For this party, I was looking for a cozy atmosphere that only the holidays can bring. With a touch of modern & rustic feel, I set up fun & functional stations so the adults and the kids could have a wonderful time sipping hot cocoa, enjoying delicious sweets and doing some craft!
I was excited to finally incorporate this adorable Snowman cake design by Miso Bakes I saw a long time ago via The Cake Blog.
Josephine Rees, https://sweetjosephines.co/, a beautiful and talented local lifestyle/food blogger was able to bring this adorable idea to life. I found her last minute via Instagram and fell in love with her style and the aesthetics of her feed. Josephine has an amazing eye for styling and photography. I was so thrilled to be able to join forces and collaborate with her.
I really wanted the cake to look like Miso Bakes’ creation but I also wanted to add our own spin. Once Josephine delivered her masterpiece, I added tree branches for a unique and realistic touch. I used a sled as the cake display to really carry on the winter holiday theme.
My plan was also to incorporate mini bites the guests could enjoy while mingling, but I didn’t want to overcrowd the dessert table with lots of platters and cake stands. I had the idea of displaying the mini sweets like a charcuterie board, but with Holiday bites instead. I was so pleased with how it turned out!
Resembling the snowman, I decorated milk bottles and put together fun take-home party favors. For the drink bottles I used white boa, topped each bottle with a snowman hat and finished the look with festive paper straws. I used the same idea for the DIY take-home favors. I simply filled plastic Christmas bulbs with mini marshmallows.
Giant glittered snowflakes made the perfect backdrop. A beautiful flocked Christmas tree and holiday garland were the perfect finishing touches to the dessert station.
As much as I love paper supplies, I love to get the ‘fancy’ plates out of the cabinets for our little special guests from time to time. I found adorable mini snowman dessert plates, which made the perfect addition to the kids’ table.
For a festive touch, I incorporated Christmas bulbs, candy canes, and glittered snowflakes throughout the table. Mugs are a must if you are serving hot cocoa to keep the little guests cozy and warm.
For a Let It Snow themed party, a ‘Build a Snowman’ Station sounded more than appropriate. I purchased bits and pieces, such as mini hats, scarves, snowman body and arms, and mittens. I even found a corncob pipe at my local craft store! This ‘building a snowman’ activity is an easy & quick idea to keep the little ones entertained. Even the adults are going to want to join in on the fun!