Thursday, December 1, 2011

Peppermint Party

Ho Ho Ho

It's that time again!

Time for the boys' annual Peppermint Party.

{I am a terrible proofreader.  I know the apostrophe is missing.}

The peppermint trees are holding up well.  I think I made them 2 years ago ~ I just put them in a baggie and store in the cupboard above my cooktop.  The cupboard I can't reach without a tall stool.

We are so "fancy" for our party!  I use wrapping paper to cover the table, and plastic chargers and paper plates.  This year for some reason, the table made me a little dizzy to look at ~ lots of stripes going on!

I found the cute headbands in the dollar bin at Target.

Each child got a little peppermint bag with a peppermint sucker, a candy cane ornament, and a snow globe.

Dessert was peppermint ice cream and "snowballs."

Sweet Elizabeth.

Evan didn't want to wear his headband.

Cooper and Ben having fun.

Our baby Jackson.  { I could just eat him up!}

Cutie pie Emma.

Another favor ~ peppermint play doh made by Laura.  It had glitter and smelled wonderful!

The kids all had a blast, and it was really a very easy party.  We began by watching Rudolph and eating peppermint popcorn.  Then, lunch was ready and they ate and opened their treat bags.  That's always their favorite part I think.  After lunch while the girls cleaned up, I played Christmas bingo with the kids. We play that at all of our Christmas parties and use mini marshmallows as markers.  We also have a stuffed Rudolph that acts like a "hot potato".  He plays music that gets progressively faster as we pass him around the circle.  He's always a fun activity too.
I think the main thing is just to keep it simple, and I keep to my theme with all red and white decor, and a few peppermint foods.  They seem to love it.
I know I do, and I am hoping that these are memories of love and fun at Grandma's that will stay with them always.

Merry Christmas!

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Lori said...

Very, very Merry! Now what party do you and Elizabeth throw? The boy thing threw me off. I knew you have a granddaughter too.

The Martys said...

The table was adorable and my kids are still talking about the parties Auntie Sue had. Thanks for including us in the memories. We will cherish it always.

All That Glitters said...

What a cute party!!! I bet your grands had a blast!

Jen S. said...

You are so creative....what a fun party! I love all of the ideas and everything is so cute! :) What awesome memories you all must have from such fun, amazing times!

jessica said...

The kids will always love it and remember these parties! They had a great time as always, and your table was so cute.

Debbie said...

OK, I know it will be years before I'm a grandma, but I am still pinning this because I just love it and want to remember it.

Peppermint play dough too?
You are a rockin' grannie.

I really, really love this!

Debbie said...

OK, play doh... not playdough.
Sorry, it's been a while since I played with it.

TLEB said...

We had such a great time at the peppermint party - everything was adorable as usual!