How to Plan a Christmas Ladies Night In with a Chic Spin!

Amidst the flurry of holiday partying, why not set aside a special get-together just for you and your gal pals? That’s right, a Christmas Ladies Night In! Chic but simple table decor in red and white, plus lots of sparkle. A light, flavorful menu that you could make potluck, accompanied with Christmas cocktails and mocktails. And of course fun girls’ night games and holiday party favors to take home! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Our How-to Hints: Christmas Ladies Night In Party Decor

First up, send out fun invitations like those with an “Eat, Drink, and Be Merry” holiday party theme.

For the night itself, prepare table settings in a festive holiday palette with red entertaining essentials and touches of gold and glitter.


Red and white table decorations for a Christmas Ladies Night In

A crisp white table cloth sets a perfect backdrop for adding simple red accessories. You can use red table napkins, beaded tea light holders, and DIY Christmas trees made of paper cones, trimmed with strands of sequins, and topped with gold stars.


Jingle bells drinks accents

Serve glasses of red wine—or perhaps holiday sangria or punch—dressed up with a little holiday bling. Think clusters of jingle bells, glittery stars, a twist of tinsel, or even mini candy canes or peppermint bonbons.

Gingerbread house, peppermint sticks, and red party crackers


Would you like some different tablescape looks for your party? See our inspirational posts for 10 winter tablescapes and simple yet festive holiday table decorations.

Or since this is an all-girls occasion, you might want to try holiday party themes with a fanciful twist, like these:

Flamingo-themed Party: Let’s Flamingle!

Feliz Navidad! A Spanish-inspired Christmas Party Guide

A Holiday Party with a Retro Vibe

Our How-to Hints: Easy Holiday Food & Drinks

Ladies Night In Holiday Desserts

Of course, you’d love to have a full holiday spread of food and drinks. But to keep things hassle-free for you busy ladies, plan a party menu that takes minimal prep time.


One way is to go with a potluck approach! Plan ahead and assign each one items to bring, such as elements for a cheese board with a wine selection or a wine and cheese holiday spread. A hearty soup in a slow cooker, plus ingredients for a salad to complete a simple bread bar.

Or perhaps you’d like to try ethnic menu ideas for a change? Yummy options would be Chinese appetizers like steamed dumplings, spring rolls, and noodles; Indian curry, samosas and other appetizers; or Japanese favorites like mini skewers of teriyaki chicken, sushi, and gyoza dumplings.

Christmas eggnog in clear cups

For party drinks, indulge in some chic holiday cocktails. Or serve Christmas sangria or punch, or traditional yuletide eggnog—which also comes in different edible forms that you can add to our list of treats below!

Our How-to Hints: Christmas Desserts and Sweets

Serve up well-loved confections that bring on the Christmas cheer (amidst the calories). You can always diet after the holidays!


Creamy cherry Jello

Goblets of almond and cherry-flavored liqueur jelly would be scrumptious topped with an Oreo cookie each—plus they match the party palette, too!

Christmas cookies served on a silver tray

For a pretty sweets display, tie up cream-filled butter cookies in stacks with red ribbon. These would be a perfect pairing with cups of brewed coffee or mugs of hot chocolate.

For traditional Christmas desserts, go for home-made or store-bought baked Alaska, a chocolate mousse trifle, chocolate covered strawberries and other fruit-based desserts. Or choose from these delicious ideas we’ve posted about: holiday cakes and treats and homemade Christmas cakes.

Our Picks: Fun Holiday Party Activities

Being such good friends, you could probably chat the night away. But in the spirit of the season, having a Christmas activity or two would be extra fun!

Christmas Ladies Night In Activities

Take your pick from these holiday game goodies we found, all via Amazon.

1- Red and Gold Christmas Word Scramble Party Game Set (25 Pack)

2 – Bridget Jones’s Diary / Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason / Love Actually / The Holiday

3 – Holiday Charades Game

4 – Santa Photo Booth Props

5 – Tis The Season Christmas Trivia Game

6 – Christmas Headbands (Pack of 8) – Great for some goofy holiday pics!

Our Picks: Goody Bags with Holiday Fillers

Last but definitely not the least, prepare goody bags for the gals. Here are our bag-stuffer suggestions: Christmas-themed gift items with a hint of glam! Again, all available via Amazon.

Christmas Ladies Night In Goody Bag Ideas

1 – 20 Pieces Kraft Paper Bags with 30 Sheets Tissue Paper

2 – Lindt LINDOR Milk Chocolate Truffles (60 Count Box)

3 – Hallmark Keepsake Christmas Ornament 2018 Year Dated, Girlfriends Share Their Sparkle (Set of 2)

4 – Merry and Bright Campfire Mug

5 – Russ Billington Christmas Holiday Mini Notepad

6 – ILNP Cherry Luxe – Rich Red Holographic Nail Polish
Ok, now you can send one another off to the rest of your Christmas party going—with big hugs and a whole lot of holiday love!

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