We'd usually be spending this time of year busy with holiday parties and fun winter events! With all of those dreams gone out the window, we've been thinking how we can make our at home Christmas celebrations just as special as the ones we'd normally be taking part in.
Let us take you through four mini celebrations inspired by a winter together at home! If you're looking to put a twist on old traditions, create new ones, or just want to really go for it this season, we hope these get you into the Christmas Spirit!
Make sure to take a look at all of the local businesses mentioned in the beginning of each shoot! If you're looking for some sweet Christmas goodies from us this season, you can click HERE to check out our selection!
Traditional with a Twist: Writing Letters to Santa and Sipping on Cotton Candy Hot Chocolates
Candy: Sugar Cube YYC
Clothing: Honey Dew Shop
Party Supplies: A Little Confetti Shop
Cookies: Black Dog Bakery
Jewelry: Rosie Joan Jewelry
Clothing: North Star Jerseys
A full afternoon of winter activities lay ahead for Brittany Kolba and her family! Letters to Santa need to be sent to the post office by December 10th to get to the North Pole in time. It's also a great opportunity to have little ones write letters to Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and other friends and family who you'd normally be spending the holidays with.
The family is decorating cookies from Black Dog Bakery and having some extra fun hot chocolates with sprinkles, Candy Canes, and Gingerbread Cotton Candy! Once this ends, she can kick the kids outside to drop their letters in the postbox and burn off their sugar rush.
This fun party supplies from A Little Confetti Shop ties the whole thing together! How often can you coordinate your cookies with your plates?!
How would your child put a tub of our special Holiday Cotton Candy to use? Let us know in the comments! Here's our top three guesses!
- Create a stylish hairstyle for their gingerbread people
- Let it melt into their Hot Chocolates and stir with a Candy Cane
- Shove a fistful into their mouth
Merry and Bright: An Afternoon Spent Building Gingerbread Houses
Photos & Venue: @dunfordgirls
Styling & Balloons: @littlechicparties
Paper items (Activity placemats, Santa Letters, Invite) & Treat boxes: @hollylovespaper
Florals & Wreath Placeholders: @catherinalovespetals
Table & Chairs: @mypartygenie
Sugar cookies: @sugarbakerscookieco
Gingerbread houses, Cakesicles & Hot Cocoa Bombs: @8cakesyyc
Gingerbread houses & Candy: @sugarcubeyyc
Wrapping paper & Gift Tags: @elisemareefehr
Paper Partywares & Gold Fringe: @alittleconfettishop
The little ones are gathered all around the table building our Gingerbread House Kits, made in collaboration with 8CakesYYC. Little Chic Parties made the space pop with a bright balloon tree and Catherina Loves Petals added some lovely floral accents. Can you spot the Joyful Santa Boots in the photo above?
Grownups are there to lend a hand in assembly and in case anyone needed more treats to adorn their house with, we had a Candy Platter standing by with lots more sweets!
Baby, It's Cold Outside: A Sweet Winter Picnic
Planning & Styling: Simply T Events - @simplytevents
Photography: Mackenzie Kelly Photography - @mackenziekellyphotography
Custom Furniture & Rentals: Primrose Lifestyle - @primrose_lifestyle
Venue: Primrose Lifestyle - @primrose_lifestyle
Florist: Chic Botanicals and Events - @chicbotanicalsandevents
Table Rentals & Decor: Simply T Events - @simplytevents
Cake and Treats: Ginger & Spice Cakery - @gingerandspicecakery
Calligraphy & Crafts: Bonafide by Jess - @bonafidebyjess
Candy: The Sugar Cube - @sugarcubeyyc
Goodie Bags: Bonafide by Jess - @bonafidebyjess, The Sugar Cube - @sugarcubeyyc, Potter & Grace - @potterandgraceco, The Baesic Stitch - @thebaesicstitch
The weather in December might get a little frightful so we decided to bring a bit of warmth indoors. With tons of florals from Chic Botanicals and Events, candles, and lots of soft pink and white decor, Simply T Events fooled us into thinking we're in a summer paradise instead of mere feet away from the chilly winter!
The girls are enjoying some fluffy Strawberry Cotton Candy Puffs. We sell our Cotton Candy Mini Bags in batches of 20 and up but you can grab some Cotton Candy Tubs to really please those in your home with a real sweet tooth!
The Land of Sweets: A Journey into The Nutcracker!
Photos and Styling: Emelbe Design
Decorations: A Little Confetti Shop
Baked Goods: Blue Eyed Baker
Sweets: The Sugar Cube
One of your Christmas traditions may have been to go see The Nutcracker Ballet. While we can't watch it in person this year, there's lots of options for you to stream it from your living room! Why not make it feel more like a night out than a family movie night with a Nutcracker inspired dinner?
Caitie from Blue Eyed Baker made some delicious treats for the table and we made the table even sweeter with some Baby CandyGrams and Hammonds Candy Canes. Who needs popcorn when you have these goodies?!
To really make us feel like we're in the Land of the Sugar Plum Fairy, A Little Confetti Shop set the scene with golds, whites and pinks to make us feel like we're in a little wonderland! We love how this turned out and we hope this could inspire a mini "night out" to the theatre for you and your family!