11 Christmas Party Stations Guests Will Love

11 Christmas Party Stations Guests Will Love

Hold on tight! The holidays are going to be in full swing in less than 12 hours. To me, it’s always Thanksgiving day that kicks off the mode of full on Christmas mixed with holiday spirit and mayhem. To help keep your holiday season fun and exciting, and maybe mix up some of your traditional parties, I’ve put together 11 Christmas party stations that your guests will love. From food to activities, each of these fun stations will offer your guests something on both an interactive and a personal level. From customizing their own unique wreath, to creating the ultimate more, you really can’t go wrong. And to those of you with little ones, not to worry! I’ve included a few ideas tailored specifically to children. Better yet, many of these stations can be adjusted slightly to fit both your adult and child demographics.

Here they are:

See where I found each of these great ideas on the links next to their name:

Holiday Wreath Making Stations – as featured on BizBash

Merry Mail Table Station – as shared by Craft Fabulous

Christmas Gift Wrap Station – as shown on The Handmade Home

Christmas Tree Play Dough Kit Station – as shared by the Mustard Seed Family blog

Cookie Decorating Table Station – as explained by Oh Meaghan

Deck the Halls Ornament Making Station – as shared by the Scrappy Geek

Hot Chocolate Bar Station – as shared on Liz Marie Blog

Holiday Gingerbread House Decorating Table Station – as shared by Stephanie Lynn

Kids Holiday Card Making Party Station – as shared by Sugar Aunts

S’mores Bar Food Station – as featured in a roundup post by Tulle and Chantilly

Children’s Ornament Making Station – as shared by Frog Prince Paperie

Need more party activity ideas? I’ve got a whole board dedicated to them on Pinterest, check it out!

11 Christmas Party Stations Guests Will Love

11 Christmas Party Stations Guests Will Love

What are you favorite Christmas and holiday party activities?

 

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Coastal Christmas Holiday Party

I don’t want to alarm you, but there’s roughly 165 days till Christmas!

I know, I know. We JUST had the Fourth of July. How could I possibly be thinking about Christmas?

And you know WHY I’m thinking of Christmas? Because I absolutely love the idea of hosting a Christmas in July party. Being a native Floridian, it’s hard to really wrap your head around the “white Christmas” where everyone is snuggled up by the fire. We’re usually happy if 85 is the high for the day. But that doesn’t mean we don’t have a spectacular Christmas with beautiful decor!

This week I’ve taken on a challenge: to improve on my original tropical Christmas from ages ago. Back in 2012 when I was just starting to put together these party idea boards, I shared this Tropical Christmas Dinner Party. At the time, I of course thought it was great, and everything went together. Now, I look at it and see many ways to improve.

My 2016 take on this theme is create an elegant and beautiful coastal Christmas holiday party. Soft hues of blue with creamy whites, textures of shells, and strategically chic accents. What a clarified version of the same thought!

Here’s what I had in mind for the seaside beach Christmas party:

Coastal Christmas Holiday Party

Coastal Christmas Holiday Party

Be sure to stop by and see where I found each of this week’s ideas:

Coastal Chic Designer Christmas Tree –shared by Seahorse and Stripes

Christmas Coastal Scene – shared by Sorted with Style

Beach Inspired Christmas Stockings – shared in a round up post by Indeed Décor

Shell Christmas Trees Décor – shared in a round up post by Designer Décor

Seaside Coastal Beach Santa – spotted on Ebay

Coastal Beach Tablescape – shared by Williams Sonoma

How would you celebrate Christmas by the sea?

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Modern Gold and White Holiday Dinner Party

Are you a fan of modern Christmas decorations? Or do you prefer the more traditional look?

When I saw this beautiful dining room the other day, I just KNEW this week’s inspiration board would be centered on it. It’s beautiful, modern, elegant and simple. All the characteristics I like in a design. I was envisioning a modern holiday dinner party. Here’s what I had in mind:

Modern Gold and White Holiday Dinner Party

Be sure to check out where I found each of the photos in this week’s inspiration board:

Gold Christmas Ornament Hanging Sphere Sculptures – spotted on Pinterest

Gold and White Christmas Ornament Modern Tablescape – shared by Cuckoo4Design

Modern White and Gold Winter Ornament Display – spotted on Pinterest

Mini Dessert Shot Glass Station Display – shared by Brooklyn Bride

DIY Gilded Glass Tutorial – shared by Heels and Sunkissed Curls

Gold Snowflake Holiday Party Printable Invitation – created and sold by pinkdahliaprintable on Etsy

Festive Christmas Table Place Settings – shared on Better Homes and Gardens

Are you a fan of modern Christmas decorations? Or do you prefer the more traditional look?

