Eye Candy: 20 DIY Ideas for Happy Holiday Party Decor

Eye Candy: 20 DIY Ideas for Happy Holiday Party Decor

Holiday decor can be a little intimidating, especially holiday party decor, but it doesn't have to be. There are so many ideas out there that you can replicate for your own festive get-together. No need to reinvent the wheel on this one. Just take a peek at these 20 holiday party decor ideas and you'll be decking the halls  faster than you can say 'HoHoHo'.   

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1. Make a statement with a DIY ornament garland.

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2. Gather guests around the holiday photo backdrop.

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3. Make a festive knotted garland for the fireplace or the tree.

bow garland lights

4. Combine one part party and two parts Christmas with this Christmas bow light idea

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5. A giant advent calendar that doubles as party decor. 

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6. Spruce up the staircase with paper holly to get guests excited as they walk through the front door.

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7. Keep the table simple and focus on decorating the windows for a dinner party.

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8. Fresh trimmings and some cleverly placed pomegranates will do in a pinch for this San Francisco soiree

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9. Decorate the mantle with santa and his reindeer

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10. Go with a non-traidtional color palette and guests will rave about your unique style. 

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11. Or go with a traditional color palette and non-traditional florals and greenery for the centerpiece. 

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12. Add simple holiday touches throughout your home for part guests to enjoy. 

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13. Greenery and candles are always a good combo for Christmas parties.

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14. Get into the glitz and glam with these holiday party ideas

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15. Have a cookie exchange party and decorate with cute printables

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16. Celebrate with sequin Christmas tree cones

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17. Add green home accents and greenery around the house for more subtle holiday decor.

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18. Add flare with a fringed ornament garland.

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19. Adorn your mantle with these accordion paper trees.

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20. And finally, if you need a last-minute decor solution, try this tinsel garland wreath idea

Are you planning a party this holiday season? How will you decorate?

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Jayme on Nov 30, 2012:

Great list! I loved a lot of these ideas. :) Just when I think my house is Christmassed enough, there's inspiration like this!

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