If you’ve got a super crafty crew that deserves a festive treat and you’ve been racking your brains for creative Christmas party ideas, then relax – your search ends here. We’ve got you covered with a range of ultra arty in-person and online classes and workshops that make great Christmas activities and will satisfy even the most passionate Picassos amongst the group!
Don’t fancy the usual dinner-and-drinks drill this festive season? Perhaps the thought of party games leaves you and your team feeling more ‘no, no, no’ than ‘ho, ho ho’? Maybe you’re a craft loving family trying to get into the Christmas spirit across the miles? Whatever the reason, if you’re looking for crafty Christmas party ideas, we’ve got everything from festive printmaking and cookie baking to pastry flaking and soothing candle making – so take a look at our list of favourites, and let us put a spark into your festive season!
Get arty at a festive lino printing workshop
If you and your crafty crew would rather get creative with inks than indulge in some drinks, swap cocktails for lino carving at our festive printing class. Fun, relaxing and creative, it makes the ideal alternative Christmas party activity – especially when teamed with cosy hot drinks and plenty of festive nibbles! If you’ve ever fancied crafting your own handmade Christmas cards or wrapping paper but glue guns and glitter aren’t your thing, this workshop will teach you everything you need to know to create beautiful, simple yuletide artwork.
Hosted by craft connoisseurs Make Your Own at their central London studio, you’ll all learn how to plan your design, transfer it onto lino and carve it out using lino cutting tools ready to print. You’ll be shown how to apply inks and experiment with different printing methods, before finishing the session with three of your own handmade linocut Christmas cards and a sheet of wrapping paper. Whether you choose to go basic with a simple stocking design, opt for a colourful Father Christmas motif or create an intricate super snowy scene personalised with the recipient's name, the only limit is your imagination!
Get snap happy at a Christmas cracker class
Keen to kick the festive season off with a bang? For a Christmas party idea that will really put a spark in your yuletide, sign your creative gang up for a Christmas cracker making class, where you’ll master the art of creating your own gorgeous handmade crackers. The perfect addition to any festive table!
This mobile class is perfect if you’re planning on hosting your Christmas craft extravaganza at your home or workplace – simply sign up, and your talented teacher will come straight to you, bringing sack loads of goodies with them, just like Santa! You’ll receive everything you need in your craft kit to create six handmade crackers per person, including paper, haberdashery, trim and of course, the all-important snaps, and your crafty professional will teach you how to put it all together into one stylish package. At the end of the papercraft session you’ll have plenty of ‘cracking’ new craft skills, and you’ll be able to head home to continue your creative journey – mix it up with different papers, go wild with embellishments and even add personalised fillers to really put a smile on your guests’ faces this Christmas!
Celebrate the festive season with some marvelous mosaics
If you and your friends, family or colleagues would like to have a go at making your own Christmas decorations but glitter brings out your inner Grinch, why not swap glue guns for glass art and have a go at mosaic making instead? It might not be your traditional yuletide craft, but with cool festive designs and a wonderfully cosy atmosphere, it’s the perfect alternative to those tired old traditional Christmas party ideas.
If you’re keen to head off to a studio with your crew, our mosaic wreath workshop in Gloucester is going to tick all of your Christmas craft boxes. Fuelled by plenty of warming drinks to keep the winter chill at bay, you and your group will snuggle up in a specially equipped studio and learn how to create the ultimate long-lasting Christmas wreath from delicate glass tiles. Your talented teacher will show you how to create a design, cut and shape your tiles and then talk you through the best grouts and adhesives to use to give your mosaic masterpiece a professionally polished finish.
Trying to organise a fantastic festive fiesta across the miles? If you and your fabulous family, marvelous mates or wonderful work colleagues can’t meet up this Christmas time, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate and get your craft on together! Our Christmas tree mosaic craft kit is the perfect activity for groups looking for something to add a yuletide spark to their virtual Christmas event this year – simply connect with each other via Zoom, add some tasty tipples and festive snacks and then cosy up to create your very own mosaic Christmas tree decoration.
Relax and unwind at a Christmas candle making class
Are you looking for ways to help your hard working team unwind this Christmas time? Perhaps you and your gal pals would like to switch off from the usual hectic festivities and take a little time to rejuvenate? After all, a packed Christmas calendar can be fun, but nobody wants to reach the big day feeling burnt out!
For an alternative Christmas party idea that has all of the festive fun but none of the stress, our Christmas candle making workshop is going to immerse you and your group in heavenly seasonal scents and leave you all feeling calm, collected and ready to tackle those lengthy gift lists, perplexing food preparations and tricky travel plans!
You and your crafty crew will head into the city to a studio in London, where you’ll learn everything there is to know about candle making from your expert teacher. You’ll discover the importance of fragrance base notes and top notes, master the art of melting and pouring the wax and find out how to give your handmade candle a perfectly professional finish. With everything provided and no experience necessary, you and your gang simply need to bring plenty of creativity and Christmas spirit and switch off for an afternoon surrounded by the heady festive scents of orange, cinnamon and cedarwood.