Thursday, December 14, 2017

christmas winter wonderland party tables

oh i am sooo far behind in christmas posts 
but with good reason.

today i wanted to show you what i was up to the past week 
at a work christmas winter wonderland party that 
i was in charge of decorating.

i made a few buffet tables with some products from 
my fave party company oriental trading
the ultimate christmas headquarters for some really cool stuff!

ok so let's start.
here's the buffet table i created 
for all the pot luck dishes:
first lemme show you these 
beau-tee-ful snowflakes i used.
i just pinned 2 of them to the white cloth backdrop 
i got at the fabric store.
 these jumbo iridescent snowflake are about a foot tall and a foot wide and are super shiny!

we weren't allowed to be hang anything at the party place we rented so i pinned this garland to the tablecloth like so:
i folded the front of this snowflake garland
to have a 3-d effect but if you were to hang it, you would get a full snowflake.

so now lemme tell you this,
sometimes things come from heaven and 
smack you right in the eye.
such was the case when i was driving down my street one day and happened to see this at the end of my neighbor's driveway for the garbage man to pick up:
my heart skipped a beat and i did a double take! i couldn't believe it was exactly what 
i wanted without even knowing i needed it!

i spray painted it as you can see then 
added some glitter and pom pom trim.
my snow village fit on it perfectly! yippee!
i would've put the larger snow homes on the top shelf but didn't want to block the merry christmas sign.
regardless, it still worked to my delight,
even though my hubby now calls me a scrapper. lol
i was also able to winterize the counter for the coffee buffet with a simple snowflake runner.
it's not on a table but heck this snowflake runner still worked don'tcha think?

next up is the set up for all the desserts:
no backdrop for this table but i think it still worked out,
with the help of some lovely light up decor.
i got 2 mini white light-up trees and had the large one from a previous party i had. these mini trees were a perfect size on each end of the table.

and the light up glitter icicle fringe was a blinking border that really caught everyone's eye toward all the sweets displayed.

both of these are battery powered so there was no worries about ugly cords showing.

next up is the winter log next to santa.
this merry christmas table top sign had faux metal letters, was lightweight and had a touch of faux snow on it. i added the poinsetta to match the rest of the decor.

i think everything came together nicely for everyone's desserts they brought.
some of the treats i made were snowball cookies, m&m cookies, and mini hot cocoa mug cake pops.

i did make my cookies to match the decor too cuz that's what happens when one has christmas OCD like me. 
my friends call me an elf. lol
then last i also had these that i am gonna use on 
christmas day for my own family.

you have to squish the snowballs for the light to stay on and the mugs are HUGE and oh so fun! 

plush light up snowballs

winter snowflake plastic mugs
look here

so there you have it!
now you know why i had to take a few days off from "elfing"!
but no worries cuz i am back again on a roll with 
the 10 or so days til the big day!
cuz i sure don't wanna disappoint buddy the elf!

for this review i was provided the party supplies free of charge by Oriental Trading Company. 
no other type of compensation was received for this review and i provided my own 100& honest opinion.


  1. What an amazing Christmas party!!! I love how you repurposed the TV stand. All the treats look delicious. Have a wonderful Christmas.

    1. thank you thank you Beth!!! the tv stand is my fave like smiling is buddy the elf's fave! LOL :>D

  2. On my, how I love everything in your winter wonderland! I once took a shelf from a friend, turned it upside down and ta da it was a dessert stand! Love how you think!

    1. oh hey we think alike! talk about making my day Kim heehee :)

  3. You did a fabulous job on that decorating!! The dessert table looked especially yummy....uh, I mean pretty! hehe Dona

    1. thank you Dona! it was so much fun to put it all together-but it took me away from crafting for you daggone it! LOL ;>D


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