Happy December! I just love this of year…and so does my son. The weather in LA is finally starting to cool down and that means we get to end our nights with a nice cup of Hot Chocolate!
With the start of the Holiday Season, I invited a few of Caiden’s friends over for a kid-friendly night of craft making and hot chocolate! The kids had a great time, they especially loved the little hot chocolate bar.
The party was around these adorable Santa Claus cups from Oriental Trading Company. First of all, who wouldn’t think these cups were cute. It has Santa’s face on it and cup handles that were perfect for little hands! I even made DIY Reindeer Drink Stirrers.
I’ll share that post later!
The homemade hot chocolate was kept warm in a crock-pot and I used this easy recipe, here. Toppings included whip cream, mini marshmallows, semi-sweet chocolate chips, candy cane and M&Ms. My best friend, Taryn of Petite & Sweet Treats made Hot Chocolate cupcakes, one with marshmallow frosting and the other with candy cane frosting. So Good!
The Craft table was perfectly set and ready for them-once they exerted all their energy (it was an all boys’ party). I kept it simple with 2 types of crafts for them to make. They decorated plastic ornaments and made a foam frame. I used Snowman plates as a painting plate for the plastic ornaments-to minimize the mess. The kids enjoyed painting as well as filling them up with candy! The foam frame sets were individually wrapped in plastic and I simply took them out and put them in chevron craft bags and sealed with decorative tape. The kids eagerly unwrapped them to see what was inside…they probably thought it was a present. Both crafts were a big hit! For links to these fun products I used, scroll down.
Party Items from Oriental Trading Company, simply click!
Santa Claus Cups
Snowman Dessert Plates
Red Snowflake Backdrop
Candy Cane Picks
Plastic Ornament Crafts
Photo Frame Magnet Craft
Disclaimer: This review is based strictly on my opinion. Others may have a different opinion or experience with the products listed above. I was provided free product from Oriental Trading Company for review and provided my honest opinion. No other type of compensation was received for this review.