9 Ideas to Help You Host the Ultimate Christmas Party in Sydney

9 Ideas to Help You Host the Ultimate Christmas Party in Sydney

By Annie Symmonds
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Arrange flowers, cook the perfect Christmas BBQ or shake cocktails and make your Christmas party ideas in Sydney the best yet. Whether you’re after office Christmas party ideas or are looking for fun holiday activities to enjoy with friends and family, there are plenty of unique things to do in Sydney this festive season that you may have never considered!

When we’re getting ready to end the year and start the Christmas holidays, it can feel like a stressful time, especially if you’re trying to finish up projects at work while juggling the Christmas shopping and trying to find the best Christmas gifts for her or him. If you’re having family around for Christmas lunch and unsure where to even begin, feel rest assured that you can complete all of your tasks with ease.

Christmas in Sydney is all about spending quality time together with your loved ones. While many families head up or down the coast camping for a few days away, why not switch things up in 2024 and spend more quality time together before the holidays begin? Start new holiday traditions and organise fun art classes, hands-on workshops or cooking classes with your friends and family for a silly season like no other.

The best part? These hands-on experiences can help ease stress and allow your mind to switch off, which is even more vital during the month of December. Guests at your Sydney Christmas party will appreciate the opportunity to take some time out to relax, a much different pace to the rest of the lead-up to Christmas.

Wondering where to start when it comes to planning the ultimate Christmas party in Sydney? Here are some popular ideas to help you on your way.

Make a DIY Christmas wreath

DIY Christmas wreath

Get straight into the Christmas spirit with a Christmas wreath making class! With classes held privately as well as online or in-person, Christmas wreath making classes are popular for Christmas work parties, families or even a girly get-together.

Spend a couple of hours being taught by some of the best florists in your local neighbourhood and learn how to put together a unique Christmas wreath you’ll be proud to hang at home. You’ll be taught how to mix and match various flowers and learn about the different places you can hang them in your home to ensure they’ll last. You’ll also gain the skills to continue making your own Christmas wreath each year as a new tradition you can do with loved ones.

On the search for more unique Sydney experiences? Get familiar with delicate, dried flowers and learn how to arrange an everlasting arrangement. Perfect if you want a gift that’ll last you into next Christmas and remind you of some special memories shared with loved ones.

Get behind the grill at a BBQ cooking class

BBQ cooking class

Many Aussie families spend Christmas around the barbeque, so learn to take your BBQ cooking skills to the next level with a fun BBQ Christmas cooking class. Taught by a local BBQ chef, you’ll learn how to smoke meats, marinate them and bring out the flavours in the best way possible. Friends and family will be so impressed when you serve up restaurant-worthy meats! A popular choice for end-of-year team building activities, this is a Christmas event that everyone will love.

For more foodie-friendly ideas, check out these awesome ideas for Christmas lunch in Sydney!

Shake cocktails at a mixology class

making diy cocktails with jigger

Kick off the summer right and learn how to craft easy cocktail recipes with family and friends. Guided by an experienced and passionate mixologist, you’ll learn how to make cocktails that fit perfectly into the festive mood, from a bright and vibrant Aperol Spritz to an invigorating espresso martini for those long summer nights. If you’re looking to upgrade your glasses of wine and tinnies this year, you can’t go wrong with a cocktail making class.

Design your own Christmas cards

handmade christmas cards

If you struggle to find the best Christmas cards, look no further! Bring the kids along and spend quality time with family at a Christmas card making class where you’ll be able to make special memories.

Sending Christmas cards has been a tradition that goes way back in time. This year, why not take it to the next level and make your own Christmas cards to send to loved ones? Make new Christmas traditions and let your loved ones know how much they mean to you. As you’ve taken the time to put your creativity into each card, they’ll feel more loved and appreciated than ever before. Kids will love doing these DIY crafts and you’ll wonder why you hadn’t started this Christmas tradition before.

Learn how to cook festive, vegan dishes

Looking to try some healthier dishes for Christmas lunch in Sydney this year? Why not try a vegan festive cooking class for the whole family to enjoy? Mealtimes should be about spending quality time together as a family, rather than trying to make something quick and easy. When you learn to make new recipes that you can feel proud of, you’ll feel much more confident in the kitchen and will consciously cook healthier meals together.

Socialise at a beginners paint and sip class

woman smiling at paint and sip class

Trying to find ideas to hold a Christmas party? Paint and sip classes are the ultimate fun Christmas activity to get everyone together for an entertaining and exciting art class. Learn how to paint in a non-serious and non-judgemental art class that is designed to simply kick back with a glass of wine and paint in a relaxing environment.

