How to Throw a Christmas Around the World Christmas Party – The Ultimate Guide

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How to Throw a Christmas Around the World Christmas Party – The Ultimate Guide

In this guide about throw a Christmas Around the World Christmas party we look at all aspects you need to cover. This will include ideas for party decorations, games, food, party favors and much more.

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What is a Christmas Around the World Christmas Party

A Christmas Around the World party is the perfect celebration to explore how the holiday season is commemorated globally. This multicultural theme decorates and infuses flavors from customs all over to deck the halls in an international style.

Christmas Around the World Christmas Party Decorations

When you throw a Christmas Around the World Christmas party you will need to give some careful thought to your party decorations. The idea is to transform your party venue into a space that represents the way the festive periods is celebrated around the world.

Here are some ideas and inspiration for Christmas Around the World themed party decoations.

Mini Christmas trees representing different countries – decorate with unique ornaments like matryoshka nesting dolls for Russia, fans for Japan, etc. Buy Mini Christmas Trees Here.

Strings of international flags and paper banners printed with “Merry Christmas” in various languages. Buy Banners Here.

Use different holiday linens on buffet tables – like french cafe style, Scandinavian star and snowflake patterns, or British holiday cracker prints. Buy Festive Linens Here.

Global greenery like mini palm trees, bamboo, poinsettias, and cranberries for decoration. Buy Here

Ornament wreath with decorations from cultures across the globe. Buy Here

Santa Claus depicted in various cultural styles – Asian Santa figurines, German wood carved Belsnickle, Italian La Befana witch, etc.

Nativity scenes from Mexico, Italy, Kenya, and more. Buy Here

Menorahs and dreidels to celebrate Hanukkah around the world

Paper snowflakes, origami, and paper cutting arts as low-cost decor. Buy Here

Holly sprigs and ivy garlands adorning stair railings and doorways. Buy Here

Use fake snow, cranberries, pinecones, and cinnamon sticks as affordable, festive scatter decor. Buy Here

Christmas Around the World Christmas Party Food

The menu makes multiple stops too with time-honored bites and sips. Guests can graze on Italian panettone, Japanese fried chicken, Mexican bacalao fish stew, or eggnog from any corner of the globe. Signs guide attendees through each station to build the ultimate holiday plate.

Appetizers/Small Plates

  • Empanadas – stuffed savory pastries (Latin American cuisine)
  • Pão de lo (Brazilian cheese bread)
  • Smoked salmon blini with dill cream cheese (Russia/Eastern Europe)

Main Dishes

  • Roast pork with apples (Germany and Scandinavia)
  • Tamales (Mexico/Latin America)
  • Christmas pudding or mince pies (Britain, Australia)
  • Panettone bread pudding (Italy)


  • Pastelón – Puerto Rican sweet plantains
  • Potato salad (Germany and Nordic countries)
  • Hoppin John – rice and black-eyed peas (American South tradition)


  • Coconut macaroons (The Netherlands – Jewish Hanukkah tradition)
  • Kulkuls – cardamon cookies (India)
  • Swiss sugar cookie trees with icing
  • French buche de Noël – chocolate cake in Yule log shape


  • Eggnog (Britain/America)
  • Mulled wine (European Alps)
  • Coquito – Puerto Rican Coconut Eggnog
  • Mexican ponche navideño – fruit punch

Do not forget to choose a suitable Christmas Around the World themed tablecloth.

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How to Throw a Christmas Around the World Christmas Party - The Ultimate Guide - Decorations - Supplies - Food - Drink - Games - Ideas - Inspiration

Christmas Around the World Christmas Party Games

When it comes to learning how to throw a Christmas Around the World Christmas party you are going to want to include a few games for your guests to enjoy. It is important to select party games that reflect how different people celebrate the festive season around the word.

