Hot Cocoa & Candy Christmas Party

This hot cocoa & candy Christmas party is choc full of diy details that will inspire you. Spruce up store bought items with these easy tricks.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I was to receive this in my “in” box yesterday. This Hot Cocoa & Candy Christmas party was created by the uber talented Amanda Parker of Amanda’s Parties to Go, and showcases her latest printable party set appropriately called “Candy Christmas.” I’ve showcased several of Amanda’s party 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…

Hot cocoa & candy Christmas party treat table details:

  • Christmas tree cones & cake stands wrapped in white eyelet & peppermint candy
  • Adorable Santa hats {from Hobby Lobby} added to spoons
  • The most brilliant display for cake pops ever: they’re used as the ‘pompom’ topping the polka dot 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 Susan from Goodwill – gotta love that!

Hot cocoa & candy Christmas party design ideas:

  • Utensils wrapped in paper napkins and secured with a “candy” circle {from the collection} and white grosgrain ribbon made to resemble wrapped candy pieces
  • Small canning jars embellished 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?

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

  2. My head is swimming with ideas, I love everything! Thank you in big ol bunches for the inspiration.

  3. WOW!! Every detail is perfect! I love those candy Christmas trees with a touch of eyelet!

  4. Sooo many cute and easy ideas here. OMG I LOVED it all…. The gingerbread holding a peppermint lollipop design is genius!

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

    I’m in total awe….honest….

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

    1. Hi,

      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,

      1. Hi Shannon,

        I made the candies and lollipops using Styrofoam circles (small ones – Dollar Tree, large ones – Hobby Lobby) and then cut out white, red and green felt to glue on top. Then I wrapped them in clear cellophane and tied them with ribbons.
        Glad you like everything!

        Shindig Parties To Go

  8. It’s all so lovely (and yummy), but the styrofoam snowman is still my fave! 🙂 Great work Amanda!

  9. My goodness, this is lovely!! I’d love to see a tutorial on how she did that tablecloth!!!

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