12 Fun and Festive Holiday Party Ideas

Sick of the same old holiday party formula? If you're looking for an alternative to egg nog, Christmas cookies and carols, we've got 12 fun ways to spice up your annual holiday bash (13 Photos)

Sara Gauchat on Nov 13, 2013 at 9:32AM

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12 Fun and Festive Holiday Party Ideas

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Create a Time Capsule

Give your guests something to do besides tipple and watch a ball drop at your New Year’s Eve bash. This year, create a group time capsule. “Ask each guest to either bring or write down something that represents 2011,” suggests lifestyle guru Steve Kemble. “Then ask everyone to write down a prediction for the coming year.” Their contributions may run the gamut from sentimental to side-splitting. Place all the timely treasures in whatever sort of time capsule you care to fashion, and promise everyone you’ll open it at next year’s party. The responses will be a huge hit at your soiree the following year — plus it’s a great way to keep ‘em coming back, naturally.

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