Ho-Ho-Ho-liday Christmas Party Planning on a Budget

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Cheap Christmas Party Ideas

‘Tis the season once again to plan festive parties with friends, family and co-workers. While hosting an over-the-top lavish affair sounds great, you may find yourself trying to save a little money this time of year. How you can pull off an impressive and fun party on a budget? Try a holiday potluck!

SignUpGenius can coordinate your theme, invitations, RSVP’s and help you plan an impeccable party menu. Our sample sign ups and party planning tips will help you coordinate the perfect holiday event in no time!


Christmas Sign Up List Holiday Dinner Potluck
Timeless holiday traditions are best when they are generously shared with those closest to the heart. A sumptuous holiday potluck ranging from traditional turkey with all the trimmings to decadent desserts creates a wonderful Christmas menu.

Your sign-up list could include:
  • Roast turkey or goose
  • Old fashioned chestnut or sausage stuffing
  • Creamy mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole
  • Roasted asparagus, Brussel sprouts, parsnips or other root vegetables
  • Green bean casserole
  • Candied yams
  • Giblet gravy
  • Cranberry sauce or relish
  • Christmas eggnog
  • Christmas bread or plum pudding, pies or cheesecake
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Holiday Sign-Up Sheet Cookie Decorating Party
Make special memories with a Cookie Decorating Party. This delightful idea will bring laughter and joy to any Christmas celebration.

Your sign-up sheet could include:
  • Sugar cookie cutouts
  • Gingerbread cookie cutouts
  • Pastry bags and tips
  • Different colors of icing
  • Flaked coconut and sprinkles
  • Gumdrops & chocolate chips
  • Mini-marshmallow & raisins
  • Macadamia or hazelnuts
  • Decorator candies
  • Spatulas, knives & toothpicks
  • Parchment paper or foil
  • Hot chocolate or warm apple cider
  • Decorator containers or Christmas themed bags
  • Photographer and/or video camera operator
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Christmas Sign-Up Template Holiday Office Party
Planning an office holiday shindig is a fun way to get everyone in the Christmas spirit, but it takes a well-organized team to put on a fantastic holiday show. Coordinating a bunch of volunteers can make an office party simple and stress free!

Your office volunteer sign-up sheet could include:
  • Decorating the entrance
  • Table and bar decorations
  • Balloon arch
  • Volunteer to play Santa
  • Food & beverage coordinator
  • Games and gift coordinator
  • DJ & photographer coordinator
  • Party favors
  • Breakdown & cleanup crew
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Holiday Signup Form School Classroom Holiday Party
Being a room mom means organizing and coordinating a fantastic classroom holiday party. SignUpGenius sends out your classroom party invitations, decoration and food requests, plus handles parent party volunteer needs all at the same time!

Your party sign-up form could include:
  • Classroom decorations
  • Candy canes
  • Cookies
  • Cupcakes
  • Hot chocolate
  • Create goody bags
  • Teacher’s gifts
  • Gift exchange coordinator
  • Night before christmas storyteller
  • Party game coordinators
  • Arts & craft helpers
  • Cleanup crew
  • Photographer and/or video camera operator
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A potluck party helps you share the expense and the workload so that all have more time to focus on what’s important – surrounding yourself with the ones you love. Happy holiday planning!

Posted by Dan Rutledge

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Posted by Lisa Kendall on Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:35 AM EST
I actually did the cookie decorating party as my classroom party and it was great fun! The kids really loved it and they had something they made to take home. Yum!

Posted by Elyse Warner on Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:09 PM EST
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