How to Throw a Santa’s Workshop Christmas Party – The Ultimate Guide

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Welcome to our east to follow guide on how to throw a Santa’s Workshop Christmas party. This is a wonderful Christmas party theme that works especially for well if you are looking for ideas and inspiration for a party focusing on young children. It would be a great idea for a party theme if you intend to have children meet Santa.

How to Throw a Santa’s Workshop Christmas Party – The Ultimate Guide

How to Throw a Santa's Workshop Christmas Party - The Ultimate Guide - Decorations - Supplies - Food - Drink - Games - Ideas - Inspiration

In this guide on how to throw a Santa’s Workshop Christmas party we will look at everything you need. This will include everything such as party decorations, supplies, food, games, music, we will even look at what you could wear to such a party.

What is a Santa’s Workshop Christmas Party

A Santa’s Workshop Christmas party is a festive themed party typically held around the Christmas season. The main aim of this Christmas party theme is to decorate the venue so it looks and feels just like the inside of Santa’s workshop.

If you plan on having someone dress up as Santa so Children can meet him this is a truly wonderful theme.

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Party Decorations

When it comes to Christmas party decorations the idea is to make your venue look like this inside of Sants’s workshop. Here are some key elements that help create the Santa’s workshop atmosphere.

  • Set up workshop stations around the room – wrapping station, toy building station, hot cocoa and cookie station, etc.
  • Use red, green, white and natural wood colors in the décor – Buy Here
  • Hang string lights to look like twinkling Christmas lights lining the workshop ceilings and walls – Buy Here
  • Use mini Christmas trees on tabletops with toy ornament decorations – Buy Here
  • Make giant candy canes out of cardboard to place around the room
  • Use white and red polka dot fabric on tables and workshop stations – Buy Here
  • Set up a photo booth area with a large wooden rocking horse prop
  • Make a large cardboard brick fireplace with stockings hanging and a pile of wrapped presents nearby – Buy Here
  • Use white and red striped tool aprons at each workshop station for guests – Buy Here
  • Display vintage-looking toy catalogs, children’s wish lists, naughty & nice lists on the walls and tables
  • Arrange plush stuffed elves, bears, wooden toys, soldiers nutcrackers around the room – Buy Here
  • Make giant gingerbread men and Christmas tree cookies for display
  • Play instrumental Christmas music like “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Party Food

Here are some awesome food ideas for when you throw a Santa’s workshop Christmas party.

Sugar cookies: A classic Christmas treat that can be decorated with festive holly sprigs, reindeer, or Santa hats.

Gingerbread men: Another classic Christmas dessert that can be made in the shape of Santa, reindeer, or other festive shapes.

Candy canes: A sweet and festive treat that can be served on their own or used to decorate other desserts.

Eggnog: A creamy and sweet holiday drink that can be served with a sprinkle of nutmeg on top.

Hot cocoa: A warm and comforting drink made with hot chocolate, milk, and sugar, topped with whipped cream and marshmallows.

Christmas tree bruschetta: Toasted bread topped with a mixture of cream cheese, diced tomatoes, basil, and a sprinkle of pine nuts to resemble a mini Christmas tree.

Reindeer food: A mix of cereal, goldfish crackers, and pretzels that can be served in small bags or bowls and enjoyed by both children and adults.

Snowman soup: A creamy and comforting soup made with white beans, chicken or vegetable broth, and a sprinkle of chopped fresh herbs to resemble a snowman’s carrot nose.

Christmas pudding: A traditional British holiday dessert made with dried fruit, nuts, and spices, served with a sweet sauce or cream.

Peppermint bark: A simple and festive dessert made with melted chocolate, peppermint candies, and crushed candy canes.

Holly berry fruit skewers: Fresh fruit skewers with grapes, strawberries, and pineapple, served with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of fresh mint leaves to resemble holly berries.

Snowflake pretzels: Pretzels shaped into snowflakes using a cookie cutter and served with a side of cheese dip or mustard for dipping.

Gingerbread trifle: Layers of gingerbread cake, custard, and fruit, topped with a sprinkle of nutmeg and a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Candy cane cheesecake: A creamy cheesecake made with candy cane-flavored syrup and topped with a crushed candy cane crust.

North Pole nachos: A festive twist on classic nachos, topped with ground beef or turkey, cheese, jalapenos, and a side of spicy elf sauce (spicy salsa).

Christmas tree salad: A mix of lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and cheese, served in a tree-shaped mold and topped with a homemade vinaigrette dressing.

Yule log cake: A classic French holiday dessert made with genoise or sponge cake, filled with buttercream frosting, and decorated to resemble a miniature Yule log.

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Santa’s Workshop Christmas Party Games

When you throw a Santa’s workshop Christmas party you may want to consider some games to entertain your guests. Here are some ideas for party games that you really should consider.

