This weekend we hosted a Winter White Party at our home. I am part of my children’s school board. The school board chair asked if we’d host this years party. It was a perfect situation for me, I just had to decorate and provide drinks. The food and the rest of the evening was planned by the board chair and principle.
I wanted the night to feel wintery but not Christmas like in anyway. Here’s what I came up with.
I lined the walk up to the house with mason jars and “snow”, instead of using the Pinterest popular epsom salts to represent snow, I used the fluffy in a bag snow and just added battery operated candles. I’ve done the epsom salt jars before and the bagged snow is so much easier to put into the jars and I thought looked just as good if not better.
I was inspired by ice candles I saw on Pinterest here, and made some of my own. It was easy and free-I love how they turned out.
Another free and easy idea were these snowflake trees. I stuck branches in pots I have by the front door and hung snowflakes and icicles from the branches. The pots already had ivy in them and I simply piled pinecones around the base of the branches. Simple, free, and impactful!
Come on in….
I used the same concept as the ice candles to create these ice buckets for the drinks. Again easy, free, and I thought beautiful.
The dessert table.
I made the white snowy trees. The were so easy to make and I love how they turned out. I made the cone shapes out of posterboard and wrapped them in 3 different fluffy yarns.
The kids and I had fun collecting pinecones in our neighborhood and then painting the tips white. I lined the mantle with them and then tucked in glass cylinders that held faux snow and a white candle. I snipped a branch off a pine tree and tucked in fresh needles.
I left up the branch hanging over the kitchen island I had up a Christmas. I hung snowflakes from it and served the food from the island.
Here are a few bowls I filled with snowballs, icicles, and pinecones.
This was definitely a fun event to decorate for!