15 Christmas Party Themes that will be hot in 2023
Come and chat to the Eventologists Team for Ideas and Inspiration at the CHS show to plan for Christmas 2023 theming. When you are planning to host a party in the middle of winter, there is an abundance of ideas for you to take inspiration from and create a magical Christmas atmosphere in any venue. It ‘tis the season to give and celebrate and everyone wants the latest ideas and on trend inspo to make your Christmas Office Party, the best yet!
Here’s our top 15 predictions of what is going hot for Christmas 2023!
- A glitzy Winter Wonderland
Dazzle your guests from the moment they enter the glitzy Christmas winter event, it’ll greet them and give them an incite of what’s in store for the special evening! Everything shining from every angle, guests will be feeling glamorous but most certainly in the Christmas spirit. A snow cave tunnel, a white wintery foliage entryway, the gates of an ice palace, an arrangement of fairy lights in white and blue, splashes of silver everywhere… all the possibilities are out there for you! Will this be the choice for you?
- Winter Enchanted Forest
I know what you’re thinking an enchanted forest in winter that can’t be Christmassy enough… Imagine this! Snowy branches, pinecones, Christmas trees and frozen flowers bringing a dashing enchantment feeling with them. The crisp white and silvery tones make a look that can be equally elegant and luxurious as it can be magical, being the perfect touch of decoration to add to a both a classy and whimsical winter event. These elements are truly versatile, as they can work as a grand entrance, as venue decoration and props, as well as they can be the pivotal piece in a ton of marvellous centrepieces. Even if you are not totally sold on the winter foliage, you can always take inspiration from the colour scheme and get traditional floral arrangements in winter tones, making a smart fusion of both winter tropes and classic decorations!
- A white Christmas
Grab your sleigh, take the classic route, and go fully snowy at your party! Winter and snow go hand in hand, so why not take advantage of it and make your event a snowy paradise? You can make your venue look like it got caught in the middle of a gorgeous snow day, adding different elements such as snowed trees, fake snow covering the décor, the tables, the floor, and draping the room in a sheet of frost white. You can also add beautiful snowflakes everywhere, to big ones hanging from the ceiling to create a magical atmosphere, to little ones to show table numbers or any other pieces of information you want to showcase, just let it snow all over the place!
- Ice Ice Baby
Freeze your venue and turn it into an ice palace, giving it a sharp, whimsical look. Even though snow and ice could go hand in hand, the former tends to be associated with a cosy mood, while the latter has a more mysterious edge to it, allowing for regal, superbly elegant looks. Bringing this element to your venue would be a magnificent way of giving winter a royal, stunning look, whether it be with actual ice, in the shape of sculptures and centrepieces, or with decorations made from materials that guard a close resemblance to it, like hanging stalactites, fountains, or chandeliers! The right lighting can be your best ally when it comes to transforming your venue into a fantasy of ice, for it can make it all shine in the right way. Also, if you want to be truly daring and innovative, you can add a unique touch to your party and make it an Ice and Fire theme! This style goes into fantasy territory instead of classic winter, but it sure will be a hit with those that love to step out of the ordinary!
5. A twinkling Christmas
Your guests will be shining like stars from the moment they walk into their 2023 Christmas event! Walk through a light up tunnel on arrival, taking you into a room full of soft flittering lights and silver Twinkling Trees everywhere. Fairy lights are synonyms with Christmas, and they can help set the scene for a wintertime event, as they can make a room look as cosy as they can make it look magical, which are two undeniable characteristics of the season. They are truly versatile and easy to incorporate into any setting in many ways, such as in a traditional way of decorating trees, dangling from the ceiling, or even as full curtains helping create different ambiances in the room.
- A Christmas Story
Or you could go full Christmas and transform the place into a holiday fantasy, with Christmas lights and Christmas decorations filling up the room! Corporate and formal events don’t usually follow this route, so this would be a great way to surprise your attendees by making Christmas day arrive early. You can start by picking a classic red, green and white colour palette, and from there you can get creative with how much of the festive spirit you want to incorporate into your party. Christmas trees, fairy lights, candy canes, snowmen, garlands and bows, bells, candles, snow globes, holly and mistletoe, they are all there for you to choose your favourite ones! Be extra fun and make your menu a collection of holiday classics, and you are guaranteed to give a party for the ages!
