Chances are you’ve covered the basics – you’ve got the food planned, the music selected, and the invitations sent.
Perhaps you’re looking for one more thing to add a little something special to your Bible Study Christmas fellowship, Women’s Ministry Christmas Party, or Ladies Christmas Brunch.
I’ve got 5 Last-minute Christmas Fellowship Ideas to share with you today.
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1.Add an icebreaker or game.
Your guests almost always need a little help making connections with each other. Even if it’s a group that’s known each other for years, the right icebreaker will reveal information they don’t yet know about each other. Be sure to check out all of my favorite Christmas icebreakers here.
2. Encourage coloring!
Adult coloring pages are all the rage right now. Theses Christmas coloring bookmarks, note cards, and tags from the SweetotheSoul Shoppe on Etsy can be purchased and printed immediately –perfect for a last minute addition. Place a bookmark at every seat with packs of colored pencils or thin markers (pull from your church resource room if you can). If you have a lot of guests coming to your event, coloring gives them something to do and will help calm any nervousness they may be feeling as the new girl in the room.
3. Add a service project and collect needed items for a local ministry.
A quick couple of phone calls and an email to attendees is all that is needed. Maybe you’ll want to collect gift cards for a family in need, new undergarments for a local abuse shelter, or bags of food for the local food pantry. The SweettotheSoul kit above also contains printable Christmas tags. Print out the gift tags, ask your women to color them, encourage them to add a note or prayer on the back side, and tape the tags to your donations.
4. Give them chocolate.
Place chocolate nuggets around your Christmas party space. I adore these Names of the Savoir Chocolate Nugget Printable Wrappers. No need to use the tray and topper if you’re working on this last minute – though together they do make an awesome favor! Grab a bag of nuggets from the store, print your wrappers, and you’re ready to go!
5. Add a personal note.
Bless each guest with a short Christmas note. I’m a big fan of MaryDean Draws (she created that fabulous Blessed is She print just for Women’s Ministry Toolbox readers) and I just spied some new Christmas cards in her Etsy shop. I love the idea of placing a short note at each person’s seat – especially if you have a small gathering with your women’s ministry team or if you are a table hostess for a Christmas Table Event. Or use the included print file and place the 5×7 print in a frame as a favor for every guest or use the 8×10 as a door prize.
If you feel like you’re all set, please don’t feel the pressure to add one more thing to your to-do list which is probably already busting at the seams.
Really – these are a just a few fun and thoughtful ideas to consider if you feel like something is missing.
These ideas are not in any way meant to be a guilt trip.
I have no doubt your guests will feel loved whether or not there’s chocolate on the table or an icebreaker planned.
May God bless your Christmas fellowship. May your guests be reminded of the real reason for the season, Christ’s birth.
On a personal note:
I pray your Christmas is filled with sweet times with loved ones. That God blesses you with times of rest. That your time at His feet will give you extra grace to love all those He places in your path this holiday season.
I’ll be taking some time off from posting again until next year. I look forward to spending time with our family and finishing up some projects for this site that I can’t wait to reveal! Until then…