Holly Jolly Christmas Party
Styled by Happy Wish Company
You’re only 3 steps away from the perfect party.
Review the blueprint and purchase the party items in a few easy steps.
Follow our easy ideas to wow your guests.
Follow our timeline and party tips for seamless execution.
If you have time, we recommend visiting stores such as Michael’s, Target, Pier 1 Imports, Cost Plus World Market, and HomeGoods to get good deals on seasonal holiday decor and serving ware such as cake stands.
Prepare perfect party food.
Yummy Sugar Cookie Recipe
- 2/3 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 teaspoons milk
- 1 egg
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Mix shortening, sugar, vanilla, milk and egg together.
- In separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Then blend in creamed mixture.
- Divide dough in half and refrigerate for 1 hour.
- On lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness. If desired, roll on colored sugar sprinkles before cutting shapes.
- Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for approximately 6-7 minutes.
- Cool slightly and remove from pan.
2-3 Weeks Prior
Purchase party items from Happy Wish Company
7 days prior
Purchase any groceries (desserts, snacks, beverages)
1 Day Prior
Setup party decor and garlands
Prepare any desserts (cake / sugar cookies) and snacks that you will be serving at the party
Assemble favor bags
Set out sugar cookies and decorating ingredients (icing, sprinkles, candy) and other food and beverages
Decor: $150 – $200
Food: $50 – $150
Beverage: $25 – $50
TOTAL: $225 – $400
Happy Wish Company shares its top tips for pulling off this event.
The great thing about the Christmas is that your home is already decorated for the festivities. A sparkly tree and stockings hung by the chimney with care instantly make the space feel celebration-ready.
We took the classic red and green Christmas color scheme and added a dash of mint and pink to give it a vintage vibe. Here we layered a few garlands and buntings to transform the focal wall into a magical holiday wonderland. This backdrop would be adorable for a photo booth or a visit from Santa!
For the cake, we gave it a white ruffle frosting treatment and sprinkled silver edible glitter to make it sparkle. We stuck in this adorable Be Jolly Pom Pom Cake Topper as the perfect finishing touch.
Every year we have a Christmas bucket list we like to check off with our kids. At the top of that list is sugar cookie decorating! It’s such a fun activity for the kids and then they can eat the cookies afterwards with a cup of hot cocoa (with marshmallows)! Package the rest of the cookies in white bakery boxes and tie with ribbon as a sweet gift for friends and neighbors.
Other party activities could include writing letters to Santa, reading The Night Before Christmas, and if you’re really feeling the holiday spirit, you could have Santa make an appearance in person!