  • Wrap the Present Relay – Teams compete to correctly wrap presents as they relay them down a line. – Buy  Wrapping Paper Here
  • Reindeer Antlers Ring Toss – Toss rings onto wall-mounted faux reindeer antlers. – Buy Here
  • Fill Santa’s Bag – Guess how many toys or candy canes are in Santa’s velvet sack. Closest guess wins.
  • Toy Building Contest – Compete to build the best toy using blocks or building materials at your table.
  • Find Rudolph’s Nose – Hide a shiny red ornament in the room and compete to find it first. – Buy Red Noses Here
  • Cookie Decorating Competition – Make the most creative gingerbread person or Christmas tree cookie. – Buy Cookie Making Kits Here
  • Guess the Wrapped Gift – Place mystery gifts in different sized boxes with tantalizing clues.
  • Pin the Nose on Rudolph – A Christmas classic game!
  • Elf Training Obstacle Course – Complete mini challenges like crawling through cardboard fireplaces or creating toy piles blindfolded.
  • Frosty Snowman Bowling – Knock down “snowman” pins with a wrapped box “bowling ball”. – Buy Here

The games can feature prizes like small toys, candy, Santa hats, elf ears or even donated toys for charity!

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Party Music

The ultimate Christmas party playlist for this theme is easier than you may think. Here are some ideas for songs which you could include on your party playlist.

The perfect playlist for a magical Santa’s Workshop Christmas party should feature upbeat, festive tunes that make you feel like dancing with elves and building toys! Here are some fun music ideas:

  • “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – The Quintessential Santa song
  • “Jingle Bell Rock” – Bobby Helms Christmas classic
  • “Holly Jolly Christmas” – Burl Ives’ festive favorite
  • “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” – Andy Williams Christmas cheer
  • “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” – Brenda Lee’s hit holiday tune
  • “Christmas Time is Here” – Playful Peanuts song
  • “Winter Wonderland” – Dean Martin’s swingin’ snowy standard
  • “Up on the Housetop” – Gene Autry’s rooftop ditty
  • “We Need a Little Christmas” – From Broadway’s Mame for extra fun
  • “Must Be Santa” – Bob Dylan’s accordion polka piece
  • “Believe” – The iconic ballad from The Polar Express
  • “Making Christmas” – Playful Nightmare Before Christmas song
  • “Deck the Halls” – A classic Christmas caroling song
  • “Carol of the Bells” – Dramatic symphonic piece

Upbeat instrumentals from favorite holiday movies would also set the mood perfectly!

Your best option for music if you are to throw a Santa’s Workshop Christmas party is Amazon Music. You will never ever be without the perfect song at your fingertips for any party you throw. You can check out the best deals for Amazon Music by clicking here.

Santa’s Workshop Christmas Party Favors

Whe you throw a Santa’s workshop Christmas party you will undoubtedly want to say a big thank you to your guests. Give them something to help them remember your party. Here are some ideas that would make wonderful party favors for your guests.

  • Personalized toy blocks or mini Etch-A-Sketches – Buy Here
  • Striped peppermint candy sticks in cello bags
  • Hot cocoa kits with mugs, mix, marshmallows – Buy Here
  • Sugar cookies baked into the shapes of presents or Christmas trees
  • Candy stuffed into miniature stockings – Buy Here
  • Ornament picture frames decorated like wreaths – Buy Here
  • Mini bottles of maple syrup with a pancake cookie cutter – Buy Here
  • Reindeer nose headbands or elf ear headpieces – Buy Here
  • Small wooden yo-yos or spinning tops – Buy Here
  • Assorted chocolate coins wrapped in gold and red foil
  • DIY gingerbread house kits in take-home boxes – Buy Here
  • Santa hats,customize with guest initials stitched – Buy Here
  • Faux leather notebooks with sleigh bell pens – Buy Here
  • Mini crystal snow globes – Buy Here
  • Tree-shaped candle in a mug “forest”
  • Packets of hot apple cider mix
  • Vintage-looking toy tin loaded with wrapped candies

Getting creative with favors that seem like toys from the North Pole workshop will definitely put smiles on guests’ faces!

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.

What to Wear to a Santa’s Workshop Christmas Party

Here are some ideas for what you could wear to a this theme of Christmas party.


  • Mrs. Claus costumes – floor length red or green velvet dress with an apron, holiday jewelry – Buy Here
  • Green or red velvet dresses with faux fur trim, elf shoes, and striped tights
  • Sparkly tulle skirts with sweater tops and Santa hats
  • Festive Christmas sweaters paired with skirts/pants and elf ear headbands


  • Full Santa costumes with a jacket, hat, belt, glasses, and beard – Buy Here
  • Elf costumes like green tops with striped pointed collars, striped tights, and elf ears – Buy Here
  • Suspenders with no shirts, bowties, sleeve garters, and Santa hats
  • Sweaters or flannel button-downs with jeans and Santa beards/hats


  • Elf costumes with felt green jackets, striped stockings, and elf ears – Buy Here
  • Little Santa outfits with pants, red coats, and Santa hats
  • Toy soldier costumes with red coats and black furry hats
  • Girls in red or green tulle dresses with bows and headbands

The outfits should be fun, bright colors like green, red, white and make use of Santa, elf and toy inspired accessories!

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Written by Doc cotton

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