Christmas Party Ideas: A Sweet Christmas Candyland Desserts Table!!
Thursday, November 11, 2010C Riches
Christmas Candyland Desserts Table: Party Inspiration and Printables
For this Christmas Party, I collaborated with some amazing vendors and party-industry professionals and the result is a total labor of LOVE! The idea for the party theme was to incorporate designs and party icons that would suit a winter Birthday party OR Christmas Party, so Christmas Candyland seemed very appropriate!
The party design icons include: Candy Canes, sweet Gingerbread Men and cute little Rockin’ Robins… I just had to add a birdie in there.
Christmas Candyland Desserts Table: Party Decorations, Crafts and DIY Styling
Using a fabric backdrop helped to make the individual table elements stand out more. I bought mine at a local fabric shop, which is quite cost effective! The white Christmas trees are simply polystyrene cones that I sprayed with glue and rolled in fake, glittery snow. They were propped up on a couple of silver candlesticks and added nice height to the table.
The gingerbread garland hanging on the front of table was made by hot gluing the cut-out icons from the collection to some red gingham ribbon – it helped to “wrap up” the décor and bring all the design elements together like a bow on a gift!
The cupcake stand centerpiece was entirely crafted from cake boards and empty baby cereal tins, covered with backing paper from the Christmas Candyland collection. I hot glued red ribbon around the rim of each cake board to finish the look.
The little white house used on the top of the cupcake stand is actually a happy accident, as I was planning on baking my own gingerbread house but ran out of time, and had to make do with a store-bought metal one, which I decorated with little wooden figurines and candy shaped buttons from the “dollar” store using hot glue.
Christmas Candyland Desserts Table: Party Favors and Gifts
Favors included little take-away candy bags with gingerbread cookies and other sweet treats and goodies from the table. The bags were decorated with the favor labels from the printable collection.
Christmas Candyland Desserts Table: Party Deserts, Cucpakes and Sweet Treats
The cupcakes were homemade and decorated with coconut butter-cream and sprinkles of dessicated coconut to emulate snow!
Candy canes added touch of sweetness to dinky little glass bottles filled with candy-cane milkshake. The flags help to differentiate between guest’s drinks!”
Cristina Riches aka Bird, is the founder of BirdsParty.com. She's also a creative mom of two, published author, graphic designer, magazine editor and unconditional party lover. Her party ideas have been featured on numerous publications such as Forbes.com, CNN Entertainment, Parenting Magazine and MarthaStewart.com; and she's a regular party contributor to PBS Parents, Yum Food for Kids Magazine, Créative Magazine and HGTV.