Candy cane place card holders
Tie three upside-down candy canes into a tripod shape so they can stand on a table, then rest your guests' place cards in the hooks.
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Pin the nose on the Rudolph
- Cut some antlers, eyes and a mouth out of card
- Stick them to an old cork board to make up Rudolph’s face
- Cut out lots of red circles for his nose
- Blindfold your guests and ask them to pin one of the noses in the right place
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Pine cone trees
Place pinecones on small candle holders and top each one with a gold star so they look like miniature trees, adding sparkle to your party without going tinsel crazy.
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Classy table decorations
Place a single pine tree branch in a vase with some water, and hang mini decorations from it for minimalist Christmas style.
Make an ordinary ceiling light look festive by hanging baubles and other decorations from the lampshade.
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Keep the party tidy
Wrap an open box with festive wrapping paper and pop a bin bag inside to encourage guests to recycle, and avoid paper plates and empty plastic cups ruining the party vibe.
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