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Three ideas for an untraditional Christmas party

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Mix it up with themes, food and more

Are you planning a Christmas party this year but finding it hard to get excited about throwing the same old bash? Shake things up with one of these unconventional holiday party themes. 

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Sushi party

Order a takeout platter of sushi, or better yet, make your own. Set up a sushi-making station complete with bamboo rolling mats, cooked rice, sheets of nori (dried seaweed used to wrap sushi rolls) and a variety of sliced fish, veggies and even fruit. Be sure to serve strawberry shortcake for dessert; it’s the traditional Japanese Christmas cake. 

Masquerade party 

Leave your jeans and ugly Christmas sweaters in your closet and have your guests come dressed in their finest formal wear for a masquerade ball. Encourage everyone to wear a mask or you can have a mask-making station with plain masks and everything you can think of to decorate them, including glitter, feathers and markers. Be sure to snap photos of everyone in their fancy outfits and masks.

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Twelve courses of Christmas

This party is all about the food. Create, or have your caterer make, a 12-course menu complete with wine pairings. To avoid getting too stuffed, take care to have each course be small. 

Recipes, traditions and more in our Holidays section
Recipes, traditions and more in our Holidays section

Of course, there are other possibilities for your uniquely themed Christmas bash. Motifs involving another era, a particular colour or a specific location are all feasible. Simply invoke your creativity and your Christmas shindig is sure to be the most unforgettable event of the season. 

This content originally appeared in TIDINGS, a SaltWire custom publishing title.

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