Hey everyone, it’s Jamie again with Sweet Jelly Parties. Today I’m sharing with you the fabulous traditional Re-Play line of red and green. Traditions are defiantly a huge part of the holidays and one of my family traditions every year is to sit down with the kids and write a letter to Santa. So I thought why not make this a fun experience that your kids can share with their friends. Invite some of their friends over for a play date after school and share some snacks, a sweet treat or two and than each kid gets to fill our this own letter to Santa.
I set this up in my backyard because we’re still experiencing some beautiful 75 degree weather even as the holidays approach but this could easily be set up inside next to a warm cozy fire or even in the dining room at the table. I found on Etsy under the shop name of Pininkie, a $5 complete printable set. You get the Santa letter with coordinating envelope, a blank letter from Santa if he wants to write back, the cute food labels and the Santa stop here sign. Such a good deal and something you could reuse every year if wanted. I printed out 6 of the letters in a 5×7 size and placed at each place setting along with a festive pencil and eraser. The kids also got a re-play bowl of fluffy popcorn with a few Christmas m&m’s sprinkled in and a snack cup filled with reindeer antlers. The centerpiece was a cute mailbox I found at Big Lots that had the coordinating envelops to mail your letters out in.
I set the snacks and treats out on the lemonade stand my husband built for our girls this past summer. I had him pull the yellow slats off and I painted the other side red so now I can just flip them over and use for different occasions. I set out Snacks for Santa and Reindeer Treats along with Re-play divided plates and silverware dressed up with some silver pipe cleaners. Drink cups were set up next to the chocolate milk dispenser I dressed up so that Rudolph could come to play. I was able to find the reindeer antlers and Rudolph nose that actually lights up at the dollar store. To finish it off some red velvet mini cupcakes topped with festive pom pom cupcake toppers. The Christmas colored pom poms are another find from the dollar store so I decided to make a quick and easy garland with them. I set up a tutorial to show you how easy.
Fishing line (string or a small ribbon could even be used. I like that the fishing line isn’t visible once completed, almost like the pom poms are floating on their own. A little Christmas magic for the kids.)
Thread your fishing line through the end of your needle and tie a knot a few times.
Poke the needle through the center of one of the pom poms and slide it onto the fishing line.
Repeat step two mixing random colors or making a pattern until you get the desired length you want. Make sure you make a little extra if you want to have a swag once you hang.
Cut the fishing line leaving room tie a loop onto the ends for easy hanging.
With the leftovers and to really get my dollars worth I glued some of other smaller size poms onto the end of a toothpick which gave me the cupcake toppers. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading up on one of my families holiday traditions. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas celebrating your own traditions.
Photos by Mandy Oliver Photography