Saturday, January 2, 2010

peppermint party

i did this peppermint party on tuesday at a friends house. i am really happy with how it turned out. it definitely has more of an amy atlas look {which i love...LOVE amy atlas}. hope you enjoy...
thanks for the idea of filling vases with round peppermints, jamee {setting the mood}!..
my sister gave me a square cupcake pan for christmas...so i used it to melt peppermint candies in. i placed the peppermint candy squares on brownies. they turned out so pretty!...
i'll let you in on my secret...i went the easy route as far as the 'cake balls' went. they're not cake balls, but doughnut holes dipped in chocolate! they caught my eye in the grocery store....and they worked out great!
i wanted to make a banner out of candy canes...so i came up with this. i love how it turned out!...

good old peppermint bark....
i made chocolate peppermint cupcakes...


i wrapped my cake in peppermint sticks {and added red ribbon for a special touch}... i dipped the tops of my glasses in karo syrup and then rolled them in crushed peppermint candy. i added cute peppermint ribbon to the bottoms {ribbon found at target a few months ago}. you can also see the peppermint shot glasses i found at target...

i wanted to use actual 'cones' instead of paper for the treat cones, but didn't like the brown color with everything...so i decided to dip them in chocolate! they were SO yummy!...
i dipped the peppermint sticks in chocolate as well :)...





although carnations are pretty spendy this time of year, they were well worth it. i loved the way they looked with everything...

thanks for stopping by...and for your nice comments! i do read them!

34 comments:

Raquelle said...

WOW. Absolutely stunning!

Kendra@My Insanity said...

Looks gorgeous! Very "Amy Atlas," which is a huge compliment, I think. Fun decorating theme, too!

Enchanted Expectations said...

I love it! I love the idea of using real cones. And the doughnut holes is pure genius. You better believe that I will use this idea since baking is not one of my strong points.

Tiffany said...

I"m so glad you did a peppermint party this year, that's the theme we're doing next year for our cocoa party. i've already been collecting ideas and yours are all FAB-U-LOUS!!! Love it, love it, love it!!!

Simply Creative Insanity said...

what a fantastic job! Very pretty! Love the banner and all of the candy cane accents!

Jamee Bryant said...

Kara!! Soo beautiful! I absolutely love the melted peppermints on the brownies and the candy cane banner!! Well done!!

Sandi said...

Love it! the brownies look awesome, and I bet they were tasty. Donut holes: time-saving genius! Thanks for sharing!

Pots and Pins said...

So festive and fun! I'm going to have to steal a few of your ideas for our Christmas party next year...or else you could just come to Seattle and do it for me! You are very creative and I always love seeing what you come up with! Thanks! And Happy New Year! Nan...Max's Gramma

Natasha @ FĂȘte Fanatic said...

The cake- Awesome!
The peppermint banner- Cute & Cleaver!
The Peppermint candy brownies- Love it!
The donutholes "cake pops"- Priceless!! I'll have to snag that idea!
Great Party as expected!

Susan Crabtree said...

so amy atlas & so cute! love all your peppermint touches!

Glory said...

Beautiful set up! I really like the candy cane banner, and you added lots of wonderful details to the whole table! Great job!

Brittany said...

I LOVE peppermint! This looks so fun! Thanks for sharing. I'm linking this to my blog. :)

Chris @ Celebrations At Home said...

Beautifu, Kara! Great Job!

Candy and Cake said...

Very cool party! Love the peppermint theme!

We are the Guerra's! said...

Beautiful! I never did get to have my holiday party this year, but I love this theme so much I just might have to steal it. You're a genius!

I BLEED PINK said...

What an amazing party. I also love your trick of using doughnut holes.

Pampered Princess Parteas said...

Love this theme! So festive! You did an AWESOME job!

Colette said...

looks like so much fun! what do you do at a peppermint party?

Free Pretty Things For You said...

OMG! Amy Atlas Watch OUT!!So beautiful♥
you have a new follower!!
i just started my blog :)
cant wait to see more!

Ebony said...

Donuts holes dipped in chocolate! FANTASTIC IDEA!!!!

Marcie Lenick said...

Came across your blog by accident and LOVE your ideas! I LOVE to do theme parties and didnt even know there were all these 'resources' out there for ideas! Didn't even know who Amy Atlas was LOL-- do now! looking back at some of your older parties you just keep getting better and better!
Check out www.mycmsite.com/marcielenick our digital software is awesome for making some of the invites, cards, signage, etc I have done it for my recipes too as a 4x6 photo card. Supposed to be easier than photoshop. I learned it easy and i am so not a computer geek!! THX so much for sharing <3

Miss Dot said...

I **just** found your blog (through a button on the side of Three A's and a C) and I think I've died and gone to heaven. OMC you're like my new obsession. Clicking "Follow"....NOW!

Charisse said...

As usual- darling party. I love how beautiful everthing looks. Clever donut hole idea.

Femke said...

Wow, i just love your blog!
I'm getting married in june and we do a lot of the styling ourselves. You blog is great for some beautiful ideas! Thank you for sharing!

Kind regards
Femke

Operation Sweet Dreams said...

WOW!!!! I LOVE your blog! I'm a new follower and can't wait to see more! This is one of my new favorite blogs!!

We are planning a few charity events this year and your ideas will come in handy. Thanks for sharing!

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Brittany said...

Your tablecloth is so wrinkle-free. I bet it took a long time to iron *wink* Your party is darling, as usual. Love it.

Sherrie said...

That is amazing. I love everything!

Your cool friend, Cheryl said...

Wow! This is awesome!

Miss G said...

just found your blog via "be different act normal". can't wait to explore further! Kelly

Mary Frances said...

Thats ADORABLE!!! I totally LOVE it!!!

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I would love this, my hubby wouldn't. He hates peppermint.

Breanne said...

Adorable theme, great for next year!

BreeAnn said...

I have been browsing through your blog for the past hour or so! You are an amazing party planner! Love everything that you have done!

cutiepiescustomcreations said...

LOVE the idea of using donuts for the cake ball pops---I have not been brave enough to try bakerellas pops yet but was looking for ideas for treats to make w/my sons for vday and I am totally adpating these! you rock, as always!

 
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