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Tips for Throwing a Perfect HoliGay Christmas Party!

by | Dec 13, 2023

Winter is upon us, and it’s time to prep the perfect Holigay Christmas Party this year! The Christmas season is undeniably one of the most festive and colorful times of the year. The holiday season offers an extra special reason to deck the halls! Gays have an innate talent for infusing creativity and flair into their gatherings and parties! A fabulous gay Christmas party is the way to show your unique ability to turn any event into a memorable extravaganza!

Holigay Christmas Brunch and Sweets

Gays love brunch, and that’s never been a secret. A Christmas party is the perfect excuse to throw brunch. Consider offering a wide range of dishes to accommodate various dietary preferences and keep things fresh. Including savory classics like quiches and fruit platters, as well as vegan pancakes and gluten-free pastries can also keep it interesting! Don’t forget to embrace the Christmas classics! Gingerbread decorating kits and sugar cookies for a creative and interactive twist. 

DIY food stations are also fun, and super easy! A build-your-own omelet bar or a mimosa station stocked with various fruit juices and garnishes are great options! It allows your guests to customize their plates and drinks to their heart’s content. 

Cheers to the Holigays! 

Christmas offers a delightful array of themed cocktails to elevate your holiday celebrations. You could try red and green jello shots, creative peppermint schnapps mixtures, or spiked eggnogs that are annual staples. For an extra touch of extravagance, consider using edible glitter to make these festive libations shine even brighter.  If you need some ideas, be sure to check out last year’s Stoli Holiday Cocktails, if you need some inspiration! 

For the non-drinkers, mock-tail versions are easy alternatives to alcoholic drinks! Craft creative mocktails that tantalize the taste buds! This ensures that everyone can revel in the holiday spirit with a refreshing and alcohol-free alternative.

Don your HoliGay Apparel and Trade Gifts! 

When it comes to festive activities, there are plenty of amusing options to keep your guests entertained. Consider hosting an “ugly sweater contest,” where attendees can don their most outlandishly decorated holiday sweaters for a chance to win quirky prizes. 

If your party knows each other well enough, white elephant gift exchanges can be a lot of fun. If you don’t know, this is where participants bring wrapped, sometimes amusing, and occasionally bizarre gifts to exchange. However, they’re not for a specific person. Instead, everyone makes a game of it and gets a random gift, and everyone opens them together. It’s fun and can bring about laughter and a sense of bonding over something possibly ridiculous! 

For a touch of tradition, you can play Find the Pickle. A hidden pickle ornament is discreetly placed in the Christmas tree. The guest who discovers it first receives a special reward or recognition. These activities not only add merriment to your Christmas gathering but also create cherished memories for all to share. And depending on how gay your party is, this doesn’t have to be an actual pickle…if you catch our meaning! 

Creating a Fabulously Festive HoliGay Christmas Environment

Decorating for a Christmas party is a wonderful opportunity to infuse your space with warmth and holiday cheer. Begin with the essentials: a beautifully adorned Christmas tree as the centerpiece, embellished with a mix of sentimental ornaments and glittering lights. To create an inviting ambiance, consider using aromatic candles.

Scents such as cinnamon or pine scents, to fill the air with a cozy atmosphere. String lights throughout the room for a magical glow, and incorporate festive wreaths, garlands, and mistletoe in strategic, discreet locations. 

Table settings can be adorned with seasonal centerpieces, like poinsettias or pinecones, and elegant dinnerware. Don’t forget to add pops of color like red and green! A touch of metallic silver and gold serves up some added glamor! Finally, personalize your decor with unique touches that reflect your personal style and the theme of your party!

Whether it’s a traditional Christmas look or a more contemporary and chic design, go with what feels right! The key is to create a festive and inviting atmosphere where your guests can lose themselves in the holiday spirit.

An old car decorated for Christmas.

Cherishing the Bonds that Matter

The holiday season is a time for embracing loved ones, both biological and found. For many in the LGBTQ+ community, found family plays a crucial role in providing support and love. Christmas parties are the perfect time to bring everyone together and express your love and gratitude. Share stories, hugs, and laughter as you create cherished memories together!

Hosting a HoliGay Christmas party is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate love, diversity, and acceptance. By paying attention to food, cocktails, decorations, attire, and the environment, you can create a magically festive atmosphere.

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Brian Webb

Brian Webb


Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award.An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content.Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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