Grinch Viewing Party
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Grinch Viewing Party. Each holiday season I let my elementary school boys invite friends over for to watch a fun holiday movie and just be silly together. This year I only have one son left in elementary school, so I let him invite a few more friends over than I normally would. He asked if we could watch the Grinch movies, being the serious Grinch lover that I am, I happily agreed!
My friends at Tervis sent me a Grinch Tervis and lid for each guest to use at the party and take home after the party. (There were some jealous parents at pick up time) I used those as the party favors, and let the kids take some candy home as well. It was by far the easiest party favor I have ever done, and I will certainly do it again.
While the kids were in school, I set up for the Grinch Viewing Party. I found a mesh/fabric roll with tiny falling snowflakes on it that I knew would be perfect for the backdrop. But I wanted more than just that, so I used a TV box and painted an arch similar to the Welcome to Whoville arch in the cartoon movie. I primed it with primer spray paint, then a coat of flat white paint. Once that was dry, I sketched out the arch, and painted it with DecoArt paint. Once it was completely dry, I used my PenBlade to cut around the arch, leaving a portion of the box in tact to keep it free standing. I filled in the bottom of the box with pillow form fluff to mimic snow and hide the inside of the box. Small rustic trees from Consumer Crafts were placed on either side of the arch, and bent and decorated to look like Whoville trees.
I dressed the table with a simple white table cloth, and a gorgeous green pom pom garland from Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams. I added a strand of vintage style paper ornaments under the pom poms for a pop of color and Whovian whimsy.
The snacks were simple, though, I really wanted to serve Roast Beast…my son literally rolled his eyes at me when I asked. I served popcorn, mini green and white cupcakes, a full size cake decorated with tiny bottle brush trees and a Grinch action figure, some Caramel Creams and candy canes, green Grinch punch, tiny heart read hot candies, and the.most.amazing Grinch cookies from Creating Awesomenessity. Everything was pre-made and easy!
I wrapped empty boxes in striped wrapping paper, and placed an awesome red Christmas tree shelf I borrowed on on a stool behind them. The shelf was the perfect place for the Grinch Tervis cups and bowls of candies. I placed a copy of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas on the boxes. We read it together before we watched the movies.
My good friend from Pineapple Paper Co. helped me by making the most perfect printables for me to use. (Due to copyright issues, I cannot share them.) I loved them so much! The sign post was my favorite.
Our party was so much fun, I am kind of sad to think we only have one more year of this tradition left!
Styling and photography: Everyday Party Magazine
Grinch Cups: Tervis
Green Pom Garland: Cupcake Wishes and Birthday Dreams
Grinch Cookies: Creating Awesomenessity
Printables: Pineapple Paper Co. (Will not be available for sale, but she does offer custom creations)
DecoArt Paint: DecoArt
Trees: Consumer Crafts