Let’s just cut straight to it, shall we? It’s Christmas. Not only are there parties to attend as well as throw, but there is that occasional December birthday too. What? Right? A December birthday? Yep. They happen. Believe me. Been dealing with just this scenario for 45 years now. My sister has a December birthday. So here’s the plan. It’s Christmas all the way for her party this week. Let me show you how I take six of Heidi Swapp’s Christmas products (available right now at independent and online outlets) and turn them into party decor.
This party is a cocoa bar. I have always wanted to throw a cocoa bar party. So here was my chance, er excuse, errr my opportunity.
Every party needs a focal point. As with my previous Christmas Vignette post, I started with the Letterboard as the beginning point. Everything just sort of naturally builds around a Letterboard in my opinion.
The black background large Letterboard is a perfect match for my Christmas decor. 2-inch letters made a fun statement that gives this party a sort of bold vibe.
An additional item that can be found with Heidi Swapp Christmas is the plastic Marquee Love Snowflake. Snowflakes became a theme of this hot cocoa Christmas/birthday party. The Marquee Love Snowflake really helped set the theme for this event. Can’t wait till the evening of the party and the lights are down low and this lights up the room.
These Honeycomb Garland are adorable. Sort of a throw back party decoration. And I love them. These were hung just above the Letterboard. The garland was a great finishing touch for this little vignette.
Let’s check out the bar table now.
I adore these Die Cut Snowflakes. They are sold separately and range in sizes from 9 to 13-inches.
The Snowflakes are ‘suppose’ to be hung. But instead I set them up on the back of the cocoa bar table to create a bit of a winter wonderland backdrop. Opting for this arrangement gives a lot of fun and depth to the party table. And the Snowflakes just sit up so perfectly.
Paper Houses. So sweet and petite. After adding White Chunky Glitter to the roofs, I set these houses up on a wood craft round. The craft rounds were spray painted using Heidi Swapp’s White Chalk Art Paint. That paint gave this surface such a luscious look. The wood is simply set on a glass taper holder. Easy to find at the dollar store.
These Paper Houses are seriously cute and are an easy way to add a Christmas feel to any table or vignette.
Let’s talk about how I dressed up the bar. Toppings were placed in jars that I actually just gathered from around the house. These glass containers are of different styles and height and gave me the look and feel I wanted. They were labeled using Magnolia Jane Pattern paper printed with the jars ingredients. I die cut them out in a circle. Punched a hole at the top. Wrapped bakers twine around the opening and hung the tag.
The syrup bottle was wrapped with that awesome black and white stripe also from Magnolia Jane. Another tag was created to give the details to it’s ingredients too. Super simple way to add the patterns and touches you want to party items.
Keeping with a bit of Marquee Love, I added this black Arrow to the table. It points to all the good stuff. Plus it’s just plain fun. Adding in these type elements is an easy way to up the festivity factor.
And that’s how to Cocoa Bar Party 6 Ways with Heidi Swapp Christmas.
Hope this inspires you to throw a birthday party. A caroling party. Or any kind of party this season with Heidi Swapp Christmas.
Have a very Merry Christmas.