Instead of hosting a traditional Christmas party this year, host a gathering that your friends or family will never forget.
We've put together five themed holiday parties to help inspire you this year, complete with menu suggestions, beverage recommendations, and activities to plan.
Have you been good this year, or are you getting coal? A fun costume party idea, complete with a "Yankee Swap" gift exchange.
Come wearing your tackiest Christmas sweater to this retro party that will take you back to your grade school days.
Bake your holiday best for a competition with your friends, Top Chef-style (then bring a couple home, with recipes, to snack on later).
Celebrate the magic of Christmas Eve and Christmas Morning with your closest friends before you leave to celebrate the real holiday with family.
A party inspired by the favorite holiday song, complete with a partridge in a pear tree.
Do you host an outrageous party of your own, or have ideas to add? Share your comments with us below.