Since opening our new storefront location this time last year, we have been dying to have a Holiday party in our store! With an amazing children's clothing boutique right next door and tons of friends in the event business, we knew we could pull it off in style! Besides, what child doesn't love cookies and an excuse to party? That was the inspiration behind our Cookies and Cocoa Holiday party.
With a crisp, white party area, making the decision to go with a woodland snow theme was easy! We brought in lots of greenery, pine cones, berries and our favorite part were the tree logs we used on the dessert table for display as well as seating for the children. The dessert table featured a Hot Cocoa menu, cookies, two tiered cake and cake pops for the kids to enjoy! We used old closet doors behind the table to add some texture to the plain walls and to provide support for the chalkboard sign and other decorative items. A simple Christmas garland was attached to the front of the table using safety pins to create an outdoors feel. Another way we brought the outdoors inside, was by creating the star shaped snowflakes hanging from the ceiling. TIP-Because we didn't have favors at this party (their presents were the favor) we opted instead to put the favor tags on the paper cups they used for hot cocoa.
The mantle above the fireplace was decorated with greenery and battery operated fairy lights. We used small wooden placecard holders to display Christmas cards and spray painted a paper mache deer head, gold, to go in the center. Because our fireplace is non-working, we chose to illuminate it by placing tree logs inside and covering them with battery operated candles in various shapes and sizes. We then put frosted wooden trees, pinecones and berries on each side.
Activities / Games
ACTIVITIES- Once the children arrived, they exchanged gifts with one another, sang Christmas songs, sipped on hot cocoa, ate lots of cookies and yummy desserts and then we let them write thank you notes to one another before they even left the party! Writing thank you notes was a party activity and the girls loved it! Boys, eh, not so much! lol! We probably should have let them decorate cookies, but with the fancy attire, we were nervous!
Cake My Day
Charleston Chalk Chick
Teacups and Trucks
Event Styling and decorations
Ragamuffin Children's Boutique
Invitation, Thank you cards and favor tags