Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be overwhelming and stressful. Entertaining a house full of people can be a challenge, especially when everyone is lingering in your kitchen, trying to steal a piece of honey baked ham. Use these easy entertaining ideas to keep everyone busy between the unwrapping of presents and eating the grand Christmas dinner.
Set the kids up with individual trays filled with a cup of melted butter and an array of sprinkle options. Bake some Christmas-shaped sugar cookies for them to decorate. The sprinkles and buttery mess will stay on the tray, which makes for a simple cleanup. This is an easy activity to keep the kids busy, and you’ll have beautiful Christmas cookies to give to Santa!
Classic Board Games
If you haven’t pulled out Monopoly or Cranium in some time, Christmas is the perfect time to do so. Board games are great for entertaining large groups. They’ll keep everyone laughing and busy, while you put the finishing touches on Christmas dinner.
Hot Cocoa Bar
Sipping on a smooth cup of hot cocoa by a warm fire is the ideal Christmas Eve picture. If you’re entertaining friends and family, though, you can take the stress off and create a hot cocoa bar where guests can customize their cocoa. Offer mix-ins, like chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, or mini marshmallows. Then your guests can pick their own stirrer, like candy canes, peppermint sticks, or cinnamon sticks. Next, have you guests top their drinks off with whipped cream, and give them alcoholic options, like rum, to spike their hot chocolate. Everyone will love this cute idea for customized hot chocolate at your Christmas party.