In today’s challenging world of dealing with a global pandemic, parties have gotten a little more difficult to plan. Getting the adults together may not seem like an option for the holidays in 2020. However, with a little help from technology you can still put together adult Christmas parties that are fun and exciting. With the holiday season quickly approaching, it’s time for you to begin planning your Christmas parties in a virtual space. You can still make just as many memories spending time together virtually as you can in person. There are all kinds of options to have holiday fun in a virtual setting that will still provide you with a memorable party. We have a few different adult Christmas party ideas that can help you get started with planning your event.

Murder mystery Christmas party  

A Christmas murder mystery is a great way to bring your adult friends together this Christmas to solve a crime and enjoy some laughs! There are many unique roles that each guest can take on as a detective, a suspect, or both! You will have a professional actor that will lead the entire show from start to finish. If you are the one hosting this party, once you set up a date and provide information to your guests, you will be all set! The professionals will take care of the rest of the work for you, which allows you to partake in the fun as well. 

We also have virtual murder mystery Christmas parties that are perfect for out-of-town guests! Similar to a live murder mystery event, a virtual murder mystery utilizes an online video platform, Zoom, to host the fun. 

This is the perfect Christmas party idea for adults because it gets everyone in your party engaged and involved in the mystery.

Some things to know about a Zoom murder mystery party: 

  • Up to 12 players can participate
  • Minimal planning on the host’s part 
  • A full two hour engaging experience 
  • BYOB – enjoy a beverage from the comfort of your home

This is the best way to plan a Christmas party for adults with minimal effort from you as the host! Simply contact the professionals at The Murder Mystery Company and they will grab the reins and run with your Christmas party theme.

Become a mixologist 

Missing out on the happy hour get-togethers with your friends? Bring happy hour to your own house for your holiday party this year! You can book a virtual happy hour with your adult friends this year for a holiday themed party that includes Christmas themed cocktails. Each person in your party will be sent all the necessary supplies to make their own cocktails from the comfort of their own home.  A virtual mixologist will lead you and your friends through the steps of making the special cocktail so you can all enjoy a virtual happy hour together. Cheers!

Make it a theme party

Is there a movie or TV show that everyone loves? Why not base your party around it? You could dress up as characters, decorate your space to look like the set, and serve food and drinks that fit the theme. For example, if you’re all fans of The Office, you could have a Dunder Mifflin-themed Christmas party complete with Dwight’s secret Santa gifts and a Pam-and-Jim style Christmas kiss.

Play Christmas themed games

Christmas party games are a great way to get everyone involved and laughing. There are tons of options out there, from traditional games with a Christmas twist to brand new games specifically designed for the holiday season. A few of our favorites include Christmas charades, Santa Piñata, and a Christmas song version of Name That Tune.

Have a potluck Christmas dinner

One of the best things about Christmas is all the delicious food that comes along with it. Why not make your party a potluck so everyone can contribute their favorite dish? Not only will this save you some money and hassle, but it’s also a great way to get everyone involved in the party planning.

Have a gift exchange

Christmas is all about giving, so why not make your party a gift exchange? This can be a lot of fun, and it’s a great way to ensure that everyone goes home with a present. You could do a traditional Secret Santa-style exchange, or mix things up with a white elephant or Dirty Santa game.

Have a tv-styled baking competition

Christmas is the perfect time of year for baking, so why not make your party a bake-off? This is a great activity for both kids and adults, and it’s sure to get everyone in the Christmas spirit. Be sure to have plenty of Christmas cookies on hand for taste-testing!

Christmas karaoke

What’s more festive than belting out your favorite Christmas carols? Make your party a karaoke night and let everyone show off their vocal talents (or lack thereof). You could even make it a competition, with prizes for the best and worst performers.

Have a holiday scavenger hunt

One of the best things about Christmas is all the beautiful holiday lights. Get everyone in the spirit by going on a scavenger hunt to find the best-decorated houses in your neighborhood. This is a great way to get some exercise and fresh air, and you might even discover some new favorite houses to visit each year.

Grab your popcorn for a movie marathon

If you’re looking for a low-key Christmas party, why not have a movie marathon? Pop some popcorn and settle in for a marathon of your favorite Christmas movies. This is the perfect way to relax and enjoy some quality time with friends or family.

Do some Christmas caroling

Get everyone in the holiday spirit with a good old-fashioned Christmas caroling session. You can wander around your neighborhood or visit a local nursing home to spread some cheer. Be sure to bring along some festive holiday snacks to keep everyone fueled up.

Become a gingerbread family

Gingerbread houses are a classic Christmas tradition, and they make for a great party activity. Get everyone in on the fun by having a gingerbread house decorating contest. Be sure to have plenty of candy and frosting on hand to help with the decorating.

Have an ugly sweater Christmas

One of the best things about Christmas parties is getting to wear your ugly holiday sweaters. Make it a contest and award a prize to the person with the ugliest sweater. This is sure to get everyone in the festive spirit, and it’s a great way to get some laughs.

What are you waiting for?

With these adult Christmas party ideas in hand, you should have everything you need to begin planning your very own party. Even with the challenges that this year has brought in terms of connecting with family and friends, these ideas are perfect for a safe, Christmas themed party that everyone can attend. Get started planning your event today for an adult only Christmas party that will bring excitement and joy to everyone this holiday season!