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Sugarplum Holiday Party



Whether you are throwing a dessert party, a children’s party, or any old type of holiday Party... sugarplums will definitely dance in your guests head when they receive this playful and delicious invitation. Check out B.Nute’s Sugarplum Holiday Party invitations on etsy for details.


Deck the house with other Sugarplum party accessories to make this a sweet and memorable holiday for all. Below are some decorating ideas for your Gingerbread Cookie party.

Holiday Theme Party Ideas  >  Sugarplum Holiday Party

1. Sugarplum Personalized Banner

... and the sugarplums danced in their heads... What little one wouldn’t love to have sugarplums dancing in their room during the holiday season? This festive banner is perfect throughout the winter, or all year long for that sweet tooth! This matching banner can be purchased on bnute.etsy.com.


The menu for A Sugarplum Dessert Party is a pretty simple... just serve lots and lots of yummy holiday desserts-- cookies, fudge, brownies, cakes, etc. Don't forget to make sure there is lots of jars full of candies too-- chocolates, gumdrops, peppermints, and ribbon candy too! For drinks, offer some hot cocoa, flavored milks (chocolate, strawberry, vanilla), and coffee. Don't forget eggnog-- this is the best (and only) time of year to indulge in this creamy drink!



Candy Garland Project

Yes, you can buy candy garland, but why not set up a table and have folks make their own... Making candy garland is simple. Buy several bags of peppermints or candies that have wrappers. Simply staple the wrappers end to end... or for a bit more festivity, tie the ends of 2 candies with ribbon.

Make it easy for your guests and have baskets filled with candies (one color per basket) as well as set out a basket of pre-cut ribbon. The ribbons should be cut to approximately 7" long.




Of course you have to had a Candyland board game set up... Why not a couple games set out.... it's great for kids, and nostalgic for folks who haven't played it in awhile!

Hansel and Gretel Hunt

Another idea... lay out a trail of candy, and at the end, have a prize. You could lay out several trails, each trail using a different candy. Depending on the kids ages, make the trails difficult by making the kids hunt for the candies along the way.


Entertainment ideas to come...


Well, this party is one big treat to begin with, so further explanation isn't necessary... but for a goodie bag, why not give each guest a small cellophane bag, and have them gather candies from your assorted jars around the house to take home.

Another idea... how about a book for each child. "Twas the Night Before Christmas" would be a perfect fit, given the Sugarplum reference in the poem!

Inspiration Board


Below are some ideas on what to give as goodie bag treats at your Sugarplum Holiday Party.


If you throw a Sugarplum Holiday Party, send us the pictures! We’d love to include them on our website to show everyone the fun that was had!

1. Sugarplum Gift or Goodie Bag Tags

Visions of sugarplums will brightly glisten with these festive holiday tags on your gifts and presents. Tags are 2 sided, one side with hand designed sugarplum collage (text reads, “while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads...”); 2nd side is either standard “To:/From:” text or personalized text of your choice. These goodie bag/gift tags can be purchased on bnute.etsy.com.

The Sugar-Plum Tree

Have you ever heard of the Sugar-Plum Tree?
'T is a marvel of great renown!
It blooms on the shore of the Lollipop sea
In the garden of Shut-Eye Town;
The fruit that it bears is so wondrously sweet
(As those who have tasted it say)
That good little children have only to eat
Of that fruit to be happy next day.


There are marshmallows, gumdrops, and peppermint canes,

With stripings of scarlet or gold,

And you carry away of the treasure that rains

As much as your apron can hold!

So come, little child, cuddle closer to me

In your dainty white nightcap and gown,

And I 'll rock you away to that Sugar-Plum Tree

In the garden of Shut-Eye Town

~Eugene Field (1850-1895)

Besides a festive personalized Sugarplum Banner, to make this party sparkle, you'll need to create a candy fairy land. Keep your main color palette simple by using lots of turquoise, reds and whites, then add accents here and there of other bright candy colors. Online many candy decorations can be found (i.e., lifesaver garland, large candies, oversized candy canes), but here are some simple directions below to making your own large lollipops like pictured above.

Large Lollipops

An old wrapping paper tube, some color poster board, a ribbon, some glitter and clear cellophane is all you need to make a sparkling oversized lollipop or two. Cut 2 circles from the colored poster board. Add glitter and decorations if desired. Tape or glue each circle to either side of the top end of the wrapping paper tube. Now wrap the lollipop with cellophane and tie with a ribbon.

More Decoration Ideas

With the extra color poster board, make large candy shapes (peppermints, gumdrops, etc.) and add lots of glitter. Then punch a hole in the top, string and hang from the ceiling. Make sure to also scatter filled candy jars throughout the house for easy access to nibbling!