I know Christmas is a hop, skip, and a jump away but I had to share a last minute Christmas party plan with you because it’s SO easy. Would you believe me if I said this is my last party for 2014? What a year! This one is what we like to call ‘the Mouser Christmas‘. It’s always low key, full of wrestling, and so loud that sleeping babies need not come.
Christmas Party Appetizers:
- Cheese Ball
- Sparkling Juice
Totally optional if you are looking to keep things ultra simple, I made spearmint mats by melting the mints in an 8 mint x 12 mint rectangle at 300 degrees, for 8-10 minutes.
I topped the mats with a red napkin, our fancy silverware, china, and a party favor. I know, I know. I can’t help it if I think each party deserves a party favor! How could I say no to these adorable chevron gift boxes? Spoiler… I couldn’t.
To finish off the festive feel, I worked two strands of garland around our normally boring chandelier. It really added to the decor without forcing my guests to look around it to see the person in front of them.
Christmas Party Table:
- Ornaments (Last season’s clearance, unsure of the store)
- Gift boxes (Hobby Lobby, $1.99/each)
- 7 Bags of Spearmints (Walmart, .98/each)
- Big Silver Bowl (Target, $7.48 on clearance)
- Garland (Target, $4/each)
- White Fabric (Backdrop from the cookie party.)
Yes, I said CLEAN! Unheard of, right?
Note: I made faux cake plates by placing plates on top of red and green vases. Sometimes you have to fake it till ya make it!
I live under a rock. Scratch that. I live in a cave. A cave with a rock for a door.
Also, how fitting is serving your military broski something attached to a program like Comforts From Home? It’s like I planned for it all to fit together like that. Except I didn’t.
Christmas Party Food:
- Variety of Marie Callender’s pot pies
Keep the treats simple because we all know this is the point of every Christmas party where everyone is begging to borrow a pair of maternity pants. I recommend saying yes because no pants parties should not happen in public unless you are a toddler.
Christmas Party Desserts:
- Peanut Butter Fudge
- No Bakes
- Dirt Cake
And because Walmart carries just about everything, I picked up all of the grub when I was scheduled to pick up a few last minute toys. One stop shop for the win.
Happy holidays, guys!
Do a girl a favor and pin this Christmas party!