Are you hosting for the holidays? Or maybe you are having a fun get-together with your friends and celebrating the season! No matter the case, make Dollar Tree your one-stop shop for all of your holiday party needs!
This year, I decided to throw a gingerbread house-themed party for my daughter and her friends. I thought it would be an adorable way to eat candy and decorate gingerbread houses. Not only was it easy to put together, but it was affordable since I was able to get everything I needed from Dollar Tree! Check out below to see how I did it.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- Red and Green Paper Plates
- Mod Podge®
- Faux Snow
- Green, Yellow, and Red Balloons
- Gold Foil Star Balloons
- Brown Mailing Paper
- White Chalk
- Candy (Lollipops, Starlight Mints, Assorted Hard Candy, etc.)
- Red Plastic Tablecloth
- Wrapping Paper
- Faux Snow
- Various Décor: Tinsel trees, tinsel garland, glass canning jars, faux greenery and berries, Christmas signs, etc.
Follow Along Step-by-Step:
- I started by cutting two big pieces of brown mailing paper. I taped both pieces to the wall and stacked them on top of one another.
- I then used white chalk to create windows and doors.
- Next, I used plain red and green paper plates to create the roof of the gingerbread house.
- To make it look as if snow had fallen, I applied Mod Podge® with a paintbrush to the top of the plates and sprinkled the shimmery faux snow on top of them.
- Next, I covered my table with a plain red plastic tablecloth and placed it directly in front of the gingerbread house display. I also added a piece of candy cane patterned wrapping paper to the top of the red tablecloth for a decorative touch.
- For the “make your own gingerbread house” station, I filled the table with “gingerbread house supplies” i.e. graham crackers (in place of gingerbread cookies) white icing, gum drop candies, chocolate candies, starlight mints, etc. Don’t forget to add additional Christmas décor elements to your table as well.
- Then, I created these fun balloon Christmas trees to place on either side of the table. To start the balloon Christmas tree, I inflated 4 big green balloons for the base of the tree. I then knotted them all together and placed them to the side (you can also use twine to tie them together). Next, I inflated another set of 4 smaller green balloons, knotted them all together and stacked them on top of the previous 4 balloons tying or taping them together with twine or tape. I continued doing this until I reached the top of the tree. Then, I taped the gold star balloon to the top of the tree. Next, I inflated small red and yellow balloons and taped them into the tree to make them look like ornaments.
Now that you have the kids party covered, time for the adult party. Check out these 4 table setting ideas for the holidays!