Christmas Eve Cookies and Milk Party Ideas

Hello! And Merry Christmas! As Christmas Eve is drawing nearer to completion, and everyone is getting snuggled up in their comfiest of PJs, why not gather the family together and have a little midnight par-tay? Ok, maybe not AT midnight, but late night, when it is dark, and cold out and it’s about “that time” to get everyone to bed.

What if you had a little family PJ party, with some warm milk and a few cookies? A few cookies mind you – you’ve gotta leave some for Santa! This would be such a fun bonding opportunity for your family or just your other half, and a great new tradition. You don’t even have to open presents. Just get some cookies, your PJs and sit around the lit tree with all the other lights off. It’s a pretty magical moment. Plus, you can get some uber cute pictures of the little ones!

Here’s what I had in mind: (and yes – paper plates and small servings are PERFECT for this last minute get together!)

Christmas Eve Cookies and Milk Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Christmas Eve Cookies and Milk Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

 

I found these fabulous elements here:

Snowflake Wooden Cutlery – made by PopFizzHooray on Etsy

Snowflake Wooden Cutlery – made by PopFizzHooray on Etsy

Snowflake Wooden Cutlery – made by PopFizzHooray on Etsy

Milk and Cookie Shots – recipe shared on POPSUGAR

Milk and Cookie Shots – recipe shared on POPSUGAR

Milk and Cookie Shots – recipe shared on POPSUGAR

Bake the Perfect Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie – recipe shared on Casa Di Moo

Bake the Perfect Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie – recipe shared on Casa Di Moo

Bake the Perfect Soft Chocolate Chip Cookie – recipe shared on Casa Di Moo

Cookies and Milk Photo with the Kiddo – photo by Lana Sky Photography

Cookies and Milk Photo with the Kiddo – photo by Lana Sky Photography

Cookies and Milk Photo with the Kiddo – photo by Lana Sky Photography

Star Dot and Swirl Paper Plates – sold by Design Design

Star Dot and Swirl Paper Plates – sold by Design Design

Star Dot and Swirl Paper Plates – sold by Design Design

Snowflake Sugar Cookies and Milk – shared in a roundup post on Brit+Co

Snowflake Sugar Cookies and Milk – shared in a roundup post on Brit+Co

Snowflake Sugar Cookies and Milk – shared in a roundup post on Brit+Co

What type of family traditions do you share with your loved ones on Christmas Eve?

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

Nom nom nom – COOKIES!

I’ve had cookies on the mind. I think it’s because a few weeks ago I shared an inspiration board for hosting a cookie decorating party. And I really think that it is a fun seasonal activity that kids (and adults!) can enjoy. Since that post I have been thinking about how fun it would be if you could host a holiday cookie exchange party. Maybe get all your neighbors together, or do this instead of a holiday office party. It would be fun, and way more interesting – ESPECIALLY if you tell people it is a competition. People get SUPER competitive…before you know it, people will be quoting the recipe from some top chef they spent hours perfecting, possibly arguing over who’s frosting is better. I can just see it now: everyone hyped up from all the sugar, possibly too many holiday cocktails, then the scoring begins…..oh what a night.

See what I’m talking about? There must be something about cookies. Here’s what I had in mind- and yes, I went on that sugar plum meets ginger bread land route. I think it’s appropriate, don’t you?

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Ideas

 

Check out where I spotted these fabulous elements:

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Package – made by OhCreativeOne on Etsy

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Package – made by OhCreativeOne on Etsy

Holiday Cookie Exchange Party Package – made by OhCreativeOne on Etsy

Cookie Swap Banner – made by BannerCheerJR on Etsy

Cookie Swap Banner – made by BannerCheerJR on Etsy

Cookie Swap Banner – made by BannerCheerJR on Etsy

Personalized Christmas Gift Bucket and Tumbler Set – made by DottedDesigns on Etsy

Personalized Christmas Gift Bucket and Tumbler Set – made by DottedDesigns on Etsy

Personalized Christmas Gift Bucket and Tumbler Set – made by DottedDesigns on Etsy

Gingerbread Décor Wall Decals – made by Twistmo on Etsy

Gingerbread Décor Wall Decals – made by Twistmo on Etsy

Gingerbread Décor Wall Decals – made by Twistmo on Etsy

Candy Cane Cookie Holder – shared on Pottery Barn Kids

Candy Cane Cookie Holder – shared on Pottery Barn Kids

Candy Cane Cookie Holder – shared on Pottery Barn Kids

Christmas Cookie Dessert Station – shared on Delish

Christmas Cookie Dessert Station – shared on Delish

Christmas Cookie Dessert Station – shared on Delish

See- all you really need for this party is some friends, some festive decorations, and a batch or two of cookies on a table. Easy as pie!

