When the weather outside is frightful, a Christmas party movie night sounds so delightful. Celebrate the season with family, friends, and your favorite holiday flicks. Rent-A-Center has the best Christmas movie party ideas! From the tech to the twinkle lights, we’ll help you plan it all and get your home looking its best for less.
Send out the merriest of invitations
Sure, you could text your friends and family to invite them to your Christmas movie night, but where’s the fun in that? Instead, roll up your sleeves and create homemade invitations using these instructions for DIY holiday cards. These cards are easy to make, and they’ll set the tone for the festivities your guests can expect if they attend your party!
Stock up on your favorite Christmas movies
What’s the most important part of a Christmas party movie night? The movies, of course! Grab several of your favorite holiday flicks so your guests can vote on which one they’d like to watch. If partygoers have cinematic stamina, you might be able to get through two or three of your options!
Some crowd-pleasing Christmas movie options to consider include Elf, The Santa Clause, A Christmas Story, It’s A Wonderful Life, Love Actually, Miracle on 34th Street, Home Alone, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
Prep your favorite movie snacks – with a Christmas twist!
No party is complete without a variety of sweet and savory snacks, and there’s plenty of culinary fun to be had with the Christmas movie party theme. Consider adding some holiday tweaks to your favorite movie theater snacks, like adding crushed candy canes and red and green M&Ms into your traditional movie popcorn, or arranging homemade pizzas in the shape of a snowman. Make your guests with a sweet tooth feel extra jolly with these Christmas tree brownies.
Don’t forget the drinks! Set up a hot cocoa bar, with toppings like whipped cream, marshmallows, crushed peppermint, sprinkles, and caramel drizzle. Liven up the party with a boozy hot cocoa bar for your 21 and up guests.
Turn your living room into a home theater
Your guests won’t enjoy the flick if they aren’t comfortable, so you’ll need to set up your living room accordingly. The Acieona 3-piece reclining sectional from Rent-A-Center features a reclining Ashley sofa and double reclining loveseat, which will turn your space into the perfect watch party hotspot.
If your entire living room needs a makeover, check out the variety of rent-to-own sofas, tables, chairs, and loveseats to design your dream room. And with Rent-A-Center’s flexible payment plans, you can conquer major home re-design ideas with small payments.
If you’re expecting more guests than you have couch space, make sure to have plenty of floor pillows and blankets at the ready! If you’re short on either, ask your neighbors if you can borrow supplies or tell your guests that the party is BYOP – bring your own pillow.
Cue up the big screen
The centerpiece for a Christmas movie party is the television, so don’t underestimate the importance of having a good one. If it’s time for an upgrade, a 4K UHD TV is just a click away. Your favorite classic Christmas movies will look even better in ultra high resolution! Plus, a rent-to-own TV is an affordable and accessible option for film-buffs on a budget. Rent-A-Center’s easy payments and free delivery mean you don’t need to shell out a ton of cash upfront to get your “home theater” set up.
Get your Christmas Party games on
Everything is more fun when you add a bit of good, old-fashioned competition! Create DIY movie night bingo cards with a variety of words and events that happen in Christmas movies. Squares can say things like “Santa,” “Christmas Eve,” “characters kiss,” and so on. The first person to get bingo wins.
Are your guests true movie buffs? End the evening with some Christmas movie trivia! Draft a list of questions about your favorite holiday films (a quick online search can help you brainstorm a few) split guests into two competing trivia teams. Don’t forget to have small prizes for the winning bingo or trivia players! Think stockings full of candy or an ornament for their tree.
Add the final touches with cozy holiday décor.
A Christmas party isn’t complete without festive décor. If you haven’t set up your tree yet, hosting a Christmas party is undoubtedly the perfect excuse. String white Christmas lights around the room for a cheerful glow that will also help partygoers see during the movie. If you’re a crafty host, check out these DIY Christmas decorating ideas.
You better not pout, I’m tellin’ you why — ’cause these Christmas party ideas are nothing but fly! Lay the foundation for the perfect Christmas party movie night with a little help from Rent-A-Center. With our Worry-Free Guarantee, you can enjoy same-day delivery on most items – including a new Ashley sofa and high definition TV!