It’s the day after Thanksgiving, which means it’s time to get into the holiday spirit! I’ve got myself a little decorating party going on: Sufjan Stevens, bourbon apple cider, and my favorite holiday movie – A Christmas Story!

(Confession: I am also listening to Amy Grant. I can’t help it.)

Part of my holiday decor includes a miniature A Christmas Story leg lamp (which belongs in the front window, of course). The “soft glow of electric sex” got me thinking about a theme party based off of the movie. Wouldn’t that be fun?

“Fra-gee-lay… must be Italian.”

“Fra-gee-lay… must be Italian.”

I’m imagining a kitschy and vintage party with ugly sweaters, deranged Easter bunny suits, and retro children’s toys underneath a traditional tinsel-covered tree. Christmas songs would blare from the record player, and A Christmas Story the movie would play on repeat.

“Oh boy! A Zeppelin!” Theme party decor inspiration: children’s vintage toys under a traditional tree.

“Oh boy! A Zeppelin!” Theme party decor inspiration: children’s vintage toys under a traditional tree.

With the theme in mind, the menu would include meatloaf (“meatloaf, smeatloaf, double-beatloaf…I hate meatloaf!“), turkey (eat it before the Bumpases’ dogs get to it!), duck (Fa-Ra-Ra-Ra-Ra!), and Ovaltine (“A crummy commercial?”). For dessert? Ohh… Fudge!  You would probably want to serve other, more delicious appetizers and drinks, too. Meatloaf isn’t for everyone… or most, for that matter!

“… but I didn’t say fudge.”

“… but I didn’t say fudge.”

If you want to include activities at your A Christmas Story party, you could have meatloaf-eating contests (guests would have to eat it “like the piggies do” – no hands, no utensils) and toy rifle target practice in the backyard (don’t shoot your eye out!). You could also double-dog dare a party guest to stick their tongue to a flagpole, but that would be kind of mean/epic. Foul-mouthed guests would definitely be forced to eat soap.

“It was… soap poisoning!”

“It was… soap poisoning!”

See our A Christmas Story Pinterest board for more theme party inspiration!

Now I’m even more excited for Christmas!

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