If you’re looking for some unique and fun December party themes apart from Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties, then read on.
Of course, some of these party themes could be used for a unique slant on an Christmas or New Year’s Eve party but also great for December birthday ideas and special occasions.
A full list of all the December party ideas is at the bottom of the page.
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Themes for Parties in December
December is the first month of winter if you live in the northern hemisphere and that in itself is reason to celebrate. You could have a Frozen party, a Welcome Winter party theme or a Let It Snow party.
You can find this awesome let it snow party banner here.
If you’re a Game of Thrones fan you could have a Winter is Coming party. Theme it up with some awesome Game of Thrones party decorations.
On the other hand if you live in the southern hemisphere it is the beginning of a hot summer season. A Hello Summer party might be in order. It could also be a perfect time for a You are my Sunshine party theme in the nice hot weather.
Pool parties and/or Beach parties are also perfect on this southern side of the globe at this time of the year.
December Birthday Ideas
People that celebrate their birthday in December have either the star sign of Sagittarius (1 – 21 December) or Capricorn (22 – 31 December). You could have a Sagittarius themed party celebrating that special Sagittarian in your life. Likewise if you’re celebrating that special Capricorn you could have a Capricorn themed party.
It’s hard to find zodiac party decorations in your local store so here are some great Sagittarius themed party decorations to make your party extra special.
More December Party Themes
A favorite and fun party theme that would suit a December party is a Celebrity Dress Up party. The catch is that the famous person you dress up as must also have a December birthday.
Male celebrities / famous figures that were born in December include: Tiger Woods, LeBron James, Brad Pitt, Pablo Escobar, Samuel L Jackson, Joseph Stalin, Jay-Z, Walt Disney, Frank Sinatra, Ozzie Osbourne, Denzel Washington, Stephen Spielberg, Woody Allen, Keith Richards, Anthony Hopkins, Nostradamus and Ray Romano.
Female celebrities / famous figures that were born in December include: Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Jane Fonda, Katie Holmes, Milla Jovovich, Daryl Hannah and Bette Midler.
December Party Ideas
Thank you to timeandate and daysoftheyear there are a lot of interesting party theme ideas based on some fun, weird and wonderful International Days in December. Some are trivial but awesome, think Cotton Candy Day on 7 December is fake? It’s actually a real thing. Read on for some December themed party ideas.
Full list of all December party themes is at the bottom of the post.
Baking Party Theme
Cookie Day (4 December) & Brownie Day (8 December) & Bake Cookies Day (18 December)
A Baking Party is the perfect to start the busy holiday season. Bake with friends or get your kids friends together and have a Christmas cookie decorating party. See a great selection of Christmas cookie cutters here.
Time Travel Party
Pretend to be a Time Traveller Day (8 December)
A Time Travellers party would make a great theme for a New Years Eve Party. Set up a Tardis or a time travel vortex for when guests enter the front door. Decorate the party area with old clocks all set to a different time. You can reference certain movies or TV shows if you prefer…think Back to the Future, or Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, 11/22/63 or even Dr Who.
Gingerbread Decorating Party
Gingerbread House Day (12 December) & Gingerbread Decorating Day (14 December)
Have a Gingerbread decorating party. Decorate some gingerbread men with the kids and their friends or if you’re feeling brave get together and decorate some amazing gingerbread houses.
Now if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed about where to start you can use gingerbread house cutters to get you the right dimensions. That way everyone is decorating a similar size house and it makes it quick and easy. After all the design of the structure of the house is the hardest bit really. The decorating is the fun bit. You can be as creative as you like.
Hot Chocolate Bar Party
Hot Cocoa Day (13 December)
What better way to warm up in winter than with a Hot Chocolate Bar Party like the one below.
International Tea Day (15 December)
Tea drinkers unite! Perfect excuse for a midweek Tea Party to try to have a moment to wind down from the craziness of the holiday season.
Maple Syrup Day (17 December)
A Pancake party would be super fun and easy to cater. Make sure you have lots of maple syrup on hand. Not to overshadow it but it’s also Bacon Day (30 December) so if you want to add bacon to those pancakes then go right ahead. You can find the Let Them Eat Pancakes Banner here.
Re-gifting day (19 December)
This might be a good party to plan for after Christmas but nevertheless it’s a great way to find new homes for unwanted gifts. You could plan to have some gift swapping games to break the ice or lay them all out on a table for people to unwrap and enjoy.
Ugly Sweater Party
Ugly Christmas Sweater Day (20 December)
A fun party tradition for the holiday season. Just find yourself an awesomely ugly, ugly sweater and wear it with pride.
Sangria Day (20 December)
I honestly don’t know if I can go a month without mentioning some type of Mexican party theme so here is December’s! It’s a yes from me for a Sangria party. Set up a Sangria Bar, serve some easy Mexican finger food and enjoy!
Board Game Party
Games Day (20 December)
Board Game Parties are a great party theme and are especially awesome if you are getting together people that may not know each other well. Board games are a great ice-breaker (Hello Twister!) but if you can have tamer games too to help people socialize. It’s also a great theme for a family party to get everyone talking. It’s also Card Playing Day on 28 December so add some Uno into the mix to get people laughing. So many board games to choose from, so little time.
If you need some party games urgently check out these amazing printable games from Print Games Now. They are super fun to play, quick to download and print and reusable.
Festivus (23 December)
If you’re still a die-hard Seinfeld fan, you’ll want to have a Festivus party to celebrate the holiday season. Here are some awesomely hilarious Festivus themed gifts you’ll want to give to your nearest and dearest. Including the Festivus pole. You’re welcome! You can find the great Happy Festivus banner here.
Champagne Day (31 December)
Someone smart once said: A party without champagne (or was it cake) is just a meeting. Yes to both. May the champagne flow and the cake be enjoyed this December.
Of course, it would be remiss of me not to mention having a Christmas party or New Year’s Eve party in December.
New Year’s Eve Party
A New Year’s Eve party is always the most popular type of party to plan (apart from Christmas parties) in December. We have some super fun and FREE New Years Eve games for you to print and play.
Don’t miss our full guide to the most awesome dress up party themes for adults.
So whatever type of party you have in December I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Festivus, and most importantly Happy New Year!
I sincerely hope you enjoyed this list of unique party themes for a December party.
December Party Themes:
- Welcome Winter Party (Northern Hemisphere)
- Let is Snow Party (Northern Hemisphere)
- Frozen Party (Northern Hemisphere)
- Winter is Coming Party (Northern Hemisphere)
- Hello Summer Party (Southern Hemisphere)
- You are my Sunshine Party (Southern Hemisphere)
- Pool Party (Southern Hemisphere)
- Beach Party (Southern Hemisphere)
- Sagittarius Party
- Capricorn Party
- Celebrity Dress Up Party (Famous people with birthdays in December)
- Baking Party
- Time Traveller Party
- Gingerbread Decorating Party
- Hot Chocolate Bar Party
- Tea Party
- Pancake Party
- Re-Gifting Party
- Ugly Sweater Party
- Sangria Party
- Board Game Party
- Festivus Party
- Champagne Party
- Christmas Party
- New Years Eve Party
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