Thursday, December 18, 2014

HOLIDAY IDEA :: the Night Before Christmas

the night before christmas holiday idea, stockings, cocoa bar

We are giddy with the Christmas spirit over here at My Party Passion.  The children are preparing their hearts and our home for the “big guy’s” visit.  They are always reminding me to make sure we leave Santa some cookies, sweets and creamy hot cocoa, topped off with marshmallows, of course. 

My muse for this Night Before Christmas set up are these darling vintage plates from WorldMarket.  They have two designs, one with Santa and one with Rudolph and Frosty.  So of course being a party gal I bought three sets. Lol  

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cocoa bar for the night before christmas, santa plates
striped stockings, santa snack, gingerbread men, christmas cookies

Hanging the red and white striped stockings by the chimney with care is a must!  By the time Santa gets to New York, he will certainly welcome the hot cocoa.  As Santa sips on cocoa he can snack on the gingerbread men waiting for him and even stick a few peppermint sticks in his pocket for late snacking. 

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vintage santa, cocoa bar, the night before christmas

In my usual party on a budget styling, I found this great vintage feel wrapping paper from a dollar store as a table covering.    

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cocoa bar, candy canes, santa, the night before christmas

I am totally in love with all the new hand drawn prints from Laura. Using the Joy to the World print is perfect for my vintage feel. (You can purchase this print and more in Laura’s Etsy shop.)

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christmas decor, joy to the world, hand lettered print, pen and ink

Our home will be ready to welcome Santa in a few days with plenty of Christmas cheer. I sure hope he leaves me the new bathrobe I asked for. 

the night before christmas, cocoa bar, hand lettered art print, joy to the world

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a prosperous New Year.  Until next year – Party on Friends! 


Guest Contributor: Melissa Newell 

Melissa Newell has been planning and executing parties for over 20 years - parties have always been a passion of hers.

 Melissa’s motto is Go Big or Go Home! She celebrates with her children every chance they get - making each day a celebration of Life!

Creativity on a budget and the attention to the smallest of details is what she is known for. Her blog, My Party Passion, highlights all of the parties that she throws!

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