A fully decorated Christmas tree can be an expensive task to accomplish, especially if you're a new couple just starting out. To make the project more fun and a lot less expensive, host a Christmas tree decorating party. Send out invitations to your friends and family and explain that you want to decorate your first Christmas tree and need some help.
Ask each invitee to bring an ornament or accent to contribute. In exchange for their contributions, reward your loved ones with a delicious meal. Set up a table buffet style and create a myriad of dishes and cocktails to set out. Make the dinner situation informal; allow guests to eat, decorate, and mingle all at once.