Yesterday was the children's Christmas party. Since the invitations featured the one and only Santa Claus we decided to make the whole party centered around him. I tried, and feel like I was successful, to keep the party simple. The party was only one and a half hours and in that time we fit in a snack, craft, and two fun actitivities.
As many of you know, the food is one of my favorite things to plan for a party! I only served three things as the party was after school and before dinner! Bryce and the children drew a North Pole scene on our chalkboard that served as the backdrop for the food table (the whole party was in our attic).
I found directions for really easy and cute North Pole cupcakes at One Charming Party.
The children and I made a Santa Hat party mix that was very festive. Originally, this idea was created using Bugles but since they are made with corn I used Hershey Kisses to create the Santa Hats. Aren't they darling?
Perhaps my favorite Christmas snack of all time are these Santas made from Babybel cheese. I mean really, how cute are they? They were a snap to put together too. I found them here.
I put coconut around the rim of the drinks to look like Santa's fur trim. I'm about 99% sure that not one child noticed that detail but it made me happy.
I picked up these cute Santa masks at Michael's for 50 cents each. I put out a bunch of paint and pom poms and the children decorated them. I love that they were all so individual!
This was a really fun activity for the children and me! Using printables that I purchased on Etsy the children used props and posed for pictures with each other. We moved the food table and used the North Pole scene as a backdrop for the pictures. After the party I emailed them their pictures.
Our last activity was making reindeer food to leave out for Santa's reindeer. We packaged it up, along with a cute poem, to send home with each child. I found the printable here.