18 Christmas Decorations That Made My Party Pretty Cool

18 Christmas Decorations That Made My Party Pretty Cool

On Christmas Eve, we hosted a small family party at our house. It was so much fun to eat yummy food, play fun games and rip through tons of presents. It was a home full of kids, dogs, parents, aunts, grandparents and more. I thought I’d share with you some of the merry details I added throughout the house for the party. I took a whole bunch of photos, so get ready for a visual holiday extravaganza. From a custom designed Hot Cocoa Station to tiny jolly smiles hidden here and there. Let’s take a peek, shall we?

One of the fun things to greet our guests was the “Design Your Hot Cocoa” station. Complete with mini marshmallows, candy canes, sprinkles, cinnamon and even cayenne pepper.


I found these super long Merry Christmas gift tags at Target and created a banner strip on the fridge.

PC261857 PC261853A simple glass bowl filled with some pine cones and a couple twigs of berries and you have a super easy centerpiece.

PC261795The sunroom got some cheery love, too. Six windows, six little wreaths from Michaels. 70% off! They were like $1.50. I added a burlap sash and some pretty silver ribbon to dress it up.


My rustic flea market ladder got dressed up for the occasion, too.


In the bathroom, a jar usually filled with cotton balls got upgraded to some iridescent mini Christmas bulbs.

PC261833 PC261832I found this ornament at Target for 50% off and added the message at home with a white paint marker.

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Some bows in a jar and you have something whimsical to add to your ottoman tray.


Here’s a shot of the entire room. My little ikea rug under the tree makes it look like fresh snow is hugging it!


I have yet to figure out what I want to permanently do with this hallway alcove. It once housed an old door bell chime. But when I came across this vertical banner, I knew just where it would hang!

PC261827Ok, I love felt and I love color so you can imagine how happy I was to come across this holiday banner. Yes, at Target. (I am so not endorsed by them, I swear)

PC261826You may remember this little Hello Bouquet from this post. For the holidays, I decided to let you finish it for whatever is appropriate in your world. Baking sprinkles were added to prop the greeting.

PC261825 I absolutely cherish these little salt and pepper shakers that were handed down to me from my mom. I think she may have had them in her antique shop at one point. Now they are mine and I love bringing them out every year.

PC261823 I’ve had this Coco-Cola Santa ad for a couple decades now. I got him from an antique store while sifting through piles of vintage ads. A simple frame and I have a pretty cool and interesting holiday decoration.

PC261821Here’s a wide shot of that little corner. Isn’t my village cute? Makes me happy.

PC261819It doesn’t get any easier than this. A vase you have laying around. Some Christmas bulbs. Done. A nice accent to my coffee table. Oh, and yes, the bulbs are from Target. A whole package of them for $1. I mean, come on! That’s a deal!


I’ve had this chalkboard sign sitting around and what better way to direct party goers than with a fun little message mapping it all out for them.

PC261802Red and aqua. How I love you. These paper straws were just so dang charming. I’ve had the little cup in storage, so I just added a cute message and framed it with complimenting napkins.

PC261798 I gotta tell you, I was so proud of this little kitchen accent. Cookie cutters and some red ribbon I had on hand and my window was that much more merry. The little winter wonderland you see below them was featured in this post.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd lastly, I created these card markers for the Christmas Eve menu. No need to ask what we’re having. It’s all right in front of you! :)


And that concludes our holiday decorating tour for 2013. I will be sharing some of the yummy treats I made in a future post. They were so much to make and were devoured quickly. Every baker likes that! I so want to see what all of you have done with your homes for the holidays. Did you a host a party, too? How did you deck the halls? Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday and have a very happy New Year! :) I look forward to your comments.

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  2. Tanja - December 26, 2013

    I love the decoration!!!! I can’t wait until next year to use the cookie cutter with ribbon. I love all that you did, our creative soul. We love you!

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