Christmas Memories was the theme for this party. It features a red and white chevron print with Christmas memory illustrations, home baked goodies and DIY projects!
I gathered up all of my favorite Christmas memories and designed the whole party around them! Including Christmas trees, Ornaments, Snow, Grandma's Kisses and Wreaths.
Chic N Cheap! My goal is always to create something Chic without spending tons of money. I used items from my home, DIY projects, and baked everything myself!
Centerpiece: Crystal light containers are wrapped in scrapbook paper from my Christmas Memories Printable Collection and filled with white hydrangeas. White, short pillar candles wrapped in the same printable scrapbook paper are scattered among the vases.
Place settings: I layered white square dishes I already owned between a piece of printable scrapbook paper. Laying on top is a printable favor box wrapped in green ribbon. Printable napkin rings surround the red napkins and party circles are slit half way up and slid onto the rim of a glass. Setting the table up in an unexpected place like my living room adds some excitement and a fun backdrop!
Ornaments: Round sugar cookies strung onto a mini tree with red ribbon.
Snow: Paper cones made from printable scrapbook paper are filled with yogurt covered raisins. Sweet but healthy!
Christmas Trees: Brownies in the shape of trees adorned with sprinkles to look like lights were popped onto sucker sticks for a fun treat!
Grandma's Kisses: Hershey kisses accented with mini printable stickers are sure to melt your heart just as Grandma's Kisses do!
Wreath: A foam wreath covered in a green plastic tablecloth and green frosted cupcakes is nicely hung from a green stain ribbon. One of the cutest DIY projects I think I've ever made! Here is my tutorial if you want to re-create this: http://www.partylikepaula.com/2011/11/cupcake-wreath-tutorial.html
Jake's Shirt: I took a inexpensive shirt from WalMart and turned it into a custom shirt that he always receives compliments on!
My cupcake wreath!
Always search your house for items to use decor, serving ware, and decor before going out and spending money. Also try to make as much as you can yourself to save money and add it adds that touch of creativity to your party!