Here are some fun game ideas inspired by Christmas traditions around the world:

Piñata (Mexico) – Take turns hitting a colorful Christmas piñata full of candy/prizes. BUY PINATA

Secret Santa Gift Exchange (Various cultures) – Guests randomly choose names and swap small gifts

Stille Nacht Bingo (Germany) – Play holiday bingo for small tokens/candy with German songs calling out cards

Christmas Karaoke (Japan) – Guests sing popular holiday songs from the provided machine and lyrics. BUY KARAOKE MACHINES

Furoshiki Wrapping Contest (Japan) – Teams race to beautifully wrap gifts using folds of fabric. BUY WRAPPING PAPER

Italian Lottery Drawing – Pull raffle tickets from stockings hung on a clothesline to win various donated prizes

Pass the Parcel (British Commonwealth) – Players pass around a parcel containing treats while music plays

Cookie Decorating (Various) – Decorate global cookies like Russian tea cakes or Greek melomakarona. BUY COOKIE DECORATING KITS

Guess the Weight/Quantity Contests (Ukrainian traditions) – Guess the weight of a Christmas pudding; count candies in a jar

Ornament Making (Denmark) – Create one-of-a-kind holiday ornaments using provided craft materials. BUY ORNAMENT MAKING KITS

Blending competitive activities with beloved traditions helps guests experience time-honored Christmas joy from cultures worldwide!

Christmas Around the World Chrsitmas Party Music

Here’s a fun, multicultural playlist for a Christmas Around the World party:

Latin America:

  • “Feliz Navidad” – José Feliciano (Mexico)
  • “Mi Burrito Sabanero” – Simón Díaz (Venezuela)


  • “O Tannenbaum” – Vince Guaraldi Trio (Germany)
  • “Carol of the Bells” – Mykola Leontovych (Ukraine)
  • “Santa Lucia” – Italian carol

North America:

  • “Mele Kalikimaka” – Bing Crosby (Hawaii)
  • “Hanukkah Oh Hanukkah” – Traditional klezmer (Jewish American)


  • “Betelehemu” – Nigerian Christmas carol
  • “Santa Claus is Coming” – South African hit

Asia Pacific:

  • “Para pasma lang kwentu-kwentu” – Filipino folk song
  • “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” – Chinese piano instrumental

Carols Around the Globe:

  • “Joy to the World” – Traditional Ghanaian choir
  • “Silent Night”- Stevie Wonder (English and German)

A diverse mix of Christmas music in different languages and cultural styles brings the global sounds of the season alive for all to enjoy!


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Christmas Around the World Christmas Party Favors

Before we look at ideas for items you can use as Christmas party favors make sure you have a good supply of Christmas themed party favor bags. You can check them out and buy them here.

Here are some ideas for things you could give out as party favors to your guests:

  • Chocolate coins wrapped in gold/silver foil (European tradition)
  • Candy canes (Represent the J in Jesus throughout Christianity)
  • Italian panettone Christmas bread
  • Small Santa salt and pepper shakers (Peru tradition)
  • Swedish ginger cookies (pepparkakor) tied with ribbon
  • Mini poinsettia plants (Mexico’s Noche Buena celebrations)
  • Painted Russian nesting doll ornaments
  • Paper fans depicting the Japanese origami art kirigami
  • Mini dreidels with chocolate gelt coins for Hanukkah
  • Frankincense and myrrh scented candles (Biblical gifts of the Magi)
  • Ornament keychains from global destinations like the Eiffel Tower
  • Packet of hot chocolate or cider with the phrase “Fröhliche Weihnachten!” (German for Merry Christmas)
  • Donkey and elephant figurines (Puerto Rican parranda holiday beasts of burden)

What to Wear to a Christmas Around the World Christmas Party

A Christmas Around the World Christmas party calls for fashion that celebrates holiday styles and traditions from across the globe. Guests can honor a specific country’s attire or mix and match for a multicultural flair. Here are some ideas on what to wear:

  • Show off Asian style with a festive silk qipao dress or tang suit jacket (China)
  • Don a traditional Mexican poncho or brightly-woven rebozo shawl over holiday finery
  • Top cocktail attire with a Russian ushanka fur hat in a nod to Eastern European winters
  • Rock German lederhosen suspenders or a dirndl skirt with evergreen accessories
  • Display the Scandinavian Christmas Julbock with sweater clips featuring a decorative goat
  • Adorn elegant gowns and tuxes with Chilean flower crowns trimmed in red and white
  • Accessorize an LBD with poinsettia floral hair clips for Mexican Noche Buena vibes
  • For Hanukkah flair, opt for a blue-hued dress and sparkling accessories in a nod to Jewish Hanukkah’s signature colors
  • Show worldly style mixing a variety of cultures like a Christmas sari paired with Swedish clogs

With international dress codes or globally-inspired accents, attendees can don festive fashions representing the world’s rich Yuletide traditions. Show off the melting pot of seasonal style with multicultural Christmas cheer guests can wear with honor and delight!

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Written by Doc cotton

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