For those of you modern families that are looking for your ‘thing’ for the holidays, here are 4 modern holiday traditions to start with your own family!
Grand or small, I think we can all agree that the holidays never come without a few traditions, even if they weren’t meant to be a yearly occurrence at first.
Someone had to take that ugly sweater hit for us all before it became a cool tradition if you know what I mean.
Now that we’re getting to the age of having families and holiday staples of our own, I thought it would be cool to come up with 4 modern holiday traditions to start if you’re on the market for your new holiday “thing”.
And these 4 Ways To Add Temporary Pattern To Any Party are a great way to add some color!
Naturally, they have to be a little quirky to be memorable, but we’ve got some ideas you can make as crazy as you want.
To prep for the cause, we did a little Urban Outfitters shopping to get geared up for these traditions.
It’s no secret UO is the King of the new, old and ugly Christmas sweater and all of the quirky accessories to go with it, so it only seemed fitting.
This time instead of ugly sweaters, we’re switching it up with a cheesy mug holiday party.
Of course, we totally still encourage an equally cheesy sweater to go along with it!
1 — Cheese Mug Party
Cheesy mug parties are modern holiday traditions that have become increasingly popular recently. The concept is simple: guests bring a mug and a cheesy dish to share, and the host provides the beverages. This is a great way to enjoy some festive cheer with friends and family without having to spend a lot of money on decorations or food. Plus, it’s a great excuse to get together and eat some delicious cheese!
Of course, it’s never really a party without some music, so our second-holiday tradition idea is a Christmas Eve dance party… retro style. I mean, you can’t really go wrong with a mint green record player and holiday vinyl, can you?
2 — Do A Mug Swap
Doing a mug swap is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and spread some cheer. It’s also a budget-friendly way to update your mug collection. So gather your friends and start swapping!
Here is how it works;
1 — Find a group of friends, family members, or co-workers who are interested in participating.
2 — Each person brings a mug to the swap. It can be new or used but should be clean and in good condition.
3 — Once everyone has arrived and placed their mug on the table, each person gets to choose a new mug from the selection.
4 — Enjoy your new mug and fill it with your favorite holiday drink! (We recommend hot chocolate or eggnog.)
5 —- Repeat the swap next year with the same group or mix things up and invite new people.
3 — Christmas Eve Dance Party
Of course, it’s never really a party without some music, so our second-holiday tradition idea is a Christmas Eve dance party… retro style.
I mean, you can’t really go wrong with a mint green record player and holiday vinyls, can you?
It will also make your party fun with this DIY Retro Portable Bar
4 — Mobile Phone Printed Ornaments
And to make sure you have all of the memories captured, you can print and hang your favorite photos from the party with this mobile polaroid printer and hanging gold polaroid frame ornaments to add to your collection every year.
This is the perfect complement to our DIY Color Block Storage.
Do you all have any modern traditions that you started with your family?
If you pick nothing else, that mobile Polaroid printer is MY JAM. It’s a really fun way to make sure you have a tangible memory and not just cellphone photos of the night!
Be sure to leave your ideas in the comments, I’m dying to know!
Crosley mint green record player // blessed mug // crazy cat lady mug // simpsons mug // polaroid mobile printer // gold polaroid ornament frames // She & Him Christmas record // colorful bottle brush trees // dotted skirt // dotted coat // color block storage // white area rug
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11 thoughts on “4 Modern Holidays Traditions to Start”
I want to throw a christmas eve party for sure! Growing up in Lima peru, wr eould wait until midnight to open aLlthe presents and eat panettone + hot chocolate. I continue thus traDition With my huSband now :)
Love it! Thanks for sharing! xo
Is the little green bottle brush tree the “mint” or “teal” color?
Oh yes, I can’t wait for Christmas! The Mug Party idea is very nice.
Great ideas and such beautiful pictures!
Where did you get those darling trees?
The trees are from Target! So cute!
Christmas Eve dance party? Amazing!
Sparkles and Shoes
These are just beyond cute!
So, so, so cute! Love that Polaroid printer, too! I think i need one!
Awesome! Christmas Dancing Party is a must!