How to Create a Friendmas this Year?

How to Create a Friendmas This Year

Leave the dad jokes and family feuds to one side, this year it’s all about friendmas.

Yes you did read that right – friendmas. A friend Christmas or Christmas with friends if you will. It’s a great way to celebrate the festive season without having to think about a kids table, or a reason to tell your Great Aunt why you are in fact still single. Friendmas will give you the chance to get all your friends together, enjoy some delicious food and create some memories together in December. Below you will find everything you need to know about how to create a friendmas as well as extras you could include.

7 Tips on Creating a Successful Friendmas

1. Keep the guestlist small

You will want to try and limit your guestlist to around 8-15 people. That way there are enough people to create your friendmas but not too many that you won’t be able to have a chat with everyone and make sure everyone is involved in the fun.

2. Make sure it’s a suitable location

This one is a little bit of an obvious one but make sure your chosen location is suitable with the plans you are wanting to make. Choosing your home as your location for friendmas is a great option but if you can’t use your home just make sure you are using a location that has indoors or sheltered areas because December is known for being rainy and cold.

3. Get together a festive playlist

Whether you want some Christmas songs to sing along to or just some music to play in the background, having a festive playlist will be a great shout. Either create your own or use the one we have created below.

1. All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – The Jackson 5

3. It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé

4. Baby It’s Cold Outside – Tom Jones, Cerys Matthews

5. Last Christmas – Wham!

6. Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande

7. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

8. Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

9. It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – Andy Williams

10. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Dean Martin

11. Underneath The Tree – Kelly Clarkson

12. Feliz Navidad – Jose Feliciano

13. Mistletoe – Justin Bieber

14. Wonderful Chris­tmas­time – Paul McCartney

15. Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid

16. Driving Home For Christmas – Chris Rea

17. One More Sleep – Leona Lewis

18. Frosty The Snowman – Ella Fitzgerald

19. Step Into Christmas – Elton John

20. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Wizzard

21. Little Drummer Boy – for KING & COUNTRY

22. Mistletoe And Wine – Cliff Richard

23. Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Mel & Kim

24. Fairytale Of New York – The Pogues, Kirsty MacColl

25. White Christmas – Bill Crosby

26. Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon, Yoko Ono

27. Stop The Calvary – Jona Lewie

4. Decide on your food options

Are you whipping up a full on Christmas dinner? Or are you wanting to opt for more of a Christmas buffet? Either way you will want to decide before your friendmas celebration begins. It would also be a good idea to figure out whether people are chipping in by giving you money or bringing certain food items on the day as their contri­bution.

5. Make sure to chill out and enjoy yourself

Although there is a lot of planning that will go into creating the perfect friendmas you will want to make sure that you leave yourself time to chill out and enjoy yourself. After all you are creating this friendmas to make memories with your closest friends.

6. Include fun ice breaker games

Some of your friends that you are inviting may not have met each other before so you will want to break the ice between everyone with some fun games. Things like charades and classic board games like Monopoly and Cluedo are great choices for doing this.

7. Create a vague timeline for the day

You want to keep things fun and take the day as it comes but creating a vague timeline would be useful for everyone. That way they know what time to get there, roughly what time they will be going, whether they need to book a taxi or not, you get the idea. By creating a vague timeline you will then be able to avoid any questions from your friends about the day.

Friendmas Decoration Ideas

Merry Christmas Wooden Bunting

Merry Christmas Wooden Bunting

Foliage String Lights

Foliage String Lights

Christmas Holly & Berries Confetti Balloons

Christmas Holly and Berries Confetti Balloons

Mistletoe & Merry Christmas Door Wreath

Mistletoe and Merry Christmas Door Wreath

Christmas Tree Shaped Prosecco Wall Drinks Holder

Christmas Tree Shaped Prosecco Wall Drinks Holder

Rose Gold LED String Lights

Rose Gold LED String Lights

Glitter Gingle Bells Christmas Gin Party Bunting

Glitter Gingle Bells Christmas Gin Party Bunting

Star Foliage Merry Christmas Wreath

Star Foliage Merry Christmas Wreath

Festive Mini Tree Shaped String Lights

Festive Mini Tree Shaped String Lights

Gold Foiled 'Festive AF' Balloon Bunting

Gold Foiled Festive AF Balloon Bunting

Christmas Gift Ideas for Friends

If you are looking for secret santa gifts we have a blog full of ideas for you.

Personalised Coupe Glasses with Engraved Flower Motif

Personalised Coupe Glasses with Engraved Flower Motif

Personalised Black & Leather Jute Shopper

Personalised Black and Leather Jute Shopper

Personalised Pint Glass Beer Tankard

Personalised Pint Glass Beer Tankard

Birth Flower Gin, Vodka or Whisky

Birth Flower Gin Vodka or Whisky

Best of British Beer Pub Gift Box

Best of British Beer Pub Gift Box

Sterling Silver Birthstone Bracelet

Sterling Silver Birthstone Bracelet

Cheese Lovers Letter Box Hamper

Cheese Lovers Letter Box Hamper

Set of Three Hot Chocolate & Marshmallow Bombs

Set of Three Hot Chocolate and Marshmallow Bombs

Penni White Flower Floral Clay Ceramic Coffee Cup

Penni White Flower Floral Clay Ceramic Coffee Cup

Mineral Bath Infusions Gift Collection

Mineral Bath Infusions Gift Collection

Festive Games to Play with Friends

Twist & Sprout Christmas Party Game

Twist Sprout Christmas Party Game

Santa Hat Christmas Charades

Santa Hat Christmas Charades

Christmas Trivia Game for Adults

Christmas Trivia Game for Adults

Who Am I? Guessing Game - Star Addition

Who Am I Guessing Game

Matchbox Games

Matchbox Games

Christmas Word Search

Christmas Word Search

Tins of Games 

Tins of Games

Gutterhead - Hilarious Party Game for Adults

Gutterhead - Hilarious Party Game for Adults

Colourful Box of Themed Trivia

Colourful Box of Themed Trivia

Bingo Novelty Christmas Cracker Game

Bingo Novelty Christmas Cracker Game

Christmas Tableware

Gold Foiled Christmas Tree Plate

Gold Foiled Christmas Tree Plate

Reusable Christmas Cracker Personalised Napkin

Reusable Christmas Cracker Personalised Napkin

Snowman Scarf Paper Christmas Napkins

Snowman Scarf Paper Christmas Napkins

Christmas Personalised Snowflake Place Names

Christmas Personalised Snowflake Place Names

Christmas Holly Leaf Paper Party Plates

Christmas Holly Leaf Paper Party Plates

Christmas Glass Decorations

Christmas Glass Decorations

Christmas Wreath Place Cards 

Christmas Wreath Place Cards

Christmas Glass Charms

Christmas Glass Charms

Robin Glass Decorations and Name Places

Robin Glass Decorations and Name Places

Red & White Christmas Straws with Bells

Red and White Christmas Straws with Bells

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