Hot Cocoa & Candy Christmas Party

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to receive this in my “in” box yesterday. This Christmas Sweets & Hot Cocoa party design was created by the uber talented Amanda Parker of Shindig Parties to Go, and showcases her latest printable party set appropriately called “Candy Christmas.” I’ve showcased several of Amanda’s designs in the past and once again she blew me away with her attention to detail and DIY sensibility. Just check out all the deliciousness for your self…

Some of my favorite things from the party are found on the treat table: Christmas tree cones & cake stands wrapped in white eyelet & peppermint candy, adorable Santa hats {from Hobby Lobby} added to spoons, and the absolute most brilliant display for cake pops ever – they are used as the ‘pompom’ topping the red paper cone “Santa hats” which are trimmed with fur, of course! Other details include the twine & button embellishment on the mini parfaits, and grand cake presentation {homemade}. Amanda actually made the cake pedestals using candlesticks and plastic lazy susans from Goodwill – gotta love that!

More fantastic ideas to inspire you from this design: utensils wrapped in paper napkins and secured with a “candy” circle {from the collection} and white grosgrain ribbon made to resemble wrapped candy pieces, and small canning jars embellised with ribbon & more buttons are used as drinking glasses. Amanda used white fudge covered Oreos, and Rice Krispies squares from the grocery store and added fondant toppers {to the cookies} and dipped the squares into white chocolate drizzled with red. Papers from the set tie everything together even more with wrapped candy bars, bottle wraps, and party circles.

The amazing table is such a focal point with the DIY backdrop of frames & sweet treats, and the table cloth Amanda made by sewing ruffles onto a white tablecloth & adding a bow– it is stunning!

The sweetness continues with a hot cocoa bar complete with snowman centerpiece made from foam balls….


White ribbon and tulle are the backdrop for the hot cocoa bar, with snowflakes added for a wintry wonderland effect. Hot cocoa is served along with sundae glasses filled with m&m’s, white & chocolate chips, toffee pieces, and crushed peppermint. For stirrers there are chocolate dipped peppermint sticks, chocolate dipped peppermint spoons, and white chocolate-dipped marshmallows sprinkled with more crushed peppermint and a red striped straw used as a handle.

Every inch of this design offers inspiration and ideas you can re-create on your own {with a little help from these vendors too ; ) }.  What do you think?  Will you be hosting a kids Christmas party this year?

Styling & Printable Paper Designs – Shindig Parties to Go / Fondant Cake & Cupcake toppers – Edible Details / Striped StrawsShop Sweet Lulu / Bakers Twine – The Twinery

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  1. says

    Thank you, Chris! It was quite a labor of love and definitely my favorite collection of holiday printables. I can’t wait to see all of your holiday features this year from the amazingly talented ladies out there in the business!

    • Shannon says


      I am in love with this whole table scape. I would love to know how you made the lollipops and would like to order the whole thing.

      Thank you,

  2. says

    This is just mind blowing! LOVE,LOVE ,LOVE every single little detail. What a masterpiece! So creative and inspiring. Love how Amanda always offers the DIY ideas for us to learn from.

  3. Ibett says

    This has got to be one of the most BEAUTIFUL table settings I have ever seen…. ((bowing down))

    I’m in total awe….honest….

  4. Amy says

    What are all the different things you have at the hot cocoa bar? I want to do this for my party this weekend.