by Molly Booth ~ Here are some of my successful lazy holiday party themes with tips on how to keep them low-key. Read the full story here:
  1. The Pajama Party
    Everyone has to wear PJs, preferably holiday or winter themed ones. Easy, quirky, and pictures from the party are adorable. You will have to convince your more dapper friends to show up in sleep wear, but other than that, this is like a 1 on the effort scale. And the party itself is super cuddly and cozy.
  2. The Seriously Fancy Party
    This may sound like more work, but it’s really just the opposite of the PJ party — everyone has to show up in formal attire. Instantly, the party is classier, and everyone looks hella nice. So many opportunities for glamorous selfies.
  3. Scifilent Night
    This one has a bit more to it, more like a 2 to 3 on the effort scale, but still easy. My sister and I made a big ol’ TARDIS on the wall out of blue painter’s tape and Christmas lights, and then invited people to come dressed as a character from science fiction, should they so choose. We didn’t do a lot else, but that TARDIS was just enough to carry the theme for the night. It became a photo booth at one point, which is funny, when you think about how pictures are like time-traveling, kind of.
  4. The Mad Men Office Party
    I was into Mad Men one year in a pretty extreme way: I had just bought a pink version of Peggy Olson’s iconic blue plaid dress. I wanted to show it off, so we asked our friends to wear Mad Men-esque 1960s period clothes. Some people adhered to this more than others, but automatically, this party had more of a vintage office vibe.