Getting the Christmas party music right is one of the most important party planning tips I can give you. If you don't get this part right, your guests will be looking for the door. The wrong music makes for a very boring party.
For Christmas parties, I recommend having some of the classics, like "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas" as well as basic background music and dance music.
My recommendations for classic Christmas party music, background music and dance music are below. Click on the blue link directly under the image if you want to see a song listing, read reviews or buy the CD. I hope you enjoy my selections as much as I do.
These Christmas CD's hold some of the best Christmas party music available, especially the Elvis CD.
Have you ever heard those songs where Natalie Cole sings with her Dad, Nat King Cole, even though he's been dead for years? Well, they did the same thing with Elvis. Priscilla contacted a select group of artists, including Winona Judd, Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride and asked them to sing duets with Elvis. The songs are brilliant!
Click on the link and you can watch a video. You will hear the artists talk about the project and view clips that were shot during production.
Okay, so I realize that my choice of background music probably gives you a pretty good idea of my age, but what can I say? It is good music no matter how old you are!
If this Christmas party music doesn't get people out of the chairs, I don't know what will. Click on the links and view the song lists for yourself. Tell me you don't agree!
Most of the CD's above are in my personal music collection. You will notice that I have given you quite a wide variety of music styles.
The reason I did that is because I have found that you need to have many different kinds of music ready so that you can get a pulse on the crowd then make adjustments as needed.
Sometimes people will be going all out dancing their heads off while other times, people just want to hang out, listen to background music and chat.
As long as you are ready with a variety, and keep the music playing, you are golden!
Have you ever sang Karaoke at a party? I don't think I have ever laughed so hard as I did watching my friends with a microphone in hand belting out "Take this job and shove it" to our boss at the time.
If you haven't tried it, let me tell you it is a great way to liven up any party. I've given you a few base products to consider below but for a more in-depth selection, you can always visit Amazon.com. The separate microphone is so that two people can sing at the same time.
There seems to be a huge demand for Christmas Sheet Music. Although I do not play an instrument myself, my daughter is a singer and I know that she is always looking for good music.
I am providing a link to a merchant that I am now partnered with. SheetMusicPlus.com has sheet music that can be downloaded immediately and is reasonably priced. For a great selection of Christmas party music, visit SheetMusicPlus.com.
I use different kinds of invitations depending on how much time I have and what kind of party I am planning. You are sure to find at least one type of invitation here that will suit your needs.
Depending on the type of party you are having, I have found that you can either go nuts with the party decorations or you can really keep it simple and still show off your home with subtle, classy style. Either way, you'll find great Christmas party ideas here for how to do it right.
Ah...recipes. My favorite part of party planning. I've gathered some of my favorite party recipes for you that are sure to delight all of your guests. I am not called the Theme Party Queen for nothing!
|Holiday Table Centerpieces
Create your own Holiday Table Centerpieces with simple craft items and things you already have around your home. Ideas for holiday decorations, theme centerpieces or budget wedding centerpieces.
|Costumes & Attire
This section has ideas ranging from full blown party costumes, like dressing up in a Santa suit, to the more subtle things that you can add to your attire, like wearing a funny T-shirt or hat. Find lots of great ideas here.
|Fun Party Games
This selection of Christmas party games includes options for all age groups. Some are perfect for kids holiday school parties while others work well for large adult parties at home and office.