Merry Christmas Eve!!!!
Here are a few photos from a Christmas party we hosted for the girls in our life group! We try to make this an annual party and this year’s theme was “It’s a Marshmallow World”, inspired by a song from Francessa Battistelli’s Christmas album. If you haven’t heard Battistelli’s version of the classic “Marshmallow World”, you should find it! It’s really cute!! We sent out an evite to all the girls and mothers so we could include the song and they could listen to the lyrics and tune while reading the invitation.
Red and white polka dots kept the mood cheerful, don’t ya think? I had plenty of polka dot supplies left over from my mother-in-law’s “I Love Lucy” birthday party. Paper whites are such a bright winter flower and kept the room smelling sweet and fresh.
I love to make garlands, buntings, and drippy hangy-down things for my kitchen. They lend a little whimsy to my work space!
A marshmallow theme proved to be quite inexpensive. Marshmallows, strung with white thread, floated happily above our snack counter. Again with my drippy décor!
Madeline and I had fun dipping and sprinkling these marshmallows pops. They kind of look like candy North Poles.
But no candy is as sweet as the faces that came to the party!
We played the “Right Left” gift swap game.
And “DON’T Let it Snow!”
Have your “SELFIE” a merry little Christmas! We set out selfie props since most of the girls would have phones or ipods to snap seflies with during the party.
Cost can be kept pretty low when you print these selfie props off the internet onto cardstock. I hot glued a skewer stick on for the handle and slid a paper Christmas straw over it to keep it festive.
Abigail babysits this precious little girl and her adorable baby sister.
A hot chocolate bar full of all the goodies girls love!
Madeline had the brilliant idea to fill clear glass ornaments with mini marshmallows for the girls’ party favor. I already had the ornaments, ribbon, and marshmallows! But, per my custom with party favors, I forgot to put them out before the girls left. Boo mom!
These girls and their families are very dear to our family. We have been in life group with some of these families for six years now, and it’s been an honor to raise our children together in the Lord.
Hope you all have an incredibly blessed Christmas!