A STYLISH CHRISTMAS WITH CLASS AND CHEER
We love Christmas! We love the anticipation, the excitement, and the magic it brings as families and friends connect and celebrate at this special time of year. The beauty of Christmas surrounds us as neighbours and communities prepare lights, trees, gifts and food, with so much giving and love it’s a holiday we can’t wait to celebrate!
With Christmas calling we just couldn’t resist styling this gorgeous Christmas kids party packed with all our favourite traditional Christmas elements! Mixing and matching four of our partyware collections we created an elegant and stylish setting for these kids to cherish and enjoy together.
If you’re hosting a Christmas celebration soon, get inspired by this stylish, Christmas affair captured by Stacey, our photographer.
AMBIENCE IS EVERYTHING
With elements of a snowy winter theme and rich metallics of rose gold, gold and silver, our festive partyware decorated the table all by itself! This inspired combination of Illume Partyware pieces gave a lighthearted and playful feel to the room with splashes of colour and an organic tone.
We enlisted the help of Jodie from The Party Parlour to craft a backdrop of rose gold and white streamers to set a soft, elegant scene. With such a collection of Christmas decorations Jodie also festively spelt out "Ho Ho Ho", which brought the idea that Santa is imminent and don’t forget to write that letter!
Our girls discussed present ideas, what they were most grateful for this year and Santa’s workshop while writing out their Santa letters to post as soon as possible. It was such a lovely moment we have made the Santa letter template available here for you to download.
BALLOONS FOR ALL OCCASIONS
Balloons are essential for any celebrate. Whether it is one or one-hundred balloons, they are a statement that can be styled in an abundant of ways. We couldn’t resist the playfulness of scattered pearl white balloons around the floor. We also incorporated giant clear balloons filled with White and Gold Confetti which the girls quickly included in their games.
However, our statement white helium balloons carrying messages of Christmas with decals of: peace, love and happiness from custom sign maker Jo's Signs by Design were breathtaking.
LET IT SNOW WITH CONFETTI
The walls and the trees are covered with a delicate shimmer, so it would only make sense to follow suit with the flooring. As part of the festivities, the girls "made magic" by throwing rose gold paper confetti in the air all around the room. This set a playful tone which didn’t end there! Our little guests swept the confetti up into piles and proceeded to throw it over and over again with great delight!
PRETTY PARTY FOOD ALMOST TOO FABULOUS TO EAT
As culinary experts agree, we eat with our eyes. Visual appeal can come in the form of the food itself and through the partywares you choose for your gourmet layout. The jaw dropping Christmas cake for our party was hand crafted by Genevieve from Cake Chemistry, while the scrumptious, festive cookies come to us from Ellana at SweetP Cakes and Cookies.
The cake itself was grand and tall making it a dazzling, snowy centerpiece, but when you add a beautiful "Merry Christmas" cake topper to your sweet dessert treats it lights up the meaning of the whole celebration.
If you also serve cupcakes, make sure they aren't underdressed for the occasion -- slip a cupcake into one of our opulent cupcake wrappers and add a matching topper, and you instantly elevate a delicious baked creation into a work of art.
Party food as good looking as this deserves partyware that is equally pretty. Sometimes the finishing touches make the experience unforgettable, although guests may not be able to quite put their finger on what nudged the party over the line into transcendence. Might we suggest Merry Christmas napkins that bring a lovely timeliness to the spread.
LETTING THE GUEST TAKE THE MAGIC WITH THEM
Party favours give the gift of memories. A wonderful way to extend the magic for your guests long after the party has come to a close. To add a truly personalised touch, we used hand designed santa sacks by Michelle from Red Pebble Designs. These brought in another subtle Christmas element and also doubled as place holders. The kids couldn’t wait to peek inside!
If you are wanting a more traditional party favour bag, you can also pickup Illume Partyware favour bags in various shapes, sizes, and colours when shopping online. To match the theme we have created here, you might want to choose one of the handsome striped party bags matched to the metallic accent colour of your choice. Include party tags or sticker seals to jazz them up even further.
Most guests may expect candies - maybe even a few of the party cookies - but stickers and Christmas related toys would be appropriate as well. You can continue the glitz by including stylish metallic tattoos as party favours. When your guests apply them, they will take a bit of your party with them!
A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
Parties, gatherings, celebrations are all about taking time out to be with family and friends and build memorable moments that help connect us over the years. This stylish Christmas party was inspired by the magic of Christmas. Packed with styling tips and ideas we hope you have as much fun organising your stylish Christmas celebration as we did sharing this party with you.
Have a safe and Happy Christmas!
CREDITS: STYLING + PARTYWARE Illume Partyware / DECORATIONS The Party Parlour / PHOTOGRAPHER Stacey / PERSONALISED BAGS Red Pebble Designs / CAKE Cake Chemistry / BALLOON DECALS Jo's Signs by Design / COOKIES Sweetp Cakes and Cookies