Charlie Brown Christmas Party
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Each year our family watches the Charlie Brown Christmas movie. This year, I decided to bring a few of my youngest son’s friends and cousins over for a Charlie Brown Christmas Party. It was such a fun night, all the kids have asked if we can do it again soon!
We hosted our party after school one evening. I was able to set up for the party as soon as my kiddos came home from school, and our guests arrived just before dinner time. I had three party stations; a dessert table, an art and activity table, and a movie viewing area on the floor with lots of pillows!
The dessert table was so much fun to make! I was able to DIY a lot of the decorations for this party. The backdrop is a white sheet I spray painted light blue with white dots of paint to mimic the falling snow. The tablecloth is a muslin fabric sheet, I wanted it to look like snow, but be durable enough for a party with young kids. I used my Cricut to cut out the Christmas lights. I simply glued them to baker’s twine from TomKat Studios. They were perfect on Snoopy’s house and on the front of the table. Snoopy’s house was a box I grabbed from Sam’s Club. I spray painted it red and added black lines. The roof was made with poster board painted red as well. I found an image of snoopy online, and enlarged it, printed it, and traced it on to some of the left over poster board. I made two so it would be double sided, and added picks to the middle to poke into the roof. Black vinyl ears also helped secure Snoopy to the roof. In the center of the table, I added a small Charlie Brown Christmas Tree I purchased at 5 Below for just $5!
The cake display was made with an unfinished crate from Michaels, so left over dowel rods, and cardboard. I used more vinyl and my Cricut to cut out the letters. I purchased a simple chocolate cake from my local grocery store and added a Happy Meal Peanuts toy to the top. In front of the cake I added store bought Italian Pecan Cookies, they looked like giant snow balls.
I also had some amazing custom Charlie Brown Christmas Cookies from Pretty Pretty Pastries on the table. They were as delicious as they were adorable, and everyone at the party was amazed by them!
SwishPrintables designed the fabulous printables for the party. I loved the juice box wrappers, and the water bottle labels, and…Donna totally “got” my vision and made it happen beautifully! It was so nice for me not to have to worry about making the perfect printables for the party! Donna is even sharing the editable FREE invitation on her blog! (The link to purchase the rest of the printables from her etsy shop is below, and EPM readers get a special discount, use EPM2015)
GreatStitch sent me a pair of pajamas for each of the guests to wear at the party, and they wear as cute as can be! None of the kids wanted to take them off, in fact, my niece wore hers out shopping with me the next day, and my son has worn his every single night. (with washing of course) We have had a few shirts from GreatStitch.com before and love them, but I think these jammies are our favorite! I purchased a few yards of light blue fleece at JoAnn’s and cut it down to 1/2 yard sections and gave each child a Linus blanket. They were a big hit during the movie!
Oriental Trading Company has a huge selection of Peanuts and Charlie Brown Party supplies, so I was able to find favor boxes, favors, and activities for the kids from OTC! I filled large Peanuts gable boxes with finger puppets, drink containers, and even fun Peanuts cookies I found at Bass Pro Shops, of all places! I had a small table set up with activities for the kids near our Christmas Tree. I ordered a DIY snow globe kit, and a foam Charlie Brown scene set from OTC, I also added a few more finger puppets to the table. I borrowed my sister’s Charlie Brown Christmas Tree for the table. I found a few Peanuts coloring packages in the Target Dollar Spot, so I added those to the activity box as well!
Once the kids had full bellies, and were starting to wind down some, I put a few blankets on the carpet, and added a few pillows for the kids to lay down on and watch the Charlie Brown Christmas Movie. The kids were all starting to get tired, so they laid pretty quietly on the floor with their Linus blankets in their jammies watching the movie.
Styling and Photography: Everyday Party Magazine
Drink Containers, plates, snow globes, gable boxes, finger puppets, foam scene set: Oriental Trading Co.
Printables: SwishPrintables Use code EPM2015 for a discount too!
Custom Cookies: Pretty Pretty Pastries