Cold sparkling cider. The aroma of roasting turkey. Moonlight glinting off a fresh blanket of snow just outside. We can think of few things as festive as throwing a holiday party. 

But the holidays are also a hectic time—travel, last-minute gift buying, and navigating family dynamics add strain to an otherwise “all is calm, all is bright” season. So, instead of making your list and checking it twice, let PAPYRUS create your holiday party checklist for you. That way you can sit back, plan in hand, with a cup of spiked eggnog.

Decide What Type of Party You Want to Throw

Or not. Your party type could be “my family’s coming over to open gifts.” Or you could choose a theme: Mulled Wine and Mistletoe. Decide whether you’re going to throw something informal or a more pulled-together affair. Or rather: Do you want your party to be a casual family get-together? Or are you ready to throw on that sequined gold skirt in the back of your closet? 

Make Your List

Naughty or nice, create a list of invitees. Your list should include number in the party, along with addresses.

Pick the Perfect Invitation

Tacky sweater party for your coworkers? (Give them a chuckle with the Butts Fallen Asleep Christmas card) Hanukkah feast for family? (You can’t go wrong with this exquisite blue-stitched Menorah card). An elegant cocktail open house? (This custom basil wreath invitation fits the bill.)

No matter the occasion or theme, find a PAPYRUS invitation, Christmas or Hanukkah card that reflects your get-together’s aesthetic and go from there.

Find the Best Holiday Party Supplies

Throw the Perfect Party with Decorations from PAPYRUS.

Shop Holiday Party Decorations

Choose Your Food

Serve cookies at a mid-afternoon children’s party alongside milk on our PAPYRUS Peppermint Dessert Plates. Plan for hors d’oeuvres nibbles at your adults-only evening party. Or, if you’re more of a Martha Stewart “sit down” person, decide on your five-course menu. Our elegant vintage-inspired Maison Luxe dishwear makes for eye-catching formal place settings.

… And Your Drink.

Serve up a cup of cheer or two. Even better: Serve them in the PAPYRUS gold-rimmed “Cup of Cheer” stemless wine glasses. Sparkling punches, eggnog, hot chocolates, and hot apple cider also give guests the warm and fuzzies. Always offer water and non-alcoholic beverages to your guests and designated drivers.

Now, check off that list, hang your mistletoe and holly, and … by gosh, by golly … sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.