A Christmas Story Christmas party theme is sure to be a hit because almost everyone loves the popular, classic Christmas movie! If you’re looking for a holiday party theme for adults and kids alike, this is it! We’ll include Christmas story movie Christmas party food, holiday decorations, and even Christmas party outfit ideas!
BEST A CHRISTMAS STORY CHRISTMAS PARTY IDEAS
This is a favorite Christmas movie at our house, so we’re always up for some good Christmas party theme ideas for a watch party or holiday theme! There are so many different things you can do with A Christmas Story party theme that will leave partygoers of all ages talking about it for years to come! (These are even great ideas for A Christmas Story birthday party!)
What To Do At A Christmas Story Themed Party:
- Use a FRAGILE leg lamp centerpiece (the famous Christmas Story movie lamp!)
- Play a Christmas Story party game
- Use a Christmas Story Movie Backdrop for holiday selfies
- Make cracked Ralphie glasses Christmas cookies
- Decorate your Christmas tree with old school, retro Christmas decorations
- Create a Christmas story movie theme food buffet
- Have a Christmas Story costume party where guests dress as their favorite A Christmas Story movie cast member / character — like a Randy Christmas story costume with a snowsuit (with your arms sticking out!) and a ton of scarves or a Ralphie pink bunny costume
- Have a movie themed scavenger hunt (or one based on holiday movies)
- Use Christmas story photo props for guest to create memories
- Play finish the A Christmas Story movie quotes (print out quotes with fill-in-the blank areas) and give out Christmas Story movie gifts to the winners
- Decorate with different Christmas Story movie props
- See who knows the most fill-in-the-blank Christmas Story movie facts
- Get in some Triple Dog Dares
- Have a white elephant gift exchange with only Christmas Story movie themed prizes / Christmas gift
- Keep it casual and ask people to wear their favorite Christmas Story movie pajamas
- Sing Christmas Carols
- Have a crabby Santa and impatient and mean elves for photo opps
- Be sure to play A Christmas Story movie on TV (and a A Christmas Story 2) in the background of the party for a movie watch party
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What did they eat for dinner in A Christmas Story?
For the “Mommy’s Little Piggie” dinner in a Christmas Story, they had meatloaf (smeatloaf) and mashed potatoes. For the Christmas dinner, the mom makes a turkey (which they don’t get to eat), so they head to the Chinese restaurant to have Christmas dinner.
What bird did they eat in a Christmas story?
For the Christmas dinner, the mom makes a beautiful Christmas turkey, but the Bumpuses dogs eat the turkey. Then, the family went to the Chinese restaurant Chop Suey Palace and had Peking Duck, which Ralphie called “Chinese turkey.”
You’ll Also Have Fun With These Holiday Party Themes (and more fun Christmas movie themed party ideas):
Let’s get into all our A Christmas Story party ideas, shall we? Here’s how to host a Christmas Story party that party guest and friends will talk about for years!
HOW TO THROW A CHRISTMAS STORY CHRISTMAS PARTY
If you’re looking for unique Christmas party themes, try the Christmas Story themed party! This is such a fun activity and a perfect opportunity to celebrate one of your favorite Christmas movies. Fun holiday party ideas for kids and adults and perfect party theme to celebrate the Christmas season! These are fun ideas even for a holiday movie night or a classic Christmas movie marathon!
A Christmas Story Party Invitations
Christmas Story Invite Ideas:
- We Triple Dog Dare You To Attend Our Christmas Story Party!
- Oh Fuuuuuuuuudge! We’re Having a Christmas Story Party!
- You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out If You Miss this Party!
- I Want a Red Ryder BB Gun and YOU For Our Christmas Story Party!
- Ralphie’s Red Ryder Roundup
- Holiday Movie & Mingle
- Red Ryder Rendezvous
- Fragile: Handle with Care Holiday Bash
- Bumpus Hound Howl-iday Hoedown
- Bunny Suit Ball
A Christmas Story Party Decorations
Fun Christmas Story decor ideas:
- Leg Lamp centerpiece / leg lamp decor
- A Christmas Story photo props and cardboard cutouts
- Cowboy hats and cowboy kerchiefs
- Cowboy boots mugs
- Retro Christmas tree lights
- A Christmas Story red soap (with quotes from A Christmas Story soap poisoning scene)
- Quote boards with Ralphie quotes and movie character quotes
Let us know your favorite A Christmas Story decorations and we’ll them to our list!
