This gorgeous NUTCRACKER BALLET THEMED CHRISTMAS PARTY was submitted by Chritie Skerski of Flaired Affairs! What a fabulous holiday party theme! I love the muted pink & aqua color scheme…the gold looks fabulous as well! So many darling ideas here…
Here’s what Chritie had to say about planning the party- “I knew I wanted to do a Christmas dessert table this year and I was inspired by recent posters for a local ballet company who performs the Nutcracker annually.. First, while it is a Christmas event, it is outside of what I would call traditional Christmas. Coupled with the non-traditional colorscapes I chose of teal, pink and gold, it felt a little bit out of the ordinary just as I wanted. Add a dash of sparkle, and it was magical. One of my favorite elements of the entire style were the little party guests all painted up as their favorite character – Oh What Fun We Had!
There were two dessert tables filled with so many goodies! There were vanilla bean cream filled cupcakes that were crowned with toppers by Hot Mama’s Bakery along with matching sugar cookies. A beautiful adornment and equally tasty were the French Macarons by Crazy about Macarons – just gorgeous. The true sparkle on the table was the Glam cake pops by The Sweet Tooth Bar ~ goodness gracious, they were fab eye candy! One of the tastiest treats was the Nutcracker sweets cookies by The Cookie Jar. Another dessert table favorite is the chocolate covered Oreos by Sweeties by Kim. And rounding out the mouth watering, melt-in-your-mouth treats were raspberry meringues by Maddie’s Meringues.
The party guests were also a treat to invite. The little guests that dined on all the desserts were face painted by hand by Playful Paints to match their favorite Nutcracker character. They were served sparkling mocktails while they ogled over their little gifts from Santa. These little beauties were the glitter and sparkle for this party.”
Vendors and Credits:
Party Styling and Planning: Flaired Affairs
Photography: Dyal Photography
Model face painting: Playful Paints
Printables: Graphics by Lilly Bimble at My Grafico
Raspberry Meringue Cookies: Maddie’s Meringues
Nutcracker Sweets Cookies: The Cookie Jar
Cupcake Fondant Toppers & matching Nutcracker Cookies: Hot Mama’s Bakery
Pink Damask Chocolate Covered Oreos: Sweeties By Kim
Brush Embroidered French Macarons: Crazy About Macarons
I’m so excited to showcase this GLITTERY CHRISTMAS CANDY LAND PARTY submitted by Connie Sharpe of Candy Land Buffets! Such a fun and frilly Christmas holiday party theme, don’t you think?! Any child would be in Heaven at this party! I hope you gain a lot of inspiration & ideas here!
Connie said this about planning the party- “I love everything about a Candy Land theme, so I decided to create “A Glittery Christmas Candy Land” to get in the mood for Christmas! I used lots of Candy Land props which I had especially made for me, as well as lots of glittery Christmas decorations. In the centre of the table, I got some lollipop hanging ornaments and made a lollipop tree!”
Items used in this party available in Kara’s Party Ideas Shop: Ribbon Apothecary Jars Lollipop Sticks Striped Paper Straws
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.”