If you could only eat ONE Christmas cookie a year- what would you choose to have this year?

Christmas Cookie Decorating Party

I know TECHNICALLY Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and I should probably do one last “fall” inspired inspiration board. But you know what? I don’t feel like it. I’m ready to dive into Christmas! That and I am not a huge fan of autumn (mostly out of never having experienced it) and today is an abnormally cold day for us here in Florida. And by cold I mean it’s 65 out. That’s cold for us, don’t be jealous!

Now that we are past that, and we have both come to terms that it’s pretty much been all about Christmas in the US since, November 1 (you know it has!), what better way to REALLY dive into the season then by decorating cookies? Cookies + Sprinkles + Eggnog = a good time. Add some friends, some Christmas classics on the radio and you will be having a great time.

This would also be a fun theme for a kid’s birthday party that happens to fall close to the holidays. I know if my birthday was around this time of the year I’d want to do this with all my friends. Though, I also think a snowman building party would be a blast too.

Let’s get to it, here’s what I’m thinking:

Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

 

See where all of my inspiration for this board was found. There are LOTS of great options on Etsy this week:

Cookies and Milk Printables – shared on Today’s Mama

Cookies and Milk Printables – shared on Today’s Mama

Cookies and Milk Printables – shared on Today’s Mama

Pine Tree Cookie Decorating Kit – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Pine Tree Cookie Decorating Kit – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Pine Tree Cookie Decorating Kit – sold by sweetestelle on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Custom Gingerbread Monogramed Apron – made by HeatherRogersDesigns on Etsy

Wooden Spoons with Bells as favors – shared by A Bushel and a Peck

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wine Charms -made by LittleThingsByLaurie on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wine Charms -made by LittleThingsByLaurie on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wine Charms -made by LittleThingsByLaurie on Etsy

Digital Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Invitation – made by 5foot12studio on Etsy

Digital Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Invitation – made by 5foot12studio on Etsy

Digital Christmas Cookie Decorating Party Invitation – made by 5foot12studio on Etsy

Cookie Decorating Station – shared by The Pear on Hostess with the Mostess

Cookie Decorating Station – shared by The Pear on Hostess with the Mostess

Cookie Decorating Station – shared by The Pear on Hostess with the Mostess

Giant Gingerbread Man Décor – made by Taylorshandmade on Etsy

Giant Gingerbread Man Décor – made by Taylorshandmade on Etsy

Giant Gingerbread Man Décor – made by Taylorshandmade on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wreath – made by paperbloomsnmore on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wreath – made by paperbloomsnmore on Etsy

Christmas Cookie Cutter Wreath – made by paperbloomsnmore on Etsy

If you had to decorate cookies, would you rather decorate sugar cookies or gingerbread cookies?

Christmas Morning Brunch Ideas {with an ornament theme}

Merry Christmas!

Are you a morning person usually? Or do you just make the exception one day out of the year? If you can pull yourself out of bed before noon, you’re likely able to handle hosting a Christmas brunch.

To me, Christmas brunch is supposed to be relaxed and laid back. Nothing too stressful, just enjoying the company of family and friends. But there are a few things that you can do to make you Christmas brunch EXTRA special, especially if you have children.

Here is my idea for a Christmas morning brunch, with an ornament theme to it:

christmas morning brunch ideas with an ornament theme unique pastiche events

Don’t forget to check out where I found all of these lovely images:

Christmas Ornament Invitations – made by PinkPickleParties on Etsy

Christmas Ornament Cupcakes – seen on this pin here

Red Baubles Christmas Cake – made by Cakes Décor

Christmas Ornament Centerpieces – seen on this pin here

Christmas Ornament Cookies – made by kjcookies on Etsy

Christmas Tree Pancake Stack – shared by Betty Crocker

Christmas Ornament Table Setting Cookies – shared by Haniel’s here

Are you only a morning person on Christmas?