Hosting a Christmas Adam party is not just a chance to gather with friends and family to enjoy a unique party; it is actually a lot less work (and expense) than a typical holiday get-together, especially because the guests bring the food. All that the host supplies is the location, tableware, and beverage.
1) Guests give a gift that is either handmade by them or something that can be made by the recipient. You can draw names or have a random exchange.
2) Every guest/couple makes a food item to share. Hosts can assign a category like appetizer or dessert if preferred or just let guests choose their favorite item to make.
Hostess To Do List
• Pick a date
Yes… Christmas Adam is officially December 23rd, the day before Christmas Eve, but you can have a Christmas Adam party ANY day before the 24th if you want to. The “rules” of the party are just as much a part of the experience as the specific date.
• Compile the guest list
If everyone knows each other you might want to draw names (or assign names) for the gift exchange. Or guests can just bring a handmade gift for a random exchange. You know your guests, so pick what you think will work best.
•Decide what kind of food you would like to have shared at your party.
Guests will want to know whether to bring items that would be appropriate for a full dinner, hors d’oeuvres only, a gathering with just appetizers and desserts, or maybe desserts only. We will make it clear on the invitations what kind of foods they can expect at the party.
•Choose an invitation -email, printables, or ready-made choices (available soon on this website)
The basic guidelines will be printed on the invite. We also include our website address so guests can easily look up more information about Christmas Adam as well as find resources and project ideas to help them create their perfect Christmas Adam gift.
• Email or snail mail your invites
If you have chosen to draw/assign names, contact guests planning to attend with the name of the person they will be bringing a gift for. Also, If you are not comfortable with leaving the choice of food categories up to your guests you could also assign a category of food to bring. For example if you are planning to have your guests eat a full dinner and are worried that all the guests will end up bringing just dessert, you could assign a general category (appetizer, main dish, side dish, or dessert) after you have confirmation. My family left it up to each person to decide for themselves and they had PLENTY of ALL KINDS of food. But you decide what works best for you. One of the benefits of this format is that it is SIMPLE and non-stressful.
THEN SIT BACK AND RELAX knowing you won’t have to spend hours and hours of cooking and baking.