Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Peppermint Party

Here are some pictures from the Christmas dessert party I had the other night. It had a peppermint color theme and was inspired by Amy Atlas' dessertscapes.

I made my usual yellow cake with cream cheese icing covered in candy. I bought the huge lollipops on either side of the cake at Target, stuck it in Styrofoam and tucked red cellophane wrap all around it so you couldn't see it through the glass.
These huge tissue fans can be found at partycheap.com
^ Party or not, every year I make homemade gingerbread with royal icing.
To rim these cups filled with eggnog, I lightly dipped the rim of the cup in light corn syrup and then dipped it in a bowl of sugar sprinkles and let dry overnight.
The chain on the table cloth is actually stapled candy canes. Click to see a larger picture.
Peppermint bark!

Overall, it was a very successful party with family and friends - I love when people linger till 1am , it means they're having a good time :)

I wish all of you a very happy Christmas, I am leaving town tomorrow to visit family but will resume blogging again on Sunday. here is my final Christmas playlist of the season:

.1. The Winter Solstice – Sufjan Stevens
2. Snow Angel – Tori Amos
3. Winter Wonderland – Kate Havnevik
4. The Blizzard of ’96 – The Walkmen
5. I Celebrate the Day – Relient K
6. The Heartache Can Wait – Brandi Carlile
7. Wish You Well – A Fine Frenzy
8. White Christmas – Bing Crosby
9. Interlude – Joshua James
10. Let It Snow – Diana Krall


jayne said...

look amazing! you throw the coolest parties ever! the eggnog rims are genius!

Thelma said...

excellent idea! I hope to do one next year now!

kelsea said...

heyyy! it's been a while since i stopped by, great to see that you are still posting :3

and gah, i love peppermint bark!! have a fab christmas

Lexie said...

you are the greatest party hostess ever! i am continually astounded by your creativity. i hope you keep your blog around for a long time because i want to refer back to your party ideas when i have little ones!

or better yet ... someone should get you a book deal!

erin meagan said...

you are fantastic! professional party planner?

Erika said...

Ohmigosh you are the party hostess from heaven!! This looks like photographs straight out of a magazine - that's how wondrous your creations are! Love it!! :)

The Liberty Belle said...

Thanks for sharing such inspiring ideas!

Cassidy said...

amy would be proud :D
it looks gorgeous !

merry christmas ! <3

la petite fashionista said...

your party looks right out of a magazine! so gorgeous from the decor down to the food :) if we lived in the same town i'd totally have you throw my 21st bday party! <3

taffy. said...

those are excellent.

Forgetmenot said...

It all looks so yummy!
I wish I could cook like that I´m just too scared to turn on the oven, never mind the stove! I just may burn the kitchen! (you can always trust my sister to cook you something)

labelllefille said...

SO creative and pretty! I love the candy cane chain, such a unique idea.

LAUREN said...

makes me so hungry! you have the sweetest ideas :)
i'm sure you've already seen this, but cake wrecks is the greatest blog ever - http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com . take a look, i thought of you when my mom introduced it to me!

Erin said...

I LOVE you blog banner. So cute! I'm also loving your party theme. i like the sugar rimmed drinks. Very cute.

You Are My Fave said...

LOVE it. Nicely done.

Becky Farley said...

I lOVE this so much!!!! You have such awesome ideas!