Monday, November 29, 2010

Guest Post: Holiday Party for Wee Ones

Today I have the pleasure of featuring a guest blog post from Kate Todd from Party Resources. Her blog Party Resources is a wonderful look into the ideas of a party planning guru.

Every year I host an elegant Christmas dinner in early December for my closest girl friends. I started it when I first moved to Boston, and now it has become a cherished tradition. I thought it would be fun to start a similar tradition with your kids. Pick 6-8 of their closest friends and plan a special afternoon party.

Christmas has become crazy commercial, so why not embrace a classic? The theme of the party is "Twas the Night Before Christmas".

Online invites are so elegant now and I would suggest this invite from Paperless Post. I love this classic look (used it for my own holiday party) and it is perfect with the theme.

Since the party is about embracing classic fun, why not have the kids make their own snow globes with trees and reindeer? Visit Martha Stewart HERE for the "how tos".

Since it is an afternoon party, the table will serve as a buffet. Maker your own centerpieces with festive amaryllis. This would be simple and youthful enough for kids. Go HERE to Martha Stewart for the directions.

Mercury Votives add holiday sparkle. You can find a set like the one shown below HERE.
Music sets the tone for any party. Create a custom play list with kid-friendly tunes from Charlie Brown Christmas, The Grinch, etc.

For food, serve a fun assortment of holiday favorites.

Mini burgers are a guaranteed hit with the kids, RECIPE.

Along with mini grilled cheese, RECIPE

Hot chocolate with home made marsh mellows, and sparkling apple cider in plastic champagne flutes are additional party necessities.

Peppermint Patties, RECIPE

Red & White Meringues, RECIPE

How adorable are these cupcakes from Bakerella? You could have your local bakery reproduce them.

I always send guests home with a gift over the holidays. How about a copy of the book that inspired the theme? You can find a copy HERE and wrap it in festive paper.


  1. Thank you so much for having me! Happy holidays!

  2. totally adorable--love the idea of the snow globes (will have to make one with my daughter!) and the peppermint patties look delicious-lovely post! hope you'll visit me soon!

  3. Love! That Santa "down the chimney" cupcake is the cutest thing! The kids would go wild!!!! You always have the best ideas!

    xo E

  4. Love Kate and her her wonderful party tips. If ever I could get myself organized to throw a party over the holidays, this would be the kind of fun I would host. Paperless Post is certainly my go to for invitations and birthday cards!

  5. Kate - what a great party you've created here. Any child would be thrilled to attend. You've covered every base with style!!

  6. Children AND adults will be thrilled with this fabulous party! Cathy

  7. Adorable cupcakes. What a wonderful party this would be for a child of any age.

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