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Last week on the we talked about the main components of a party and gave you a peek at how we included those ideas in our holiday party! This week, we wanted to give you some party accessory ideas, including some of our favorite DIY's.
The tablescape is typically the focal event of a party - the centerpieces will be your main decor, your guests will be wining and dining at the table and conversation will flow. So this is where the details will matter most! For our party, we put a personalized namecard at each setting, and added a fun braided detail. The braids were easy to DIY ourselves with strips of fabric, and really tied the place settings together. You can pick up materials for this at your local craft store. Don't be afraid to get creative! Fabric, string or twine are great options.
The other key to a great party is a memorable favor for your guest to take home. It's their final impression of the night, and we want it to be a good one! For our event, we made a favor that doubled as event decor - ornament cookies. The cookies hung from a tree during the party bringing in some holiday cheer. At the end of the night, the guests received a goodie bag and got to pick a cookie from the tree to take home. This is a simple DIY that just requires cookie dough, cookie cutters and frosting. When making the cookies be sure to leave a hole at the top for the string to hang from the tree. From there, the design is up to you! Choose frosting and edible accents in the color scheme and theme of your event.
Lastly, be sure your guests have a little entertainment! It can be a group activity like cookie decorating station, a photo booth or event offer plain wreaths to decorate. For our event we set up a scent station where guests were able to make their own perfumes or body scrubs to take home. We included fun holiday scents like pine, peppermint and nutmeg!
Party accessories are the elements tie your party together and add a little pizzazz! The details will be what makes your night memorable. So whether you're DIY'ing or not, be sure to add personalized and cute accents that your guests will be talking about all night. We hope our Christmas party décor and DIY brought some inspiration to your upcoming parties!