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Selection of easy and fun Christmas pajama party ideas that the whole family are going to love. Young and old can enjoy this party together, whilst snuggling in some Christmas pajama’s and footies.
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Christmas can be such a hectic time of year. There are various end of year functions and celebrations to go to, which can certainly take it’s toll on the energy.
Sometimes it would be nice to just stay at home and relax in your pajama’s.
That’s why a Christmas pajama party is one of the best events that you could hold over this busy period.
Whether you decide to hold the party for just your immediate family, or for friends too, it will be an event that you can finally relax at and everyone of all ages will thoroughly enjoy.
How Do You Throw A Christmas Pajama Party?
It’s definitely a no fuss kind of party as everyone is literally in their pajama’s!
You can either ask everyone to wear their own pajama’s or you might like to provide everyone with some matching Christmas plaid pajama’s.
It would create some super adorable photos plus everyone loves snuggling up in new pajama’s!
There are several things that will ensure that you have a successful pajama party.
- Appropriate lighting and snuggle environment
- Pajama’s and footies
- Coordinate activities
- Food and drink
Let’s consider each of these in turn.
Ensure a Snuggle Environment
A Pajama party is all about comfort. You do not want guests to feel like they have to dress up, as this is the perfect time to let the hair down and snuggle up.
The way to create the perfect snuggle environment is to keep things simple and grab as many snuggle items that you can find.
The perfect items to gather together are:
Think you have gathered too many?
There isn’t such a thing. Throw them all together and let everyone really snuggle up. Ensure that your guests are as comfortable as possible.
Ensure that everyone wears their pajamas and footies or slippers. You might like to treat everyone with a new pair of each.
Consider your lighting to ensure that you create a truly relaxing environment.
Switch on the Christmas tree lights and add some other fairy lights around the house.
This will help create a truly winter wonderland feel.
Holiday Pajama’s Are Essential
It goes without saying that pajama’s at a Christmas pajama party are essential.
Whilst everyone could wear a pair of pajamas they already own, it will be a LOT more fun to coordinate some Christmas pajama’s that are either matching or in various styles.
One of the benefits of matching pajama’s is that if anyone feels a little awkward coming in them, everyone looks the same.
So no need to feel embarrassed!
Top it off with some footies to ensure that everyone is truly relaxed and comfortable.
Again you might like to gift everyone a pair of new footies.
What Do You Do At A Pajama Party?
Now that everyone is gathered at the Christmas pajama party, you need to have an idea of what to do.
There are lots of things to keep everyone occupied that really don’t need a lot of planning.
Some great ideas include:
- Host a Christmas movie: This is one of the simplest ways to spend the evening. Choose a favorite Christmas movie then snuggle down into that perfect environment you have set up.
- Play some board games: A Christmas pajama party is the perfect opportunity to play a variety of board games.
- Christmas Charades: For some light hearted fun, enjoy some Christmas charades together.
- Have a spa evening: This doesn’t need to be extravagant and can literally be a few foot spa’s, nail polish, face and eye masks. It’s about relaxing and this will do just that.
- Have a photo shoot: If everyone is wearing their new Christmas plait pajamas and footsies, why not have some fun taking photos around the Christmas tree? You will not only have a lot of fun and create a lot of laughs, but you will be left with some gorgeous lasting memories of a wonderful evening together.
- Karaoke: Karaoke is a popular activity to hold at pajama parties, so to make it more festive ensure that all the tunes you sing are Christmas related. This will definitely ensure that everyone gets into the festive mood.
- Pillow fight: This one would definitely be loved by the younger guests (or the young at heart). Give everyone a lovely soft pillow and let some harmless fun begin.
What Food Do You Eat At A Christmas Pajama Party?
Whilst there are various foods you could serve at a Christmas pajama party, one thing you can’t ignore is the hot chocolate.
You could chose to serve some simple hot chocolate, or you could decide to set up an entire hot chocolate bar.
You will want to ensure that you have various flavors of hot chocolate plus have lots of fun toppings available like marshmallows, sprinkles, chocolate, nuts and whipped cream.
Set it all up and let guests help themselves. They will seriously love it.
A pajama party is a relaxed affair so try and keep the food that way. Think of snacking and grazing food options like:
- Meat and cheese platters
- Pop corn
- Chips and dip
- Sliders or pizza
- Chocolate fondue
- Donuts and cookies
There are lots of simple delicious Christmas recipes that you can also make if you would particularly like some festive treats.
A Christmas pajama party is one of those parties that is going to feel like a breath of fresh air.
It’s a relaxing affair that allows you to let you hair down, whilst still having the ultimate festive feel. A pajama party can be one of those awesome things to do on Christmas eve that everyone can get involved in.
Never tried one before? Once you start, it will become a yearly tradition.
What are your favorite Christmas pajama party ideas?
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