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We are only a few days away from Christmas! I truly hope you have been having an amazing time with your family and friends this holiday season!
If you have been following my work, you know I host this little Gingerbread Party every year. And every year, I try to simplify as much as I can in order to inspire our readers they can host a fun and successful Gingerbread Party in no time. Make it a play date and you can even get the other moms to give you a hand.
This year, I wanted to work with red & white with some pop of silver. I also wanted to incorporate Santa. Am I the only one crushing on sweet Santa faces this season? So cute! Check out these Gingerbread Party Ideas in partnership with Oriental Trading!
1. GINGERBREAD HOUSE KITS
The first thing I purchase is the Gingerbread House Kits. If you aren’t planning on buying the ones that come already assembled, make sure you start building the houses at least 1-2 days in advance to make sure they dry completely. The day of the party you just need to have fun setting up the decorating station, prepping the food and drinks for your guests.
2. CANDIES FOR DECORATING
We know the kit comes with ‘enough’ candies to decorate one house. From experience, it’s never enough. Make sure you purchase extra candies for decorating. The kids always ask for more.
Tip: You can purchase the inexpensive muffin baking sheets and paint them to match your color scheme. *Make sure you let the kids know the candies are for decorating only.
3. PARTY DECOR
Keeping it simple is the key. You can find so many beautiful décor this time of the year – mini Christmas trees, ornaments, festive party supplies and much more. The possibilities are endless.
DIY Holiday Scenes
Using a Set of Glass Jars and Mini Bottle Brush Trees by Oriental Trading, you can put together these adorable holiday winter scenes. I used ‘snow’ I purchased at my local craft store. They make wonderful holiday décor not only for your party set up, but also for your mantel or dinner table.
4. DESSERT STATION
I normally plan for the party to start after lunch, so the kids can enjoy the dessert station and try a little bit of everything.
Incorporating a few items to match the theme makes your set up more fun and exciting for the little guests.
Visit your favorite local bakery for desserts. They always have fun holiday sweets available. I ordered from the supermarket Santa hat cupcakes and a simple buttercream cake I simply decorated using crushed peppermint and finished the look with a DIY topper I made using white pompoms, bakers twine and a festive paper straw.
You can never have enough sugar at a Holiday Party. Serving hot cocoa is a must. It is always a big hit among kids and adults. And when it is served in precious Santa mugs? Too precious!
Tip: Make it easy for yourself and guests by putting together hot cocoa kits your guests can just add warm milk. See DIY below.
DIY Hot Cocoa Kits
Using these adorable Santa Mugs also by Oriental Trading, you can put together a fun hot cocoa kit for your guests. Finish the party favor by attaching our printable “Just add warm milk” favor tag. See more details HERE and download your file!
I hope these ideas help you plan a sweet holiday party this season! My family and I would like to wish you and loved ones a Merry Christmas and a blessed 2017! Thank you so much for the wonderful support this year. You are the reason why I run my business with so much passion and dedication to bring you beautiful content. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Styling, Concept & Photography: Andressa Hara of Twinkle Twinkle Little Party
Merry & Bright Banner: Two Chihuahuas
Santa cookies: Alfajores.Cake.Craft
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