Holiday Warm-up with Cocoa, Cookies and Buddy the Elf!

I love celebrating the holidays, and what better way than with the kiddos hosting a Holiday Warm-Up!
Invite a few kids over to watch a festive movie thats kid appropriate, we chose Elf,
I think most kids would love it! Serve warm cocoa with all the fixings, Christmas cookies and a few light snacks. Gather some pillows and blankets, spread all over the floor and let the kids get cozy while they watch the movie.

To let everyone know about the details, I chose to send an invite by Minted. They have the cutest e-vites and they are free right now! Pick your favorite invite, they allow you to personalize it and then send away! I love anything buffalo check right now, so this invite was perfect!


Holiday Warm Up Minted Invitation

I wanted this to be casual, so I made sure guests knew to come in their pjs, including the mommas! It was so much fun to relax and have a fun night in during this busy holiday season. My kids couldn't resist wearing their cute Christmas pjs.

Holiday Warm Up

Decorations were festive, yet simple, my color palette was a mix of reds, green, white and black. I pulled items from around the house to create a fun table for the sweets.

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar
For snacks and drinks I kept it pretty simple, snack mix for the kids during the movie, a few sweet goodies and a hot cocoa bar. All the guests loved the hot cocoa bar! I am not much of a coffee girl, so this was right up my alley! 

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar

I found the cutest disposable cups with lids at Hobby Lobby. Perfect for sipping on cocoa while watching the movie. 

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar
This darling chalkboard menu sign was perfect for the hot cocoa bar, it is a free printable I found at Twelve O Eight blog.

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar

A cute banner and a few bottle brush trees were all that was needed for the cocoa bar. I found this checkered banner by Eylander Sign Co. and had to have it!

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar
The kids had fun adding their own toppings to their cocoa, with candy canes, sprinkles, marshmallows and lots of whipped cream!

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar

One of my favorite pieces for this setup, was this gorgeous tassel banner that fit the backdrop perfectly! 

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar
If I would have been thinking clearly, I would have remembered that sugaring kids up and then expecting them to sit and watch a movie is highly unlikely. Lets just say that I think everyone enjoyed the sweets table, especially the kids!

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa BarI found this darling print on Pinterest with no information about it. I loved it and knew it would make a perfect addition. After much research I finally found it to be a Lily & Val print, they are so talented! Check out their site, but forewarning you will get lost for hours! Get your chalkboard print here for your Hot Cocoa Bar.

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar

I baked some sugar cookies the morning of the party and let my kids decorate. They loved getting involved and showing off their masterpieces to their friends. As you can see my daughter loves her sprinkles!

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar

Holiday Warm Up Hot Cocoa Bar

If you are looking for a fun way to celebrate the season with friends, plan a night in! Grab your favorite holiday movie, a few snacks and some hot cocoa. Cozy up and enjoy these fun moments of the season!

To continue the Holiday Party Hop fun, make sure to check out my dear friend Pretty Twinkle Party on Thursday morning for more holiday inspiration!





Invitation: Minted
Hot Cocoa Print: Lily & Val
Menu Print: Twelve O Eight Blog 
Tassel Banner: Glam Fete
Checkered Banner: Eylander Sign Co.



Toni


6 comments

  1. This is so beautiful! Love all the details you did an amazing job!

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    1. Thank you Goldie, that is so sweet.

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  2. Toni, what a creative and cute way to celebrate the holiday season! I love the invitation and the hot cocoa bar! So fun being a part of the Holiday Party Hop with you! XOXO, Sarah

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