“Select a venue that already dresses up for the holidays," Zazueta adds, "and work their decorations into your overall design. Think outside of the box and, instead of traditional lighted trees, opt for more creative ways of embracing the season, like a snow machine, perhaps, or a candy cane-inspired signature cocktail.” Floral design: Blooming Gallery.
You can whip up a completely handmade wreath in only an hour with some fresh evergreens and a bit of wire. Choose a wire that is stiff enough to hold a bit of weight, but flexible enough to work with, usually an 18 or 20 gauge will do. Loop the wire tightly around the bases of the evergreen branches, making sure each branch is as close as possible to the one next to it. When you’ve added enough branches to make the wreath the size you want, bend the wire into a circle and twist together at the top.
Whether you're planning a winter birthday party, simple play date or large-scale holiday party, gathering the kids around a warm fondue station full of sweet treats is an easy and fun way to celebrate.
Homemade marshmallows taste so much better than store-bought, and can be made up to a week in advance. Sandwich each piece between graham crackers and tie with candy ribbon to create a seasonal s'more treat that is just waiting to be dipped in the chocolate fondue! Label the sweets with a printable Rudolph buffet card.
When planning your holiday gift list, don't forget your favorite kitty. Turn basic craft materials into a Christmas-themed spinner wand that will encourage hours of playtime. Get crafting with our step-by-step instructions.