Christmas Crafternoon!

By December 11, 2017 DIY Crafts, Holiday No Comments
Waiting for Santa - Chistmas Crafternoon

The Christmas party season is now in full swing. While your weekends may be filled with a festive nightlife, cookie exchange get-together and strolls through decked out winter wonderlands, you can’t forget about the average weekday with the kids! Consider hosting a crafty afternoon – or a crafternoon, if you will, with your child’s best friends! Help these cuties craft up adorable reindeer headbands or necklaces, give them all the tools to create custom ornaments to don their Christmas tree and finish the afternoon with sugar-filled edible Christmas tree crafts that are sure to both amaze and amuse these sticky fingers!

This crafty post was written, styled and shot by Tara at Spot of Tea Designs. Stop by her blog to see all her creative tips and tricks for living your best family life around the holidays… and all year long!

Invitations

Christmas Crafting Party Invitation

As chances are you aren’t hosting a large bash for an event like this, you can put more effort into the select few crafty playdate invitations you send to guests.

Upgrade the basic polka dot invite with some festive Christmas stickers and decorative ribbons found at your local scrapbooking aisle. Tip: If you plan to do any messier crafts, encourage your guests to bring a smock!

Decorations

Christmas Crafting Party Decorations

With a theme that’s simply “Christmas” go with the traditional red, white and green color palette and mix and match basic stripe and polka dot patterns.

Christmas Crafting Party Decorations 2

Dress a mini kids’ table in this palette, staging it in front of a faux brick wall setter for adorable photos of your kids getting crafty! No room for a table runner? Lay some snowflake die cuts down the middle of the table to add some character to this small space.

Christmas Crafting Party Details

Don’t forget to bring on the sweetness with a polka dot garland dressed up with die cut shapes of Christmas wall decals!

Activity

Christmas Crafting Party Activities

First things first, make sure everyone looks the part for your Christmas crafternoon! Lay out the materials to let everyone make their own reindeer necklace or antler craft.

Now that everyone is in the Christmas spirit, craft up some decorations that will look great on their tree!

Food

Christmas Crafting Party Food

A big sit down meal isn’t needed for this crafternoon. Consider a few easy to grab snacks, like snowman string cheese and Grinch kabobs to satisfy their tummies and avoid the “hangry” zone. Your little ones can down these bites with some nice cold milk from vintage milk bottles, sipped from Santa mustache straws!

Christmas Crafting Party Tableware

Instead of a big production of a meal, make the food part of the craft and decorate some festive cone crafts!

Christmas Crafting Party Food Details

Lay out an assortment of decorative materials, like M&Ms, chocolate chips, marshmallows and star sprinkles and red and green icing in clear containers for easy seeing and reaching.

Christmas Crafting Party Food Decorating

Christmas Crafternoon!

Give each child an upside down sugar cone and encourage them to make Christmas trees or Santa hats!

Christmas Crafternoon!

Stage a cake stand in the center of your table to put all the finished creations on spotlight!

Favors

Christmas Crafting Party Favors

Everyone loves to get a little memento of the fun time had with friends. Send guests home with a wood ornament kit topped with a personalized candy wrapper turned favor bag topper (also seen in this ADORABLE Peanuts themed party) and a personalized coloring book  so they can keep the craftiness going even when they’re home.

Christmas Crafting Party Favor Ideas

Remind them to take home that lightbulb necklace that was donning their chair upon arriving and light up their way home!


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