The newlyweds spill all the details on their upcoming Christmas Eve party
From preparing the perfect homemade dishes to solidifying a playlist and yes, arranging fun games, the Pitch Perfect couple, has the best tips for hosting an unforgettable evening.
“We are going to throw a little Christmas Eve party for all of our friends to come over,” Camp, 34, tells PEOPLE at a holiday event with American Express Blue Cash Everyday Card in Los Angeles. “We’re going to cook and play good music and we have a Christmas tree that’s up and all of our stockings are on the mantel, It’s just very meaningful.”
“We’re going to make our signature dishes,” Astin, 29, adds. “For me, it prosciutto-wrapped, stuffed dates. Anna does an amazing bread pudding that’s out of this world!”
Though the pair, who tied the knot in October, are planning to spend Christmas Day with one another and their sweet pup, Rocky, they are looking forward to welcoming close family and friends over the night before.
“We definitely want to do a Secret Santa, because thats always fun and it keeps the gift-giving limited,” Camp explains. “It’s not about material things. It’s just about something simple. I’m sure we’ll have a price point, like nothing over $20 bucks.”
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But what makes a party pop? “A big thing that’s important every time we throw a party, whether it’s a housewarming party or even our wedding, is the music,” Astin says. “Just an easy Spotify playlist keeps it going all night.”
“I’m a classic Christmas music girl,” Camp gushes. “I like the old school “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Let It Snow.” It just takes you from November to like ‘Oh my gosh, it’s really Christmas now!'”
There is one must-have that the couple agrees needs to be in the house all season long — a real tree.
“The smell . . . there’ nothing like it,” says Astin. “You can get a Yankee Candle that smells like a Christmas tree, but it doesn’t smell like the real thing.”
Needless to say, we wouldn’t be disappointed to receive an invitation to this fun-filled night!
“People do not leave our parties sad or hungry,” Camp admits.