For Caroline's December birthday, I wanted a cozy feel so I chose a site with a large fireplace, leather sofas, wood paneled walls, and an intimate spot for everyone to be together. I wanted mostly white foods. I'm disappointed I didn't get a better picture of the cozy fireplace area.
Fresh, clean, sparkly snow.
Relaxed and fun. Simple, but elegant.
A friend, Erica Praschan with Erica Praschan Interior Design, made the cake. We agreed a fluffy white, buttercream cake with sparkling sugar was just right. I also made meringues sprinkled with sparkling sugar. The Hot Cocoa on a Stick is always a hit and looks pretty too. I made cocoa blocks and homemade marshmallows and put them on sticks for serving. I used coconut to line the tray for a "snow" feel. Adults took home Hot Cocoa on a Stick for favors while kids took home a board book. White cotton candy had a fun snowball feel. I love the products from Gaddie and Tood, a local designer of amazing party things! She recently stopped doing custom orders but has many WONDERFUL printables with great instructions. I ordered invitations from the Gaddie and Tood Etsy page and used her printables for other party things. http://gaddieandtood.typepad.com/
I LOVED the birch tree place card holders which were borrowed from my friend and constant party planning/lifestyle assistant Erica Praschan. The party hats also turned out really sweet.