{Party Themes} Gingerbread Decorating Party

Today you’re in for a real treat.

Gingerbread has always been a favorite cookie of mine for Christmas, and decorating Gingerbread houses is such a great idea to do with the family and friends.

So, when I saw this Gingerbread Decorating Party by Amy’s Party Ideas I fell in love and I think you will too.

So grab a cookie and glass of milk and enjoy all the wonderful details.

Love the invites!

The Snowball Cookies” are  Key Lime cookies covered in powder sugar that were purchased from Walmart.  Amy dipped the tops in melted white chocolate candy melts and topped with shredded coconut.

Aren’t these little guys adorable?  The red edible glitter was the perfect touch!

Great job Amy!

 Cupcakes topped with gingerbread men were so easy to make.  She purchased mini Gingerbread men cookies from Trader Joes and then used packaged cookie icing in chocolate to cover them.  Adding mini red M&M’s  covered in red edible glitter were the finishing touch!

Who wouldn’t want to drink their milk with sprinkle-covered rims and flavored straws?

How perfect are these fondant cupcake toppers from LIV Creativity!

For the Santa Hat Strawberries, Amy used melted white chocolate and piped it through a grass tip to make it look like fluffy cotton.

Love how she glittered an inexpensive frame to fest it up!

Everyone got their own Gingerbread Decorating Kit filled with peppermints, candy canes, and gingerbread men.

  Guests  also chose from dishes of  Red Hots, Green Sixlets, Gum Drops, M&M’s, and shredded coconut to complete their masterpieces.

What a wonderful and festive party!

Thank you so much Amy for sharing your delightful party with us!.

Hope your holiday is Sweet!

CREDITS

PARTY STYLING:  AMY OF AMY’S PARTY IDEAS  |  PRINTABLES:  WANTS & WISHES  |  INVITES & PRINTABLES:  PARTY INVITES  |  CUPCAKE TOPPERS:  LIV CREATIVITY  |  EDIBLE GLITTER:  KOYAL WHOLESALE  |  CHEVRON STRIPE BAGS:  SUGAR DIVA | STRIPED PARTY STRAWS:  KOYAL WHOLESALE

{Sweet Inspiration} Keeping It Natural for the Holidays

Now, I’m a lover of the traditional red and green Christmas but sometimes I like to change it up a bit.

Here are some wonderful ideas for keeping the color palette a little more neutral.

 I love this simple yet beautiful mantle idea.

via: pinterest

(there was no link for this when I posted, however, I’ve seen it before linked to a site, sorry)

Simply wrap pussy willows around a grapevine wreath and letters can be found at Hobby Lobby. Have an old picture frame?  Use part of it to form the letter L.

How simple and clever!

 PINECONE WREATH

             via: Woman’s Day

These wreaths look great anywhere. You can use for Thanksgiving and carry it over to Christmas.

(Keep in mind for next year)

No pine trees outside to decorate?  No problem.

via: babble.com

All you need is a tomato cage and lots of lights to wrap around it.  They look wonderful at night.

BURLAP PILLOWS

I adore Burlap fabric and it’s popularity just keeps on growing.

I made these adorable holiday BELIEVE burlap pillows and they are available in my Etsy Shop here.

BURLAP BOW TREE

Simple burlap bows make for beautiful and simple decorations.

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Hope we’ve inspired you to have a natural Christmas!

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

{Sweet Treat} Christmas Candy

With Christmas just a few weeks away, it’s time to begin to gather my candy recipes.

I always bake up a storm and love to include some candy in there too. I’ve been searching and found

some that I think I’ll try.

 Peanut Butter Truffles

Don’t they look wonderful? Love the addition of chopped peanuts on top.

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Mixed Nut Brittle

Nice change from the typical brittle.  Just put in a pretty container and it makes a nice gift.

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Double Layer Mint Fudge

It wouldn’t be Christmas in my house without fudge, and the addition of peppermint is so festive and pretty too!

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Candy Cane Marshmallows

I really like these, don’t you. I’d love to have a cup of hot chocolate right now.

These make great little gifts too.

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Rolo Pretzel Bites

If you’re just running out of time and need something quick, this one’s for you.

Pretzels, Rolo chocolate candies,  pecans and about 15 mins.  Couldn’t be easier.

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And if you’re still filling ambitious,

how about making a stand to display your goodies?

  When I was putting this post together I saw this on pinterest and

directions

Couldn’t resist. Isn’t it fun?

Happy baking.