Monday, December 15, 2014

Elf Party 2014


We had our fourth Elf Party at our house on Sunday night, Dec. 7th.  This almost-annual tradition (we have skipped some years) is a great chance for a holiday get-together amongst friends.  We celebrate with food, and of course we watch the movie “Elf” together.  It’s also a chance for me to craft up some party favors.  You can see our previous Elf Parties here (2010), here (2011), and here (2012). 

I sent out our invitations weeks ago.  In case you missed it, the details and a free printable download are here in this post

Our guests arrived around 6pm for a sit-down dinner.


Instead of place cards for the seating arrangements, I made Elf treat boxes with each person’s name on it.  That way they can take their boxes home as part of their party favor.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to make the Elf treat boxes, using this shape in the Silhouette store.  I personalized each box with Basic Grey alphabet stickers, and filled each box with Hershey’s kisses and Reese’s mini cups. 

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Everyone enjoyed dinner and catching up.  Todd made Seoulful Chicken with Minted Cucumbers, and Sweet & Sour Chicken with Pineapple noodles.



There was two desserts.  We had cinnamon sugar churro waffles topped with homemade whipped cream and nutella.


We also had homemade double chocolate ice cream, but I forgot to take a photo of it.

I also made some cute globes as party favors.  I created the globes using the Papertrey Ink Tinsel & Tags kit, and the Tinsel & Tags Trimmings kit.  I made the tiny houses from cardstock, dies, and stamps from the kit. 


I stamped some trees and diecut them and glued them onto my base.  Everything was handmade.  I put the dome globe on last and glued it to my paper base.  I used glue dots to attach the globes to the tops of wide mouth mason jars.  Then I tied red & white bakers twine around the jar lid.


Then I put them carefully into these cute Christmas felt buckets from Target.

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I also gave each couple a handmade shaker card.


One of the guests even said, “Hey, the house in the card matches the house in the globe!”  It’s true!


We took a few group photos before settling in to watch “Elf”.



When Shannon got home, she posted this photo on Instagram.  I loved seeing everything Elf Party together!


Yay for another successful Elf Party!  We had a lot of fun! 


  1. How CUTE and FUN!!! Makes me want to have an ELF party now!

  2. Wow, wow, wow, verrrry creative.

  3. Wow! Every detail is so perfect. Your party looked like so much fun, and you got great photos! I think your friends are very lucky to have someone go to so much effort to put together a great time! I can't even decide which handmade detail is my favorite-- they are all so fantastic :)

  4. This was a party to remember. Super fun!

  5. Thanks for having us! Everything you made was amazing! I haven't tried making hot chocolate yet but we've eaten all of the reeses and kisses. :)

  6. Dang girl - that is ELABORATE!!! The party gifts are very cool and I'm sure dinner was delicious as always. Merry Christmas!!!!!

  7. wow! i wanna be ur friend!!!!!

  8. What a fun party! I love your favours and the little gift bags. So creative!


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