Good Grief! 9 Ideas for a Charlie Brown Christmas Party

Get ready to cozy up with Snoopy, Charlie and the rest of the Peanuts gang. These Charlie Brown Christmas theme party ideas will delight kids and adults alike.

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Send Out Themed Invitations

The first step when planning any party is making a guest list. And once it’s time to gather up the whole gang, there’s no better way than to send out these adorable Snoopy invitesDrop them in the mail a few weeks before the big day.

Get the invitations here.

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Bake Up Some String Lights

You know how Snoopy decorates his dog house with big, colorful lights? You can decorate your dessert table with ’em, too. These Christmas Light Cookies are so fun to make. And, they can be made before party day!

Get the recipe here.

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Set Out a Festive Spread

Speaking of dessert tables, you’ll want to set out a festive spread for your party guests. We love this look from Party Pinching that includes the iconic Charlie Brown Christmas tree (learn more about it here), a Santa Snoopy and tons of snacks! These tasty recipes were inspired by all of your favorite Christmas movies.

Get the full how-to here.

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Cozy Up and Enjoy the Show

No Charlie Brown Christmas party is complete without a viewing of the classic film! Buy or rent a copy, or schedule your party to coincide with the annual television screening. For an extra-cozy touch, encourage guests to wear pajamas and provide tons of cozy blankets, pillows and stuffed toys.

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Add a Little Pop to Your Party

You can’t watch a movie without popcorn! This adorable printable popcorn box comes from Chica and Jo—and it’s just the beginning. They have everything you need for a Peanuts party—including banners, favor bags and more. (Fill up the boxes with our gourmet popcorn recipes.)

Get the printables here.

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Keep the Party Going with Christmas Trivia

After the movie, keep the excitement going by playing a round of Christmas-themed trivia. Keep all of the questions related to the classic or branch out and include other holiday favorites. Here are a few questions to get you started:

  • What is the song in Charlie Brown Christmas? (Christmas Time Is Here)
  • How much is a visit with “Doctor” Lucy? (5 cents)
  • Who sang the Charlie Brown Christmas song? (Music by Vince Guaraldi Trio/Vocals by a children’s choir from St. Paul’s Episcopal Church)
  • What does Lucy want for Christmas? (Real estate)
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Don’t Forget the Snoopy Snax!

Your guests won’t be able to get enough of this tasty combo of puppy chow, peanuts and yellow-coated candies from Momma Told Me. Snoopy Snax is perfect for party-time munching, but you could also pack it into individual goodie bags to send home with your guests.

Get the recipe here.

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Make a Cute Craft

Round out your party with a fun, kid-friendly craft. This genius ornament idea from Non-Toy Gifts is reminiscent of Charlie’s iconic zig-zag shirt, and it’s a fun addition to any Christmas tree.

Get the full how-to here.

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Send Your Guests Home with a Sweet Saying

When it’s time to say your goodbyes, don’t let guests leave empty-handed. This adorable quote art makes the perfect parting gift for kids and adults alike.

Get the quote art here.

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Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.