Last Updated on November 1, 2021
Admit it: we’re all chumps when it comes to merry-making. Be it a simple get-together with close friends or a huge, elegant dinner with the entire family – Christmas just isn’t the same without a party. But with everything that’s been going on, we’re usually strapped for cash this time of month.
So is the office party the only one we’ll be attending this year?
How To Plan a Budget-Friendly Christmas Party
You may need to pare down your guest list (along with some trimmings!). But with enough planning, it’s possible to host a memorable Christmas party at home. Here are a few tips:
Plan, plan, plan. From the tablecloths and centerpieces, to goodie bags and games, jot it down for reference. It’s also easier to make a budget once you see how everything looks like.
Stick to your party budget. Create your budget months in advance. As days roll by and you begin shopping, you may be tempted to buy something unnecessary. Resist the urge! When in doubt, take out the list.
It’s easy to justify your need for the baby pink reindeer statuette; but if it’s NOT on the list, don’t make the purchase.
Make smart switches. Opt for cocoa with a variety of toppings instead of alcohol. Go for Grandma’s tablecloths and mismatched china instead of buying multiple items from the Dollar Tree. Choose to play traditional games instead of gifting games (that might cost your guests, too).
Keep it easy and crowd-pleasing. Unless you know all your guests’ tastes and dietary restrictions, avoid anything over-the-top. Simple often hits the spot. Cheese fondue, scalloped potatoes, pomegranate salad, honey-glazed ham, and corn pudding, are all traditional yet homey recipes.
You can also go for potluck. However, be very specific if you intend to go down this route. Unless you want to end up with six black forest cakes and four mashed potatoes on the big night, do delegate wisely.
Splurge on what matters. Remember your budget? Just because it’s tight doesn’t mean it can’t go far. Food is typically the star of any party; so it would be a good idea to spend on that honey-glazed ham.
Want to impress in-laws? Nice crystal goblets or cinnamon-scented candles would be lovely touches. Just make sure to stick to the budget.
Festive Christmas Party Invitations
Who says you can’t have fun while being economical? With delegation, resourcefulness, and lots of creativity, you and your family can host a wonderful holiday party. If you play your cards right, it might be the event of the season, too! And it all begins with invites.
These Christmas party invitation templates are not only customizable, they can be sent via email or posted on social media. With such merry designs, it can be difficult to pick just one!
1. Christmas Flyer Red & Black
Red or black with a dash of gold – this party flyer is so elegant one would think it’s for a black-tie event. All thanks to Corrella Design.
2. White Christmas Flyer Template
Dreaming of a white Christmas? No need to fashion something from snow. Send out these exquisite invitation templates from Romecreation instead.
3. Flyers Merry Christmas Party
Amber Graphics gives you these cheery invites available in US, Letter, DL, and A5 formats. Decked with snowflakes and bright blue hues, everyone would surely look forward to your letter this year!
4. Christmas Dinner Party Flyer
This Christmas party invitation design from Gumico Studio features illustrated elements – and lots of happy cheer.
5. Christmas Party Flyer V1393
Just like the famous Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center, this invite design by Template Shop shines merry and bright.
6. Posters Christmas Party
Clean, modern, and somewhat minimalist, this clean presentation comes highly recommendable if you’re going for neutral this year.
7. Holiday Party Templates
Go red or white, it’s completely up to you! Either way, this chic invite card from Pixejoo is already in a holiday mood.
8. Banners Pack Christmas Party
Excited to announce your store or company Christmas party? Get everyone in a festive spirit with this set of 21 banner formats in EPS, PSD, and JPG files. It’s perfect for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and ads.
9. Elegant Christmas Flyer Templates
Whether you’re planning an elegant dinner for 10 or a fancy ball for 100, you won’t go wrong with these sexy gold and black party invitations.
10. Christmas Eve Party Flyer
This holiday flyer concept by KMZVR.Lab is versatile enough to be used for Christmas musicals, festivals, concerts, or the usual party at home.
11. Ugly Sweater Christmas Flyer Set
We all have that one ‘ugly’ sweater saved especially for the holidays. This is VectorVactory’s bright idea in this quirky and delightful party invite.
12. Holiday Party Invitation/Flyer
Hurry on home for the holidays in this warm and homey Christmas invitation concept by Guuver.
13. Christmas Flyer/Invitation
Bright, vibrant, and definitely filled with festive cheer, this highly customizable template by ThemeDevisers is sure to fill mailboxes (and inboxes) with lots of joy!
14. Christmas Invitation Template V1
Want to go traditional? This classic look from ThatsDesignStore will bring smiles wherever it arrives. And to you, there are 3 Photoshop PSD files that you can quickly edit in a few clicks.
15. Christmas Party Flyer
This illustrated party invitation by DesignWorkz is reminiscent of vintage Christmas cards and movie posters. Re-live happy days by sending it today!
16. Christmas and New Year Greeting Card
Get 7 vector EPS10 files, one vector AI CS5 file, and 7 JPEG files (different sizes px, 300 dpi) from the Good Studio. As these are vector images, they work best in Adobe illustrator and Corel Draw rather than Photoshop.
17. Christmas Party Invitation Flyer
This contemporary design from Vasya Kobelev features 2-color versions that are fully editable and fits non-traditional holiday festivities.
18. Christmas Party Template
Invite people to stay awhile as you roast chestnuts in an open fire and sing merry songs all night. Let this delightful invite from Vector Beauty do the telling for you.
19. Christmas Invitation Card
Announce your upcoming Christmas celebrations using this stunning gold-and-black invite that also works well when posted on social media.
20. Christmas Invitation
There’s probably nothing more festive than a bright red hue. Whether you’re excited about a party or a store sale, this clever invitation template will definitely get everyone in a cheerful disposition.
21. Vintage Christmas Cards Bundle
This huge bundle has everything you need for a vintage holiday! From patterns, textures, to cards, and illustrations, you’ll be making invitations, wrapping paper, and décor in no time. Brought to you by District 62 Studio.
22. Christmas Invitation Holiday Party
TemplateForest brings you this user-friendly template that, surprisingly, is compatible with MS Word, too. Now, get designing!
23. Holiday Party Invite Gold Confetti
What’s a chic alternative to snowflakes? Gold confetti, of course! Impress your guests with the beautiful faux gold foil in this invitation template by Clementine Creative.
24. Christmas Invitations Psd Package
Have guests begin saving the date of your Christmas party using this festive pack that contains 5 PSD files, including invites and a flyer.
25. Christmas Invitation Psd Templates
Promote your celebrations in a snap with these party invitation templates in gorgeous red, luxurious gold, and dignified black.
26. Vintage Christmas Invitation Cards
These double-sided Christmas invitation cards from Marie T can be used either as greeting cards or as invites to your holiday event. They look sophisticated either way.
27. 2 Classy Christmas Psd Invitations
You can’t go wrong with classic colors. That’s why these beige-and-black invitation templates should be in your toolkit as early as today.
28. Christmas Invitation Psd Package
Before you rock around the Christmas tree, make sure you send out these dazzling party invitations first.