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Quick, Simple Christmas Street Party Ideas!

There’s nothing like a Christmas street party to bring the neighbourhood together but seriously, who has time for that!  Organising a Christmas street party sounds like a big job but it can be nice and simple if you have a few friendly neighbours and some eager little helpers!

Food and drink – keep it simple

Christmas Street Party Santas

It doesn’t have to be a full staged, gourmet catered affair to delight the local kids.  The simplest street party is a mid-afternoon affair (no food required beyond snacks!)  If you’d like to make it a meal with the neighbours, you can opt for a pot luck where everyone brings a plate and their own drinks and chairs.  Consider grabbing a gourmet gift hamper pre-packed and just providing snacks if you’d like to “cater-not-cater”. 

Hold a good old Aussie Christmas Barbie!

If you’re keen to go next level, a neighbourhood barbecue is a simple way to get everyone fed without dealing with a lot of food prep.  It’s mostly about the neighbourhood kids having a great time, so forget catering and focus on fun!

Street party games

Jacky Sack

If you’re lucky enough to live in a cul de sac or on a quiet street you can set up the wheelie bins and crack out some Christmas cricket.  If not, band together with your immediate neighbours to make it a front yard affair.  In the spirit of keeping it simple, there are a few games that can be played easily on driveways and in front yards with little fuss and few overheads.

  • Slip and slide
  • Waterbomb/water gunplay
  • Shaving cream snowmen/snowball fight
  • Bobbing for apples
  • Hose and sprinkler play
  • Christmas pinata
  • Treasure hunt
  • Christmas carol karaoke
  • Christmas light disco
  • Egg & spoon races using baubles
  • Three-legged reindeer races
  • Santa sack races

Hilarious Christmas minute to win it games

Minute to win it Christmas games are perfect for any street party! They can be a great way to get families connecting and sharing a laugh! These are super easy and quick Christmas party games you can play with things you’ll likely find around the house! No need to play all 25, pick a few for kids and a few for adults, and you’re all set for one festive street party! See the full list here.

Make it a Christmas movie night

Christmas movie night

Does anyone in your street own a projector? Consider hanging a sheet and projecting your favourite Christmas movie on the big screen. You can even go all out with popcorn and a snack bar on the night. Here’s our list of the best Christmas movies to screen at your party.

Easy Christmas street party ideas

To make the party festive, invite all of your neighbours to turn their Christmas lights on for the event and remind everyone to wear their Christmas outfits.  It doesn’t take much to get kids excited about Christmas and to bring your neighbours together for a memorable and wonderful community event. 

Brisbane is a great place to get to know your neighbours, and this is the perfect time of year for a little goodwill for all!

Looking for more Christmas fun?

Why not transform your family into elves for the day and get busy making DIY Christmas gifts everyone will love!

Now is also a great time to teach the importance of giving by supporting one of these great kids’ charities.

We love a themed party! Here are more themed party ideas:

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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