Inside: 57 Festive Teen Christmas Party Ideas.

Holidays mean parties and parties mean games, food, and a whole lot of fun! Christmas is no exception. Here are some of the most fun and festive Christmas party games, decorations, and food ideas for teens.

Allowing teens to get together with their best buddies and celebrate together is so important. Most teens look at their friends as an extension of their family, so it makes total sense that they want to spend holidays celebrating together.

Let them celebrate all of the holiday magic with these fun teen Christmas party ideas. We have a list of fun themes, decorations, food, and game ideas that we know they will love.

Christmas Activites for Teenagers

Teen Christmas Party Ideas

1. Festive Sock Exchange: Let your teen host their own (Funky) Christmas Sock Exchange party with these free printables.

2. Christmas Karaoke Party: Does your teen’s group of friends or gal pals enjoy singing (or, do you catch them singing)? Here are some free printables for a Christmas Karaoke Party you can set up for them.

3. Ugly Christmas Sweater Cookie Decorating Night: You can bake a bunch of ugly Christmas sweater cookies, let your teen come to the store with you, and pick out a bunch of different cookies decorating supplies, and everyone can create their own Ugly Christmas Sweater cookie.

4. Holiday Selfie Scavenger Hunt: Does your teen like to take selfies? Here’s a fun & free Christmas Selfie Scavenger Hunt you guys can all do together.

5. Reindeer Games Night: I just LOVE these ideas for a whole Reindeer Games Night with your family. Super cute (and, hilarious!).

Young Adult Christmas Party Ideas – Decorations

One thing I have learned over the years with teens is that they LOVE a good photo opp. This is why I make sure when I am planning a party or teen get-together to have the perfect photo backdrop for all their group photos and selfies. Here are a few of my favorite Instagram-worthy backdrops and table decor for a teen holiday celebration.

Holiday Party High School Ideas

6.  Boho Red and Green Christmas Backdrop

7. Inexpensive Holiday Backdrop: Check out how they used colorful square plates and embellished them to look like gifts! This makes for a fun backdrop.

8. All Out Festive Tinsel

9. Glitzy Pink Trees and Groovy Disco Balls

10. Oversized DIY Peppermint Backdrop Props

11. Colorful Paper Honeycomb Tree

12. Cut Out Snowflakes in Colored Paper

13. Balloon Shaped Christmas Tree with Fun Colors

14. Colorful Merry and Bright Banner

15. Big Balloon Holly Leaf Decorations

Teen Christmas Party Food Ideas

16. Simple Cupcakes with Chocolate Pretzel Christmas Tree on Top

17. Colorful Sugar Sprinkled Christmas Light Cookies

18. Grinch Pretzel Bites

19. Santa Crunch Popcorn Mix

20. Christmas Puppy Chow

21. Reindeer Rice Krispie Treats

22. Colorful Christmas Light Cupcakes

23. Chocolate Reindeer Cupcakes

Teen Christmas Party Food Ideas

24. Melting Snowman Cookie Ideas

25. Mini Pizza Christmas Trees

26. Snowman Shaped Dips and Spreads

27. Santa Fruit Snacks

28. Cheese Puff Pastry Stars

29. Stacked Christmas Pin Wheels

30. Cheesy Christmas Party Bread

31. Chocolate Covered Pretzel Sticks

32. Reindeer Sloppy Joes

33. Gingerbread Trifle

34. Little Pigs in a Blanket Shaped into a Wreath

35. Veggie Christmas Tree Platter

Christmas Party Games for Teens

36. Saran Wrap Ball Game: We have played this game at possibly every function with a group of people ever. From Christmas, Girl Scout Meetings, to Sunday School, this game is perfect to play anywhere, anytime, any day. If I haven’t already won you over with my undeniable passion for this game, did I mention EVERYONE wins prizes? Yeah, everyone. This saran wrap ball game is a game that just gives and gives and gives.

37. Christmas Guess Who: If you’ve ever heard of the game Hedbanz, you’ll know how to play this game. It’s just like it, but with Santa Hats and index cards.

38. Gingerbread House Contest: You can purchase gingerbread house kits or make miniature houses out of graham crackers. No matter which way you pick, it’s all fun and games! Divide teens into teams to see who can create the most scrumptious gingerbread house.

39. Christmas Charades: There are so many different Christmas-y things to include in a game of charades. Some ideas to get you started: driving Santa’s sleigh, kissing under the mistletoe, singing Christmas carols, decorating the tree, drinking eggnog. Can you think of some more?