It’s really popular for team Christmas parties, after-work activities for friends and even if you’re looking for things to do on the weekend in Sydney.

Make DIY Christmas baubles

And lastly, make new Christmas traditions and build new Christmas decorations with your family. A DIY Christmas bauble class is a fantastic opportunity to add new memories to your growing collection of Christmas decorations. Kids will love getting involved and feeling part of the making process, taught by a local artist. Design your own unique Christmas bauble you can hang proudly on your tree in the coming years which will help you look back fondly on the special memories you made with your family.

Melt and pour custom-scented soy candles

candle making classes

If you're looking for a creative and unique Christmas activity, consider joining a candle making class. Candle making is not only a great way to unwind, but it also provides you with personalised, handmade gifts that you can give to your loved ones. These classes are often available both in person and online, making it convenient for everyone to participate.

During a candle making class, you'll learn the art of crafting candles, from choosing scents and colours to mastering various techniques. You can make scented candles that capture the essence of the holiday season or create customised coloured candles that match your party's theme. These candles will not only serve as beautiful decorations but also make thoughtful, handcrafted gifts for your guests.

Pottery painting classes for personalised Christmas decor

If you're seeking a hands-on Christmas activity that combines art and creativity, consider organising a fun pottery painting Sydney class! This is an excellent way to engage your guests in a relaxing and enjoyable artistic experience. You can choose pottery pieces such as mugs, ornaments or plates, and then let your creativity flow as you paint and decorate them.

Pottery painting classes are suitable for all ages, making them a perfect family-friendly activity. Participants can create personalised Christmas decorations or gifts that they can cherish for years to come. Plus, this relaxing and creative experience will add a unique touch to your Christmas party in Sydney, as your guests can take home their beautiful hand-painted pottery as souvenirs.

With hundreds of ideas to host an epic Christmas party in Sydney, we hope some of these ideas have inspired you to know you can pull off a party like no other!

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Hand Building Workshop: Serving Board

5.0 (26)

Instagram followers16k

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Brunswick & Burwood

1 to 14

label $100 - $119

Design, Carve and Block Printing Workshop

5.0 (9)

Instagram followers1k

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Sumner

1 to 6

label $95 - $109

Sculpt and Sip: Polymer Clay Earring Workshop

5.0 (1)

date_range Sun 12 May, 11am

location_on Wickham

1 to 30

label $90 - $95

Pets in Pastels: Draw Your Fur Baby Workshop

Instagram followers2k

Facebook likes1k

date_range Fri 28 Jun, 7pm

location_on Drummoyne / Mobile

1 to 30

label $70

Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Workshop

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Scarborough

1 to 30

label $39

Powertex Fabric Sculpture Class: Seated Angel

Facebook likes4.8 stars (59+)

Facebook likes2k

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Safety Bay

2 to 10

label $165

Watercolour Greeting Cards Class: Floral Wreath

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Bundall

2 to 6

label $89

Indigenous Seafood Cooking Class

Instagram followers6k

Facebook likes6k

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Pyrmont

10 to 40

label $180

Art Parties, Events and Functions

Instagram followers1k

Facebook likes3k

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Niagara Park / Mobile

5 to 30

label $45 - $100

Ornamental Paper Orchid Making Class with High Tea

Instagram followers3k

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Fremantle

3 to 15

label $357

Dried Flower Christmas Wreath Class

5.0 (5)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Comes to you

1 to 30

label $115

Gingerbread Baking Workshop

Instagram followers29k

Facebook likes19k

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Collingwood

12 to 40

label $70

Watercolour Painting: Winter Wonderland Wooden Cabin

Instagram followers10k

date_range Your choice of time



1 to 50

label $65

Special Christmas Moulded Candle Making Class

date_range Runs regularly

location_on North Adelaide

1 to 20

label $80 - $88

Learn How to Survive Silly Season Social Events

date_range Your choice of time



1 to 50

label $60

Dried Christmas Wreath Class

4.6 (7)

Instagram followers3k

date_range Sat 7 Dec, 1pm

location_on Virginia

1 to 30

label $150

DIY Soy Candles, Soaps, Scrubs and Bath Salts

4.8 (6)

date_range Your choice of time



local_shipping Craft kit delivered

12 to 50

label $225

Gingerbread House Workshop

4.7 (3)

Instagram followers2k

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Drummoyne

1 to 12

label $85

DIY Clay and Glaze Ornaments and Tags

Instagram followers2k

date_range Your choice of time



local_shipping Craft kit delivered

4 to 100

label $89

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

3.8 (5)

Instagram followers2k

date_range Sun 22 Dec, 12:30pm

location_on South Melbourne

1 to 80

label $39 - $64

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