A Teenage Christmas Party

If money were no object, we would throw the Teenage Christmas Party of the century! There would be a chartered bus to take a gaggle of teenagers to Seattle where we would ride the Christmas Ducks, view the sights from the Space Needle, ride the monorail, check out the Gingerbread Village at Sheraton Seattle, and eat at The Old Spaghetti Factory. How fun would that be? Alas, we found a frugal way to celebrate instead and … dare I say … it was so much fun!

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A Teenage Christmas Party

I have to admit, we threw this party together in a week, which is usually not my style but it turned out great anyway!

We decided on an Ugly Sweater Christmas Party and printed up the invitations.

Ugly Sweater Christmas Party Invitation

My daughter invited about ten girls. We ate Costco pizza and then started the fun!

We had wrapped five different activities and let the girls take turns choosing which one to open. They did each activity as they opened the gifts.

Frost and Decorate Cookies!

Gift #1 was a large gift bag with the following supplies:

  • Paper Plates
  • Plastic Knives
  • Unfrosted Sugar Cookies
  • Frosting
  • Icing Tubes
  • Sprinkles

They actually enjoyed decorating the cookies and were quite creative! Yes! Teenagers enjoyed decorating cookies … and eating them, of course!

Build A Human Snowman!

Gift #2 was a large gift bag filled with three large Ziploc bags (for three teams), full of snowman making supplies.

A few years ago, we hosted a Christmas Party For Teenagers and it was a Blast! It was self-paced and I was pretty much hands off because we did party prep beforehand! One of the activities we planned was the Toilet Paper Snowman Game!

Oh my goodness! This activity created loads of laughter! One team chose to raid the refrigerator for a ‘lettuce nose’ instead of using the provided paper carrot. The snowmen posed with their team for pictures before decorating the floor with toilet paper!

The Celebrity Name Game

Gift #3 was wrapped in a Christmas box, which was also used to draw names from.

This gift included:

  • Christmas box
  • Celebrity Name Game Rules
  • Name A Celebrity everyone would know slips
  • Score squares for participants to track their wins
  • Pens for each participant

Rules of the game:

  • Each guest writes the name of a famous person everyone knows and places it back in the box.
  • Have the first person pull a name.
  • Verbal Clues: On the first round, they give as many verbal clues as needed (without including the actual name or any part of it) until the other guests guess the name.
  • Pass the box on to the next person.
  • Once the box has been passed to each person, put all the names back in the box.
  • Person #1 starts again.
  • Action Clues: Round two consists of only actions.
  • One Word Clue: The third round consists of only one word so choose wisely

This game is bound to bring so many laughs, you just might bust at the seams!

You may also divide your group into two teams to determine a winning team. We just played for fun and, oh my, it was a blast!

Dirty Santa

Gift #4 was wrapped in a box and included:

  • Small # cards for each guest (we had 10 in attendance, so each card had a number 1 – 10 on it) 
  • Dirty Santa Rules

Check out this post for directions on how to play Dirty Santa.

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Vote For The Ugliest Sweater

Gift #5 consisted of:

  • A sign that tells guests to VOTE for the ugliest sweater
  • Ugliest Sweater Voting Cards
  • Pens for each guest

Each guest voted for the ugly, uglier, and ugliest sweater at the party. The winners received a prize with an award in the shape of a sweater!


We had plenty of prizes for everyone! They consisted of small books, posters, silly toys, etc. that we had accumulated over time.


Oh the fun they had! The party was planned in advance so it could be self directed by the girls. They just chose a gift/activity and did it at their own pace!

We also had a Hot Chocolate bar set up with:

  • cups
  • straws
  • hot chocolate
  • marshmallows
  • candy canes
  • Hershey’s kisses
  • whipping cream

Teenage Christmas Party for Boys

The party was so much fun that my son wanted to throw one as well! We printed out invites and threw another party one week later! He didn’t like the ‘Ugly Sweater’ idea so we nixed that and had a photo booth instead. Somehow, The Celebrity Name Game ended up with three Miley Cyrus’ in it. Oh the laughs we had! These kids are just so much fun!


Remember the ‘Party of the Century’ I talked about earlier? Well, let me tell you, this Teenage Christmas Party came pretty close if you’re using the measure of laughter!


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14 comments… add one
  • Mrs. Frugalwoods Nov 9, 2014, 11:10 am

    What a fun idea! I love at-home, creative parties. That’s all I had as a kid and I thought they were awesome. And, a tacky Christmas sweater party works for adults too!

  • How Do The Jones Do It Nov 9, 2014, 9:05 pm

    I like how you call it a ‘Tacky’ Christmas Sweater Party Mrs. Frugalwoods! I’m thinking adults could have a fun time with this whole party! I know I certainly did;0) It would bring out the kid in us!!!

  • Allison Nov 10, 2014, 5:04 pm

    That sounds like a great party!

  • How Do The Jones Do It Nov 10, 2014, 7:38 pm

    Thank you for stopping by Allison! I have to say I laughed a TON that night!

  • kay ~ lifestylevoices.com Nov 12, 2014, 10:18 am

    Those were incredibly fun ideas! I can just imagine there was laughter until jaws were hurting! It’s really nice that you have the cards for people to print too! 🙂

  • How Do The Jones Do It Nov 12, 2014, 10:55 am

    Thank you for stopping by Kay! My jaws were definitely hurting after that night;0)

  • Laurie @thefrugalfarmer Nov 13, 2014, 4:36 am

    Love these ideas, Jayleen!! We might just have to plan something for our kiddos. 🙂

  • Barb @ A Life in Balance Nov 20, 2014, 11:02 am

    This sounds like tons of fun! I have to pin this to my Christmas board.

  • How Do The Jones Do It Nov 20, 2014, 11:35 am

    Your kids would love you for it Laurie! Now to figure out how to change it up a bit for this year!

  • How Do The Jones Do It Nov 20, 2014, 11:36 am

    Thank you for pinning Barb! It was definitely lots of fun!!!

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