40. Secret Santa: Secret Santa is one of the most classic Christmas party games for adults and the ways you can play it are endless.

Christmas Party Games for Teens

Christmas Party Games for High School Students

42. Christmas Smell Guessing Game: Ahhh the smells of the season…cinnamon, cloves, pine, cookies, hot cocoa, peppermint, and more. There are so many yummy smells that remind me of Christmas.

43. Ugly Sweater DIY Contest: Ugly sweater parties are a token Christmas experience. Instead of wearing a ugly sweater to the party, teens can gather together for a crafting sesh at the party!

44. Bobbing for Marshmallows: Bobbing for apples is so last season. Christmas calls for something special and bobbing for marshmallows just sounds so sweet. Fill bowls with *cooled* hot cocoa and lots of marshmallows. I’d recommend doing the mini mallows since it’ll be easier to grab the big ones + harder to get to the smaller ones before they melt into the cocoa.

45. Unwrap the present with mittens: This game is sure to get some laughs from even the toughest to crack teens. Give each player a present that’s been wrapped with multiple layers; we’re talking at least 10…”the more the merrier” certainly applies here! Then, have everyone don a pair of mittens and get to unwrapping. See who can unwrap the fastest…you can add tape to the box for an extra challenge. Or maybe even a few bows too 😉

Minute to Win It Games for Teenage Christmas Party

50. Snowball Fight: Player has to bounce (or toss) white ping pong balls into an empty fish bowl  at the other end of the table while other players are throwing cotton balls at the ping pong balls the player is bouncing, trying to knock their balls out of the way. Player has to bounce one ping pong ball into the bowl to win.

51. Candy Cane Catch: Tie a piece of ribbon or twine from one post or chair to another. Players must stand on top of the chairs and try to be the first to drop a candy cane from the chair onto the ribbon and get it to stay there. Play until the first player gets a candy cane to catch on the ribbon or see who can get the most in a minute.

52. Marshmallow Munch: If you’re looking for a sweet treat of a game then this Marshmallow Munch is perfect. Eat an entire bowl of mini marshmallows and drink a cup of hot chocolate in a minute (or race to be the first).

53. Reindeer Nose Dive: Place petroleum jelly on the nose of each participant. Tie the string to their collar with the red foam nose attached to the end of it. Using only the motion of their body and head, each player must attempt to swing the red foam nose onto their own nose. The first player to complete the task wins.

Minute To Win It Games for Teenage Christmas Party

54. Snowman Shake: Decorate white ping pong balls to look like snowman faces. Fill an empty tissue box with the snowmen ping pong balls and tape the tissue box to someone’s backside. Players have to shake all of the snowmen out of the tissue box before the time runs out. Or if you’d rather not decorate like snowmen, use ornaments instead.

55. North Pole Pop: Players have to pop 10 balloons using just their hands with winter gloves on before the time runs out.

56. Jingle Bell Jam: Before the party, fill five boxes with different amounts of jingle bells then wrap them like holiday presents. Players have to shake wrapped presents filled with jingle bells to determine how many jingle bells are in each, putting them in order of the most jingle bells to the least.

57 . Reinder Wrap: Players have to wrap a teammate from head to toe with brown crepe paper and top with a reindeer headband to finish the challenge. If a player breaks the crepe paper, they can continue wrapping to cover them completely.

More Fun Ideas for Teens to Enjoy

  • Elf on the Shelf Ideas for Teens – Who doesn’t love to keep the magical side of Christmas alive? Even though your teens are grown and probably don’t believe in the magic of Christmas time doesn’t mean you can’t still make-believe and have a little fun with one another. These Elf on the Shelf ideas are perfect for teens, tweens, and even adults!
  • Teen Party Game Ideas – Speaking of having fun with teens, these fun party game ideas are perfect for any teen celebration. I love making sure I have a collection of good games for anytime my teens friends are at the house. This collection is full of great ice breakers, entertaining board games, and classic party favorites. Check them out for a full night of fun.
  • Business Ideas for Teens – So the holidays are coming up and your teen may be wanting to get gifts for their friends and family. Encourage them to try a hand at their own business. These ideas are great for young teens without a license to even older ones that are looking to make a little extra cash… You can add snow shoveling to that list too if you’re planning on having a white Christmas season.

Teen Christmas Party Ideas