I recently received an email from Tiny Prints about their new holiday card collection and was so excited to use their holiday invitations on a few little shin digs before the end of the year. I immediately knew that I wanted to do a little fireside hot chocolate & s’mores soiree to kick off the holiday season!
I used the Tiny Prints “Chilly Party” invitation as inspiration for the party decor.
A few minutes with a little chalk and some red pom poms and I had a darling backdrop for the hot chocolate bar!
I already had my jars set up from my hot chocolate station and I added peppermint patties, peppermint cream and hazelnut cream to the menu!!
A menu of signature drinks featured lyrics from “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. (available in free printable file)
Themed tags printed on sticker paper were perfect for keeping track of whose drink was whose…
… but in reality we all loved sharing sips of our creations!!
The s’mores station was set up fireside. Like on the hot chocolate bar, I used polka dot wrapping paper to add a little whimsy to the table. It’s one of my favorite (and cheapest) ways to make any party more festive!!
The s’mores menu also featured lyrics from “Baby It’s Cold Outside”, and provided a few twists on the traditional s’more. (available in printable file)
We had three types of chocolate and three types of graham crackers. One of my other favorite party tricks is to use the backs of double sided invitations. Just cut up a few extra invites and use them as buffet cards for a festive and free touch!
It was such an easy little soiree to pull off, and since everyone was on the hook for mixing their own eats and drinks, I had nothing to do but mingle!
Happy holidays, y’all!!