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7 Christmas Party Ideas for Teens

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When trying to figure out a cheap way to throw a Christmas party for your teen it may seem daunting with all the money you’re already spending for the holidays.

But there’s no need to worry when adding a little creativity and spontaneity to take over for a bash you’ll be glad you didn’t have to spend so much money on these Christmas party ideas for teens.

You can plan different fun ideas for activities, play the best Christmas games, and at the end of the night, I will guarantee that everybody will have a good time and a whole lot of fun.

7 Christmas Party Ideas for Teens

Let’s take a look at some ways to throw a teen Christmas party your kids will remember for years to come.

Christmas Party Invitations

Self-made invitations are always the best thing to make when it comes to all occasions.

Generic cards can seem plain and not inviting.

Some construction paper or scrapbooking paper, stickers, stamps, glitter and glue, and any other craft supplies can turn something mundane into a work of art.

Scrapbooking supplies are in no short supply these days and offer a wide range of items to spice up your invitations and make them how you want them to be.

Even adding tiny candy canes to cards can make them more special and show the gift-giving season.

Searching online is another option for crafty ideas that are also cheap.

You can pick up these Christmas Invitations cheaply and send them out.

Let your kids make these invitations so they can put their vibe on the party.

Christmas Party Decorations

Chances are your home is already decked out with Christmas décor, a Christmas tree, and Christmas lights.

But if not and you want some personal touches just for the party, a great idea is to use paper plates and plastic silverware because they are cheap and come in a bundle so you can save them for Christmas Day.

Regular silverware and plates can be used if you are short on cash and you don’t mind doing the dishes.

These are just two options for Christmas party ideas. Adding mistletoe is a nice touch and picking up fallen pine cones from the park is an easy and free way of adding to the party decorations.

Other decorations such as tinsel and candles are inexpensive decorations ideas enabling a low-budget Christmas party.

You can grab a whole kit of Christmas decor pretty cheap. It makes taking photos so much more fun when there are silly hats to wear and a photo background.

If you don’t have a ton of decor, adding some fun Christmas music as people enter can set a great atmosphere.

Fun Christmas Games for Teenagers

There are quite a few games and fun Christmas activities available out there to choose from that will fuel a fun teen Christmas party.

Some ideas to think about are, board games, Tic Tac Toe, Checkers, Speed Wrapping, an easy game where there’s a race to see who can wrap the present the fastest, Egg Nog Chug, and Two Truths and a Lie.

There are several other fun game options that I will list and talk about below.

Be creative and see what you can come up with adding a Christmas theme to the mix for a cheap Christmas party and a wonderful time.

If your teenager is hosting a party during the winter holiday season, they need to have more than food available and Christmas songs in the background.

Give your teen some ideas for holiday party games that will keep them entertained and engaged for a lot of Christmas fun.

Try as best as possible to have your teen lead and coordinate the games so that it doesn’t seem like you (or any adults) are running the show.

Speed Wrapping Game

Pick teams and have a contest of who can wrap a box the fastest blindfolded.

This is a simple game that is cheap to put together and will always bring laughter.

Passing the Card Game

Passing the Card At the beginning of the party, give each of the teens a piece of paper and have them write an activity on each slip.

Have them pass all the slips back in and place them in a bowl. These slips and activities represent dares that the person who ends up with the card must do.

Play a Christmas song in the background and have one player take a card from the bowl.

As long as the song is playing the player must pass the card quickly to his left. When the song stops, the player who has the card must do the task.

Some sample tasks may be to act like Santa Claus or to walk like a reindeer.

Christmas Carol Charades

This is a great game to play and so much fun. Write down popular holiday songs and Christmas carols on pieces of paper, fold them, and put them in a bowl. Divide the teens into two separate small groups.

Give the bowl to one team and have one team member take a slip out.

That player must use the rules of charades (no talking and no noise) to act out the song for his teammates.

He has one minute to get them to guess the name of the song.

If they get it right, the team gets one point.

Have each player go at least once. The team that has the most points at the end wins the game.

Two Holiday Truths and a Lie

This is a holiday variation on the classic game two truths and a lie.

Since many of the teens will have had weird and wacky holiday experiences, your guests will have a great time playing this and should have many memories to draw from.

Have one player go by telling two holiday-related truths and one holiday-related lie, in random order.

The group must then vote on which of the three phrases was a lie.

The player will then tell the group which one was actually a lie.

An example of two truths and a lie is, “I have been to Paris for Christmas; I once got a helicopter as a Christmas present, and I celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.”

Have each guest go at least once.

Necking the Snowman

This game works well as an icebreaker for a party. You need a snowman or other holiday-related item that is about the size of a baseball.

Divide your group into two teams, alternating boys and girls in a line.

This game is a relay race in which players must use their necks and chins (no hands) to pass the snowman from one end to the other, one person at a time, and back to the front.

The first team to get the snowman back to the front is the winner.

Teen Christmas Party Food

There are lots of recipes and goodies to try around the holidays.

Simple dips and chips will suffice, but cookies and cupcakes with an overall Christmas theme with add nicely to a cheap Christmas party idea.

Sugar cookie mixes are often under a dollar at the local store and can be cut into fun shapes and frosted.

You could even let the teens decorate cookies as one of the activities.

Rice Krispy Treats are also a fun way to bring holiday cheer to the party.

Add green food coloring to the mix while preparing and cutting to form little Christmas trees or one uniform tree and decorate with Red Dots and sprinkles.

Meat and cheese platters with shaped crackers are also an inexpensive way to feed the kids for a cheap teen Christmas party idea.

There are plenty of options out there; you just find what suits your budget and whether or not you want to bake.

Drink ideas for the time party can be anything from punch, apple juice, apple cider, tea, milk, egg nog, and whatever else you think the kids will enjoy.

Overall, keep it simple. Teenagers don’t normally eat plates of high-end food.

Think pizza rolls, cheese sticks, and finger foods.

Christmas Gift Exchange Ideas

Gift exchange is a nice way to bring about the cheer of the season. Secret Santa can be employed or a name exchange where each person attending the party put their name in the hat and draws to see whom they must buy or make a gift for.

A budget can be incorporated to make things fair so that no one feels like they have to buy someone something expensive. I think under $10 would be appropriate for a Christmas party for teenagers.

Gift ideas for a teenage Christmas party can be anything from candy to small stocking stuffers, stuffed animals, music, movies, and more.

Put your creative mind to work and see what you can come up with.

The best kind of party doesn’t have to cost a lot of money and DIY projects and activities make the party more original and fun.

While incorporating simple Christmas party ideas into one, you can create a great party that costs little money at all and still be a blast for your teen.

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or simply the joy of the season, winter is a time for festivities and lots of fun for the entire family.

If you are having a winter holiday party, you will want to implement your favorite Christmas party games during your event for your party guests.

The perfect game can make your party more enjoyable for everyone.

By using games at holiday parties that revolve around a winter theme, you can add cohesiveness to your event as well.

Merry Christmas!

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