Friday, December 12, 2008
After going to Germany last fall, I was inspired for that year's annual Christmas party theme: Christmas in the Black Forest! Snow covered red mushrooms, the dark evergreen trees, the pattern of wood, and a gingerbread house, all sprinkled with the lightest coating of glitter. I wanted to create a place that if you thought you saw a cute little gnome out of the corner of your eye, chances were you actually did.
I made a yule log (a German chocolate cake roll) that was supposed to look like an actual log of wood complete with meringue mushrooms.
I'm not gonna lie, these mushrooms were difficult to make. I stuck the stems in styrofoam and covered it with snow.
Toadstool cupcakes - recipe here!
I bought the gingerbread house already made from Target.
The drink station over the stove: I put a large poster frame over the burners to make it like another surface.
I put branches from the Christmas tree under the glass.
We served German classics: different sausages and bratwurst, cheesy spatzle, salad, etc.
I affixed faux flocked branches onto the light fixture above the food.
This wrapping paper by Martha Stewart crafts served at the table cloth and motif for the party.
Besides doing a "hot potato" gift game, I gave favors of this CD full of cool Christmas songs. I made the label using the wood pattern and put shroom polka dots all over.