Family Friendly Christmas Party Ideas


I’m excited to finally share this project I worked on with Urbanity Studios. I spoke with them several months ago about styling a party around one of their invitations, but they also wanted to highlight the fact that they can customize them through colors and wording, and offer coordinating pieces as well. I decided to style the same basic party in 3 different color schemes and I’ll be sharing each one separately {see the elegant blue/silver party here and the glittery non-traditional party here}.

Today is our traditional color palette of red and green, but our decorative details are whimsical and playful for a Family Friendly Christmas party. Read on for the details, and to get your FREE downloadable tags that match this set…

Get the Look:

  • This entire party was inspired by the patchwork Christmas tree invitation with it’s whimsical tree and string of ornaments graphic. Send out invitations soon, and use their coordinating address label wraps for a completed look.
  • Since “whimsy” is the word of the day, I used dots and stripes throughout the decor. It doesn’t get more whimsical than dots! This also appeals to our younger guests at this family party.
  • White fudge dipped Oreos are dressed up with decorations from the baking aisle – a simple trick anyone can do, and get that “designer” look.
  • Urbanity Studios can provide coordinating signs & menus for your party too. I used a small sign to frame a menu for the sweets table – an alternative to using individual food labels.

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  • This easy menu consists of cupcakes, cheesecake mousse parfaits, white dipped Oreos, white truffles, powdered donuts, and various candies. Spoons for the parfaits are dressed up with tiny Santa hats found at the craft store.
  • I made favor boxes out of large matchboxes, and wrapped them in scrapbook paper. A coordinating sticker from Urbanity Studios tops them off in style. Fill them up with small candies or a small ornament.
  • Serving a red tinted punch in an apothecary jar keeps the party’s colors uninterrupted. Just use a punch bowl ladle to scoop it up.
  • Put your Christmas packages to work for you and let them decorate your party space. Stack boxes and place them in nooks and corners to add brightness.
  • The backdrop was designed to resemble the invitation with it’s hanging ornaments. I used ornament wall clings and “hung” them with thin ribbon. A thicker ribbon is used like a swag to frame out the entire dessert table.

This was such a fun project to work on and I can’t wait to share the other 2 party design with you. Urbanity Studios has a wonderful gift to you as well. They are offering FREE Christmas tags that coordinate with each of the 3 parties I styled.ย  Just use a hole punch to loop a ribbon through, and tie them on. ย  Get the downloads here.
See this party in 2 other colors & styles:

Blue & Silver

Bright & Glittery

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This is a sponsored post per Celebrations At Home styling service.

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and has contributed to, SheKnows, and countless other websites. Most recently she was featured in Celebrate magazine, and her work has been published in Woman's World, Ocala Style, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.


  1. This is gorgeous…I am totally coming to your house this Christmas. :p

  2. I love how you dressed up the Oreos with items that can be purchased at the local grocery store (I even had those in my hand the other day but put them back since I wasn’t sure what I would use them for…now I have an idea!)

  3. I love your ideas. This party looks great. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  4. Count me in! LOL
    Amazing and Gorgeous. As usual.

  5. This is amazing, simple and nice. I love the cute sledges for the cupcakes. Is it a new product or a revamp of something old. great goings……..

  6. Chris, although I prefer the not so traditional colours, this setting was my favorite because of the careful details. Every single detail seem to have been delicately planned and this is priceless. Congratulations!

    • Aww, thanks Beatriz. I have to admit this was the easiest to put together since it’s our “real life” Christmas style. I think I’m ready to change it up though! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. where did those mini santa hats on the spoons come from?

  8. Is there a recipe I can follow for the cheescake mousse parfaits? They look adorable and delicious but I can’t find any recipes :(

    • Carmen, these were made from a box mix. Cheesecake flavored pudding (prepared) mixed with half a container of cool whip.


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