The season of Christmas Parties and holiday gatherings is fast approaching. Looking for ideas to turn the standard Christmas Party into one that is both fun and helps out other people? Take a look at these clever ideas.
Christmas Parties With Gifts That Give
Rather than people bringing White Elephant Gifts to exchange, encourage them to show up with the following instead:
Gloves, Knit Hats, and Scarves Party
Ask guests to hang them on an undecorated tree as they enter the party. Soon the tree will fill with “ornaments”. The generosity will have a lasting impact on those folks in need of warm clothing. Along the same lines, host a “coat them with love” party and build a coat tree as participants arrive.
Get everyone’s e-mail address and follow up with a photo of the gifts being delivered to a nonprofit.
Other ideas of presents for guests to bring include:
- Dog and cat food for an animal shelter
- Care kits for the homeless
- Toys for nonprofits that provide Christmas for children who would otherwise go without.
A Bake Double Party
Who doesn’t love a good Christmas cookie exchange? Ask guests to bring 2 dozen cookies. That way your friends and family will enjoy one dozen for cookie sampling. And, also, provide special treats for individuals who don’t get many gifts,.
Just make sure that you arrange with the charitable organization ahead of time. Some nonprofits are unable to accept food not prepared in their own facilities.
More Christmas Parties That Give Back
Adopted Angels And Wrap Party
This one sounds heavenly doesn’t it. Select several angels off of the Salvation Army Angel Tree or other entities. Divide up lists for guests to shop for. Bring everyone back together and enjoy some hot chocolate and snacks while wrapping gifts.
Christmas Card Creation Party
Do you and your friends enjoy arts and crafts? A Christmas Card makers party will be right up your alley. Get to crafting and Christmas snacking while making cards that can be given to nursing home residents, veterans, elderly who live alone, etc…
Christmas Parties To Take On The Road
Why not bring the party festivities to individuals who find themselves working over the holidays. Or to the home bound who can’t get out to see Christmas decorations.
For example, first responders such as EMTs and firefighters would love to be thought of with Christmas chow and mini Christmas trees brought to them at the station. Or shut ins in the community, delighted to hear a group of Christmas carolers
Spread joy anonymously and randomly, by decorating rocks with encouraging messages and placing them around the community for others to find. Check out The Kindness Rocks Project™ for inspiration.
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