Real Party: Holiday Ornaments

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Christmas is one of my most favorite holidays. The joy I see in my children's faces when we talk about Santa Claus and their reindeer and elves is unbelievable! We had the most wonderful time decorating our tree this past Friday and they love looking at all the different ornaments and of course touching each and everyone they are able to reach. With that said, Emilie and I heart this ornament themed party from Chris Nease of Celebrations at Home. We loved how all of her various ornaments popped up through out the party. Chris's diy ideas and low budget decorations -- which are beautifully pictured below -- are perfect for a december baby shower.

From Chris... I'm not sure which is smaller, my budget or my storage space for party supplies, so I decided not to spend much money on decorations but use what I have in some creative way. For the Dessert and Punch Table, I used ribbon (both 'new' and remnants) to add color and design to a white tablecloth. I created a focal point with my IKEA frame, and a few large 'ornament' wall stickers and more thin ribbon (for the hanger effect). The stickers also became my inspiration for the drink charms, and the candlestick/large ornament display.

The Champagne Bar was a simple and easy table arrangement using a tall glass vase, 'snow', ball ornaments, and feathers. Cute juice labels were made using the printable tags from No Fuss Fabulous.

I reused the manzanita centerpiece from the party last week, and replaced the blue leaves with red balls for the buffet table. To add height and interest to the table I filled clear vases with 'snow' filler and ball ornaments and set platters of food on top. Flowers, candles, and plain white serving pieces round out the look. The 'ho, ho, ho' flower arrangement was set on the bar table. 

Design & Photography: Celebrations at Home / Printable Labels: No Fuss Fabulous

1 comment :

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Thank you for sharing my party! Your site looks great! : )