A Christmas Story Party Supplies
- Red and green tablecloths, napkins, and cups
- Christmas Story party favors like Ralphie glasses
- Need giveaway party prizes for game winners? Try this fun talking leg lamp!
- A Christmas Story party plates (we like these retro ones for the era)
- Chinese takeout containers (to put cookies or snacks to take home)
What To Wear To A Christmas Story Movie Party Ideas
What do you wear to A Christmas Story party?
- Ralphie nerd glasses and a red winter hat
- A Christmas Story t-shirt
- Oh Fudge! tee
- Ralphie’s Pink Bunny costume
- Cowboy Ralphie costume
- Bully Scut Farkus costume (just grab A Christmas story hat!)
- Pink bunny sweatshirt
- Lighted Leg Lamp necklace
- Pink Bunny Slippers
- Fragile Leg Lamp shirt
- Ralphie’s dad costume (brown cardigan, white button down, brown tie)
- One of Santa’s scary elves
You can’t lose by dressing up like anyone in the A Christmas Story cast!
A Christmas Story Party Food (Easy Themes Foods)
The key to fun Christmas Story movie food is to put signs or movie quotes by your theme recipes or dishes!
Clever Christmas Party Themes Food Ideas:
- Red LifeBuoy soap (make red chocolates using this mold and this colored chocolate then put an (Edible) LifeBuoy Soap sign on them) – or learn how to make a No Soap Poisoning Soap recipe FOUND HERE – it won’t be a Christmas Story holiday party without Ralphie Christmas Story soap! (Put a soap poisoning A Christmas Story sign by it!) This is one of my favorite
A Christmas Story themed food ideas!
- Meat Loaf Beat Loaf Double Smeat Loaf (put A Christmas Story meatloaf quote sign by it!)
- Mini mashed potatoes cups
- Oooooh FUDGE! Fudge
- Mommy’s Little Piggy bacon wrapped chicken
- I Triple Dog Dare You! Hot Salsa and Chips
- Triple Dog Dare Hotdogs
- A+++ Christmas Essay Fruit Basket (like Ralphy gives his teacher)
- FRAGILE! Must Be Italian! Italian
- Drink More Ovaltine! Homemade Hot Chocolate Bar
- Leg Lamp cookies and Fragile Crate cookies (Put the Christmas Story Ovaltine quote on a sign by it!)
- You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out! Official Red Ryder, carbine action, 200-shot, range model air rifle, with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time BB gun candy BBs
- Bumpuses Dogs turkey
- Peking Duck
- Chinese Food (in classic take out containers)
- Stick Your Tongue on the Flagpole Candy Sticks (or candy canes)
Any of these work for Christmas pajama party food ideas for this theme, too!
A Christmas Story Party Games and Fun Activities For Kids and Adults
Christmas or party games for A Christmas Story theme:
- Have a snowball fight (indoors or outdoors!)
- Play Christmas Story Scramble
- How many words can you make out of FRAGILE or RED RYDER BB GUN in 5 minutes and then give a MAJOR AWARD to the winner
- Have a Red Ryder shooting contest (really an indoor nerf game)
- Use a Little Orphan Annie decoder ring to decode Christmas messages
- Play A Christmas Story board game
- Play the Christmas Story card game (or give it away as a party prize!)
- Have fun with TRIPLE DOG DARES
- Write a Christmas A++++ essay and everyone votes the winner for a prize
- Play A Christmas Story movie bingo
- Create a Christmas Story movie quiz
- Split into teams and play A Christmas Story movie trivia (have great prizes to give away!)
- Plan the Saran wrap game filled with Christmas Story theme prizes
- Play a Christmas Story game (YES! A Christmas Story the party game!)
Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!