plaid Tree

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Plaid Reindeer

Ugly Sweater

Dawn your ugliest, comfiest holiday sweater and bring your pals over for a few beers and a wonderful time! Host an ugliest sweater contest, or even gather around to make your own ugly  sweaters!

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Ornament Party

Run to Michael's Crafts or your local Dollar Tree and pick up supplies to make the ultimate Christmas ornaments! Invite your friends over for crafts and cheer, make festive memories and more!

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Winter Wonderland

Whether the weather outside is frightful or it's very much delightful, turn your place into a winter wonderland to cozy up with your friends! Splashes of white, fake snow and hot cocoa are perfect to make your house merry and bright for your Winter Wonderland gathering.

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Cotton Ball Snow

Banister Sledding Penguins

Snowman Door

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Holiday Movie Marathon Guide


Types of Marathons:

“All By Myself”

This marathon is done with me, myself and I. Watch classic movies that bring you the most joy during the holiday season or spice it up by watching things that are completely new. This marathon is done on a schedule that abides by your schedule—bang it all out in a day, or make a countdown out of it.

“Significant Other”

Enjoying a cozy holiday movie with the special guy or gal in your life is a pretty sweet way to spend a snowy day. Watch your favorite holiday RomComs and snuggle close by the fire with your SO.

“Family Night”

Watch movies with the fam! Whether you have little tots of your own or you’re sitting down with the whole extended crew, pop in a few of classic family favorites like It’s a Wonderful Life or a Charlie Brown Christmas.

“Paling Around”

Gather a couple of your pals for a night of fun, film, food and wine!


Consider a theme for the movies you wish to watch and create “wish lists.”

  • Family
  • Classics
  • Animated
  • Feel Good
  • RomCom
  • Nostalgia
  • Advent
  • Random

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Keep Cozy Checklist:

  • Blankets
  • Slippers
  • Pillows
  • Air Mattress
  • Pajamas
  • Candles

Food and Drink:

Candy Canes
Christmas Cookies
Hot Chocolate
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