1 of 6
MAKE IT ALL ABOUT YOUR SPECIAL DAY
Instead of a traditional birthday party, Taylor Swift rang in her 25th year in 2014 with a holiday-themed celebration — complete with reindeer-topped Santa hats and snowflake props — inviting all her famous friend to partake in the part-birthday, part-Christmas fête.
2 of 6
HOST IT AT AN UNEXPECTED VENUE
Bella Thorne exercised her passion for the holidays by rounding up her friends and heading to a SoulCycle class. "Starting the holiday with a spin," the actress wrote on Instagram, captioning an adorable group shot.
3 of 6
HAVE SWEET TREATS ON DECK
Everyone knows a holiday gathering isn't complete without an expertly decorated gingerbread house — as demonstrated by Demi Lovato.
4 of 6
TRANSFORM YOUR HOME INTO A WINTER WONDERLAND
… and there's no better example than Kris Jenner's house at Christmastime. The Kardashian matriarch went all-out in 2015 when she put up not one, not two, but three incredibly ornate trees.
5 of 6
IMPLEMENT A CUTE DRESS CODE
Ask yourself: what would Sarah Michelle Gellar do?
6 of 6
INVEST IN A PHOTOBOOTH
But if you don't have the KarJenner-level means to rent one for the night, get creative and DIY a few props and backdrop for guests to use during the festivities.
James Paxton Remembers His Late Father Bill Paxton: ‘Forever Smiling with You’
Terrence Howard: ‘I’ve Never Been Abusive to Anyone in My Entire Life’
Brooklyn Decker Is Mad About Plaid, Plus Eva Longoria, Kristen Bell & More
Lola Albright, the Smokey-Voiced Star of Peter Gunn and Kirk Douglas' Champion, Dies at 92