Enter a Land of Sweets where the guests indulge in candy and cakes, say "cheers!" with peppermint cocktails, and share gifts under a trimmed tree that looks good enough to eat.
Meet the Hostesses
While the world dreams of a white Christmas, Royale Ziegler of But First, Party! and Rachel Huntington of Bonjour Fete are dreaming up a technicolor holiday of their own making: pastel pink, bright cherry red, and glimmering gold. "We love sneaking pink into any and every celebration," Ziegler gushes, "but we also wanted to make sure our fete felt Christmas-y enough, hence the pops of red and gold throughout. "
The Door to Delights
The Sweetest Sip
Let the merrymaking begin! For a first taste of the sweetness that awaits within, enter Martha's candy cane cocktail: strawberry vodka, cranberry juice, a few dashes of white creme de menthe, and a sugar-coated rim courtesy of Fancy Sprinkles. On the day of the party, bright red batch of the signature drink was shaken and shared with a helping hand from the bartenders at This Girl Walks Into a Bar.
A Tree Worth Treasuring
A 7-foot-tall tree was fully flocked and dressed with spools of striped ribbon. "We used thick wired ribbon and wove it in and out of the tree to add some visual interest," Ziegler explains. "We also created several triple loop bows and placed them at the top of each cascading ribbon." And only fitting, the tree's finishing touch was the papier-mâché cherry topper.
Take a closer look and you'll see the charming collection of 70-plus ornaments hanging from the boughs: a pretty-in-pink tuft of cotton candy, a popsicle, a prima ballerina, and a gentle reminder that's perfect for this time of year: "treat yourself."
Double the Delight
This Christmas party boasted not one, but two cakes! "The smaller cake was a vanilla cake with cranberry buttercream filling with Josephine Los Angeles' signature painted design topped with berry rocher cookies and meringue kisses," Ziegler says. Cut a slice into the second, and there were more surprises to behold: "The red three-tiered cake included a gingerbread top tier, orange essence middle tier, and chocolate bottom tier cake with a cinnamon vanilla bean buttercream frosting."
How to Make Piñata Party Boxes
Cut crepe paper into thick strips, fringing the edges with scissors, as shown.
Glue sections of fringed crepe paper around the box, starting at the bottom and layering upward.
With a length of ribbon, tie a bow around the box.
Trim excess ribbon with scissors.
Add a decorative gift-topper—like red pom-poms "cherries"—for extra festive flair.