- A Gatsby Christmas
Parties in the winter season are known to be perfect for glamour and elegance, for everybody loves to don their best gala outfits on the occasion of a holiday event, so, this might be the right time to design that glitzy event you’ve been dreaming about. Red carpet entrance, black and gold sparking all over the room with dazzling seasonal details that make the party stand out from a regular one, like subtle touches of fake snow, ice sculptures, and hints of silver everywhere to make the atmosphere chilling in the best, most elegant way! Add those themed, glamourous, black-tie Gatsby Christmas hints to really bring that Great Gatsby feeling to your Christmas event!
- Christmas in Hollywood
Or, instead of a classic black-tie party, you could give the concept a twist and turn it into a Hollywood wintertime fantasy! Turn the glamour up and add classic, old-time Hollywood details to your event making your guests feel like movie stars. Bring out inspiration from classic movies that take place during the wintertime and holiday season, like Love Actually, Home Alone or Die Hard, and add hints from them to your décor and concept. Mixed up with classic Hollywood and holiday elements, it is guaranteed that you will have an unforgettable event for the ages!
9. Pink Christmas
Come on Barbie Lets go Party! Even Christmas can be pink this year there are no limitations. Have your guests feeling like they have entered their dream land with a full pink theme Christmas party. Too much pink? Never! Pink Christmas trees, pink lights, pink backdrops, and props all around the venue it’ll be a complete pink Christmas dream. Pink symbolised love which is what Christmas is all about, everyone will be spreading the love and joy in the pink Christmas magical space. Are you ready to party like never before?
10. Journey to Narnia
The classic tale of C.S. Lewis is a timeless favourite when it comes to themed winter and holiday parties, and for good reason! You can transform your venue into the enchanted world of Narnia and take your guests there for a whimsical and splendid time, surrounded by forests, knights, magical creatures and friends, and the spirit of the holidays. A truly immersive theme, a Narnia theme is sure to be loved by everybody.
- Party in a Snow Globe
To keep things cosy and picture-perfect, you can throw a party inside a snow globe! Well, not really, but you can make your venue space look exactly like one, with the help of draping, lighting and props! What could be more immersive and awe-inspiring than gathering in an atmosphere that feels as lovely as snow globes look? This truly unique setting will give you tons of fantastic photo ops for your attendees to enjoy, and maybe you could even have fake snow fall at random, to make the experience all the most magical and unforgettable!
- Cosy Little Christmas
If you want a theme that diverts from the usual glamourous and glitzy atmosphere that reigns in holiday corporate party scene, you might want to take things in a completely opposite direction and go for a Cosy Christmas feeling! Instead of adding layers of glitter and shiny things, go for a cosy and warm mood. Yule logs, bonfires, windows covered in snow, classic colours and garlands in knitted fashion and flannels, hot drinks and roasted chestnuts, all of those things can make a perfectly cosy ambiance, making guests feel at home. Undoubtedly, a creative and original twist for a holiday party.
13. Après Ski Celebration
On the other hand, if you are looking for an option that does not rely on the conventional holiday style, an Après Ski themed party could be the ideal choice for you, for it blends fantastically with the winter season, without being Christmas related. Transform your venue into a glamorous yet cosy ski lodge, set a dressing code for your invitees, and everybody will be transported to a truly fun and immersive atmosphere!
- Sweet like Gingerbread cookies
Nothing says home for Christmas quite like the smell of gingerbread coming from your family kitchen. Transform your event to a warm, cosy homely atmosphere. Welcome guests through a gingerbread inspired entranceway, fairly lights hung setting the cosy feel from arrival. Make an incredible photo op with a gingerbread house and matching props around the venue making it the Christmas party they will remember. Not only will it create magical memories it will bring back childhood memories for guests making it extra special!
- Christmas in New York is a one-of-a-kind experience
Once upon a time I had a dream I was in New York City for Christmas… Why not make it your reality! Mesmerise your guests taking them to snowy New York City for a Christmas party they won’t ever forgot. Transform your venue into a snowy haven with fairly lights everywhere, LED signage and Christmas trees decorated so elegantly it will capture everyone’s attention. Keep the New York theme flowing with signage and yellow taxi props throughout the venue. It’ll have guests feeling like they are in New York city and dreams do come true!