How to Plan a Jolly Christmas Pajama Party

It's warm fuzzies all around at this merry and bright Christmas pajama party. Break out your best flannel and fleece for a morning of cozy recipes, holiday ditties and themed charades.

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Step aside, stuffy holiday dinners and awkward office parties! From now on, this comfy-casual Christmas pajama party is on our list every year. Hunker down with your squad for a rise-and-shine celebration with nibbles, tunes and tons of fun.

See more family-friendly holiday party ideas.

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Holiday Table Runner
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Create a Makeshift Runner

Holiday hack here! If you need a quick but cute table runner for your party, look no further than the craft closet. Unfurl a roll of festive gift wrap on your surface for a splash of color and quick cleanup after the fact. Our favorite patterns are retro stripes, Buffalo plaid and polka dots.

Don’t forget about the Christmas tree!!! If it slipped your mind, don’t worry we got you covered. Two of the holiday season’s superstars, Balsam Hill and Twinkly, collaborated to create a smart Christmas tree that left us wonderstruck. We are sure you will be impressed too!

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holiday table decorations
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Deck the Table

Keep things casual at this breakfast soiree by setting up your spread on a coffee table. Then, break out the disposable goods, such as napkins, straws and plates. But don’t stop there with the paper products! Bright honeycomb trees of all colors and sizes lend fun, festive nostalgia.

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Coffee Bar
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Brew up a Coffee Bar

Have some holly jolly java! Partygoers will perk up for a pot of joe paired with homemade creamers (bonus points if they’re festive flavors!), grab-and-go mugs, and other spices and stir-ins, such as cinnamon sticks or sugar.

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pink blended smoothie drink
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Blend a Beverage

Drink your morning dose of fruit and protein with a wholesome sipper. These gorgeous Berry Breakfast Smoothies include a splash of wintry cranberry juice as well as a sprinkling of frozen berries. Guests will be saying “brr!” in the best way.

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stacked donut bites in a cone shape
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Stack a Snack

Mimic the classic conifer with a croquembouche made of homemade doughnut holes (store-bought work, too!). Turn a plastic foam cone upside-down on a serving platter. Stick toothpicks in even rows around the cone, then thread doughnut holes onto each pick until the cone is completely covered. Then round out your menu with breakfast sliders and fresh fruit.

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record player with christmas music
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Cue up Carols

What’s a party without some tunes? Whether you have your faves on vinyl or a playlist, your crew will be delighted to hum and sing along to classic songs. We love Elvis’ Christmas Album and The Beach Boys’ Christmas Album. Or try a book on tape, such as How the Grinch Stole Christmas, for the little ones.

Psst! Tune into our holiday baking playlist.

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homemade holiday popsicle stick game
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Play the Day Away

In need of knee-slapping, all-ages entertainment? Play some holiday-themed charades! Write prompts on jumbo craft sticks, wrap ’em with washi tape for Christmasy cuteness, then prop in a jar for picking. Some starter ideas: making a snow angel, sledding down a hill and Santa sliding down a chimney. And don’t miss out on this exciting saran wrap Christmas game that the whole family will love.

Want some adult activities instead? Try these party games!

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two people wearing holiday pajamas sitting on the ground
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Sport your PJs

Stay put in your cozy clothes! Invite friends and family to leave their holiday best at home and, instead, arrive in their favorite fleece and flannel sets. Family Christmas pajama sets encouraged. This is a morning full of lounging, laughter, love and, of course, good food.

If you’re having a sleepover, don’t forget to check out our collection of sleepover games.

Annamarie Higley
Annamarie is Taste of Home’s Shopping Editor and previously worked on the brand’s magazine and special issues. It was during this time she tapped into her love language, gifts, and spearheaded the print holiday gift guides in 2021 and 2022. She’s thrilled to continue creating gift guides full time for the shopping team, in addition to testing and reviewing products, spotlighting viral gadgets and editing freelanced content. A midwestern transplant from the San Francisco Bay Area, she enjoys hiking, crafting and—you guessed it!—shopping and cooking.