Do you have a child who has a birthday in December? How cute is this CHRISTMAS SWEET SHOP FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY submitted by Paula Marie of Vens’ Paperie!
Paula said this about planning the party- “Throwing a birthday party close to Christmas time is indeed tricky. I came up with a sweet solution by combining a sweet shoppe theme and Christmas desserts. All thanks to a trip to a local cake shop where I saw them displaying Christmas cookies and cupcakes!
To make it look like a snowy day, I decided to use a light blue fabric with white polka dots as the backdrop. The lollipop cut out graphics on each side of the table really gave the tabletop a sweet shoppe look.
The guests were welcomed with a cute party sign and a red polka dot Santa hat. The Santa hats were embellished with cotton balls and were so easy to create. We just glued them together and had instant Santa hats for everyone.
We cut, punched and glued wrappers to Hershey’s bars and Hershey’s kisses for extra festivity. Plus, we made coordinating cupcake toppers.
I think that every Christmas party might just need a hot cocoa bar. Plus, a buffet of hot chocolate is always a party favorite.
If you’re interested in these printables, the FULL collection (personalized with your child’s name and age) is available in the Vens’ Paperie Etsy shop.”
Vendors and Credits:
Printables and Decoration: Vens’ Paperie
Cookie Cutters: Wilton Holiday Cookie Cutters
Paper Straws: Kikkerland
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Cupcake Liners Ribbon Lollipop Sticks Whirly Pops
Need a fun winter themed party idea? Look no further than this darling HOT CHOCOLATE THEMED HOLIDAY WINTER PARTY submitted by Erin Williams of Strawberry Mommycakes!
Erin said this about planning the party- “I created these “Some Like it Hot” printables and knew I had to throw a Hot Chocolate Party! I got rave reviews about the food and the printables. I designed the printables with a certain look I had in mind. I wanted the colors to feel warm and inviting, but I wanted the graphics to be modern and fun. I wanted the food and decorations to reflect that same feeling. I created all the paper decorations myself and my sister-in-law and I made all the food. We served Crock Pot Hot Chocolate (which was AMAZING!) with various toppings, Cinnamon Sugar Marshmallow Pops, Ginger Cake (served in adorable hand-made boxes), pumpkin pie tarts and doughnuts. I made food that wasn’t too sweet that had a holiday feel to compliment the hot chocolate. The large fans were made to look like snowflakes and I printed my coordinating patterns on my small fans to match the printables. I also mixed in some silver touches with the cake stand, tray an d Christmas tree to give it a modern holiday feel.”
Vendors and Credits:
Party Printables: Some Like it Hot
Hot Chocolate Cups, Straws: Garnish
Scoops: Sucre Shop
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Mini Wooden Scoops Striped Paper Straws Lollipop Sticks Ribbon
Kylie said this about planning the party- “Do you have an Elf on the Shelf? We have two now…Icicle who watches over my son Glenn and Snowy who keeps an eye on my daughter Megan. This year we hosted a North Pole Breakfast the day after Thanksgiving to kick this Christmas season off right!
Our elves came with lots of fun stuff this year…their own North Pole, gingerbread houses (which I am sure they will hide in eventually), goodies, wish lists, Emergency Elf Dust, candy cane placecard holders, books, countdown to Christmas…boy, those elves were sure busy. Did I ever mention I’m actually a vampire and never sleep?!
I found mini lunch boxes at Dollar Tree and filled them with special elf food to share: Elf Pillows, Snowballs, and Reindeer Poop. Each packet has an original poem (won’t find them anywhere else!) on the back of the candy topper.
I anticipate a little elf handling with my 19 month old so I came up with the perfect magical solution…Emergency Elf Dust! This is another original poem you won’t find anywhere else. The tiny little vials actually held saffron. I knew I kept those cute little things for a reason!
The little North Pole in the background was made out of a solar light, styrofoam circle, & “snow” blanket from the Dollar Tree. I glued gold spray painted flat dowels to the pole and attached the sign with gold ribbon. I saw this on Apartment Therapy and knew I had to do one myself. I also bought a bunch of Santa hats last month at the Dollar Tree…super inexpensive and easy window valance!
I attempted cookie cutter pancakes but need a little more practice. Oh well, at least they tasted good! The Magical Scout Elf printables are available in my store.”
This lovely SANTA’S REINDEER DINNER HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS PARTY was submitted by Jennifer Rogers of Cio Prints Design Studio! I am in love with this printable collection, and actually have the exact same plates from Target! Love the design. Jennifer did a fabulous job….such a beautiful party with a lot of ideas…
Jennifer said this about planning the party- “This was a small dinner party for some of our closest friends and family. We wanted to do something special before the holiday season really kicked off and everyone was too busy with prior RSVP’s. After a trip to Santa’s workshop where they have actual reindeer we totally fell in love and had to do a party showcasing these beautiful creatures. We wanted a modern and elegant feel to the party, nothing to over the top. After finding some great reindeer plates and accessories at my favorite store (Target) the inspiration began flowing.
Since there would be both adults and a number of children in attendance, we wanted to have things that both age groups would enjoy. There was a bar option with festive beverages, hot chocolate, apple cider, and cranberry juice for the kiddos. We played a few reindeer games which included a trivia question game that doubled as a small party favor, Christmas carols and a secret Santa exchange. We read “The Night Before Christmas” with cups of milk and lots of hot cookies fresh from the oven. I know it sounds a bit dopey, but it’s a big tradition in my family and sort of funny seeing how into the story some of the adults were.”
Vendors and Credits:
Reindeer plates, napkins, reindeer, and table runner- Target
What a fun HOLIDAY MINT WINTER CHRISTMAS PARTY submitted by Natalie Mudd of Wonderfully Made Events! Such a cute and clever holiday theme! When I think of anything ‘mint’ I definitely think of Christmas!
Natalie said this about planning the party- “This Winter ‘Mint’ Party was SO much fun to style and create. I LOVE the colors mint and red together so I decided to stick with the mint theme and create a bunch of mint treats for the dessert table.
For the decorations I used old vintage window panes, pine cones, old painted frames, pieces of wood, a vintage sleigh, a wreath, ornaments, flag pennants made out of scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby & twine, washi tape by Martha Stewart used on drinking jars, and presents wrapped in paper from World Market.
The desserts included Chocolate fudge MINT Cupcakes, Homemade MINT Fudge, Vanilla MINT chocolate covered pretzels, Iced Mint Mocha fraps, Chocolate dipped MINTOreo’s, MINT Chip Ice cream, Pretzel MINT Chocolate rounds, Mint Fudge Chip Cake Pops and Mint Vanilla crème Mousse.”
Vendors and Credits:
Wooden Signs- Joanie Ennessy
Desserts- Wonderfully Made Events
Photography- Christina Bos
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Striped Paper Straws Cupcake Liners Mini Martini Glasses Glass Milk Bottles Washi Tape