69 A Christmas Story Christmas Party Theme Celebration Ideas

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!

A Christmas Story Christmas party text on a green background with different items from the movie like Ralphies glasses and hat, pink bunny pajamas, fragile lamp crate


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

See all our A Christmas Story Christmas party food, games, Christmas Story decoration ideas, and theme ideas below! KEEP SCROLLING for great ideas for holiday spirit and holiday cheer for fun Christmas theme ideas, including A Christmas Story crafts, games, and recipes!

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A Christmas Story Themed Party Ideas (FUN HOLIDAY PARTY THEMES)

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):

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The BEST Christmas Story Party Ideas - cartoon images of party props from the Christmas Story movie

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!


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:

Let us know your favorite A Christmas Story decorations and we’ll them to our list!

A Christmas Story Party Supplies

What To Wear To A Christmas Story Movie Party Ideas

What do you wear to A Christmas Story party?

You can’t lose by dressing up like anyone in the A Christmas Story cast!

Christmas Story Soap Christmas Candy (CHRISTMAS STORY MOVIE THEME PARTY)

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 Crafts, Games, Recipes, and Projects for The Christmas Story Movie Party Theme text over Ralphie glasses and hat

A Christmas Story Party Games and Fun Activities For Kids and Adults

Christmas or party games for A Christmas Story theme:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!

We hope you have fun with A Christmas Story Christmas party theme — one of the best holiday party themes!

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