Friday, November 18, 2016

Kid's Craft Party

Each year we host an annual girl's holiday craft party.
Come along and get all the details from this year's 
 red, white and Scandinavian themed party!

(We've partnered up with Oriental Trading company and were able to test some of their products at this party!
All opinions are our own and we only recommend products we use ourselves.)

We prepped all the supplies for our crafts, set out table coveringspaint brushes and paints the day before so we were ready for some serious "elf" crafting. 

As soon as each girl arrived,  she put her name on a paper plate and we leave this on a table by the front door for her to store all the crafts she makes.
She also gets to take a guess as to how much candy is in our candy jar.
We look for a cute container each year and used this fun clear bucket with handle.
Can u guess how many?

The winner gets to take the jar home!

The girls made some homemade gift tags as we waited for everyone to arrive. 

They used rubber stamps and this cool Nordic Washi tape.
Ready for some wrapping in a few weeks!

Our first craft are these adorable 
Swedish Dala horses.  
I think this is one of my all time favorite holiday craft party projects. 

Just love the folk art patterns the girls drew on their horses.

You can find all the directions {here} to make some of your own.

Next, we made these simple and cute Stable Ornaments.
We used mini 2 1/2" Popsicle sticks and a little vinyl manger to go in the stable.

Now for our S'mores ornament.
The girls thought these were really fun,
reminding them of girl's camp s'mores.
They'll have that memory when they see it hanging on the tree with this sheer red ribbon.

Our last craft was a wreath.
We took a small mason jar metal ring and wrapped muslin fabric strips around it.
Glued on a bow and Christmas bakers twine for hanging.
Some of the girls embellished their wreathes with little sprigs of holly, berries or mini pine cones.

We kept our "crafting elves" busy with these projects,
but had time for some snacks and games.
We went all red and white with our candy bar.

I found some great jars and vases to hold our peppermints, pearl gumballs, sour cherries and rock candy lollypops.

One of my daughter's favorites are rock candy so this was a must
along with mint M&Ms and Kisses.

The girls could snack on these as we crafted.
And scooped their faves in a little cello bag to take home.

Time for some refreshments!
I saw these fun fruit kabobs and made some up for the party.
We prepped the food ahead of time so we just needed to pull things out.
The Santa hat has a marshmallow on top and I cut a big marshmallow in half for the hat trim.

 We served up our traditional Pineapple Cheese Ball.
It's always a favorite.
 Some brownies, layered bean dip, home made salsa and lil' pigs in a blanket.

It wouldn't be a holiday party with out our "secret" Snowy Pink Punch.

Kid approved!

The girls played a few round of "spoons"along with a lot of laughter.
Just love these tween girls and crafting with them!

You can find more great ideas and supplies for Christmas and holiday crafts by vising Oriental Trading Co.
And by checking out last year's party {here}.

Hope your season is merry & bright!

Happy Holidays!

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