Top Nine Holiday Parties

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9. 12:12 on 12/12/12

I don’t know about you, but taking a break from studies to celebrate the day of 12’s with 11 friends sounds pretty entertaining. Especially when the alternative is finishing the last 12 problems on that math packet…

8. END OF THE WORLD

Yes, the world may be ending, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from spending those last hours reveling in the end of finals. Grab some soda and party like there’s no tomorrow…in case that turns out to be true.

7. Gingerbread House Decorating

One of my favorite holiday traditions is putting aside qualms and joining together to make the best gingerbread house yet. Despite my complete lack of talent with gumdrops, I (and most everyone else) enjoy attempting to piece together a sugary masterpiece.

6. A Night In

Keeping warm during these colder months is never a problem with a delicious hot cocoa mix and Netflix. Invite a couple of people over and it turns into a fun and cozy get-together.

5. Ugly Sweater

Ugly sweater parties are probably this season’s greatest trend. Yes, that’s right, competing to find a sweater that makes even the crocs and socks combination look fashionable.

4. White Elephant

Everyone has an old exercise DVD that was never opened, a piece of jewelry that was never worn or a gift card to a restaurant never used. Thus, the White Elephant tradition was born: an exchange of misfit gifts turned valuable.

3. Secret Santa

Who doesn’t love to give (and receive!) presents? We get to experience the thrill of finding that perfect gift for a friend and the surprise of unwrapping a gift that wasn’t asked for in advance.

2. Classic Xmas

The winter season is for spending time with the family. But after all that is said and done, a nice get-together with friends around the fireplace, eggnogs in hand can be just as nice.

1. New Year’s Eve

The classic party designed to ring in the New Year with others. It’s straightforward enough: Just turn on “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve” and start sipping sparkling cider, and you’re good to go.

McKenna Gessner
Staff Writer

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