Christmas party hosting hacks your guests will love

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Keep your guests happy with these thrifty Christmas party ideas.

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.

Makeshift chandelier

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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