When you hear sleigh bells ringing, it’s time to get into the holiday spirit. The most festive season of the year can fly by too quickly, as your to-do list and calendar fill up with preparations and events.
It’s easy to get caught up in shopping for presents and preparing your home for Christmas, but there are many more ways to feel jolly. From timeless traditions to creative new ideas, these activities are sure to add an extra dash of magic to your celebrations.
Organize your event with an online sign up, ensuring your home won’t be chaotic when everyone shows up. You can use the RSVP format on your sign up to confirm how many people are coming, plus include custom questions to ask for everyone’s favorite Christmas songs. Then, on party day, you’ll have the perfect seasonal playlist.
If you’re hosting a decorating party for the community and not just a small group, you can create a sign up and sell tickets for your event with our payment feature LumaPay. Don’t forget to choose a festive sign up design from our theme library!
Online sign ups make organizing events simple, so you can spend less time chaperoning and enjoy the moment. You can recruit more parent volunteers by sharing your sign up on Facebook or creating a quick flyer with your sign up’s QR code. Make sure to lock slots so you know how many adults are showing up and how many kids are attending before the start of the event.
When hosting, choose a seasonal party theme and prepare seasonal games or trivia to play. From ugly sweaters to Christmas character costumes, a good theme gives you plenty to talk about around the dinner table.
Ask custom questions on your sign up to find out any allergies or dietary restrictions. You can also create custom reminders, keeping everyone up to date on the party details and any last-minute items you still need.
In case your house is hard to find or you’re hosting the dinner party elsewhere, link a map to the location on your sign up so you won’t have to send directions to each person attending.
Create time slots so volunteers can choose hours that best fit their schedule. If you’re hosting more than one toy drive, or have other community outreach efforts, link all your sign ups in one place with our tabbing feature. This way, people interested in volunteering can easily find more opportunities to give back.
Use a sign up to invite people to show off their festive décor and recruit a cleanup crew or other volunteers. Set up a voting station in the office so people can pick their favorite displays and announce the winners at your holiday celebration. If you have a virtual team, bring the competition online by asking people to show off their festive desk display or Zoom background.
Choose any of these activities-or all of them- and add a new tradition to the holidays this year. Have fun creating cherised memories that will warm your heart long after the season has passed. May your holidays be filled with laughter, love, and the joy that comes from sharing special moments with those who matter most!