I love planning parties. Themed parties and events are my favorite. I am blessed to have a very talented and special friend named Pam who helped me put together a really fun themed event for my downline. Our theme was Enchanted Forest which is why Pam is dressed as Little Red Riding Hood and I am dressed as Goldilocks.
As our guests arrived in the forest they were given a designer series paper cone that they filled with peppermint popcorn.
Then they went to an area of the room where we had set up a photo booth. We had lots of fun props set up for them to choose. It was so fun to see what costumes our guests would pick to take a photo in. Norine went straight for the sword which she used later in the party to try and keep anyone from stealing her prize during one of the games we played! Too funny!
Ann made a great choice when she picked up this Santa Hat and red scarf. I think she looks so beautiful in real red.
Once they dressed up they stood behind an "instagram" frame and I took a photo of them.
Then they took the photo to a project life station and they put together a place card for the table. I was AMAZED at how great everyone's place cards came out. Here are a few of my favorites.
Each guest was given a little stand made out of two wooden blocks that I had covered with Into the Woods Designer Series Paper.
Lumberjack Craig prepared a delicious dinner for us. We had three different types of soups and a grilled cheese bar and a wonderful salad. Craig is such a great sport as you can see by the way he is dressed in this photo. We just love having him as a part of our Stampin' ohana.
Craig also made a delicious cranberry spritzer punch. I brought my mason jar cups from home and we put a birch straw into each cup as well as some rosemary sprigs with cranberries and mint leaves to make it look more festive. I just love all the little details and how everything came together.
After dinner we played a fun game with some BIG prizes!
Then it was time for dessert!
Corren from Charney's Cupcakes and Treats made us these delicious chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting and speculous cookie crumbles. The little bear pics were made by Pam. Isn't the hat and scarf a perfect fit? They came from the snowman from the Sparkly Season stamp set.
Pam also created some really fun and unique treats for dessert that included reindeer droppings and sticks and acorns.
We created a smores station where everyone was able to roast their own marshmallow and make a delicious s'more!
We ended the party with our annual hand stamped gift exchange. This is the gift I created to exchange. It was made from a wooden tree that I found at TJ Maxx and I just made some alterations to it and added our fabulous DSP and wooden snowflakes and rhinestones to embellish it.
Here are a couple of other photos of the beautiful projects that my downline made to exchange. Seeing everyones creations is definitely a highlight of the party.
My life is extremely blessed by this wonderful group. I am thankful for this fun night we could celebrate together and I hope all who came felt a great deal of love and aloha.
A party like this wouldn't have been possible without a dear friend such as Pam. I am truly grateful to her for her friendship and love and for all the inspiration and creativity she so freely shared with me to help make this party so fun for all.