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By Twinkle Twinkle Little Party
What could be sweeter than a holiday party inspired by the sugar plum fairy, made famous by the story of The Nutcracker? With purple swirl meringue kisses to share with friends and instructions for making your very own lollipop ornaments out of upcycled egg cartons, this party is like holiday spirit all wrapped up in a shiny bow!
Whether your kids are familiar with the story of the Nutcracker or just love anything ballet themed, this themed party will feel like pure magic and whimsy to them. The best part? This is one of those themes that you can take some creative liberties with. Personally, I like to imagine the sugar plum fairy's world as one filled with candy, color, and pops of glitter and iridescence—and my daughter agrees! Using décor, party treats, and crafts, you can turn your kids' fantasy into reality and recreate your very own sugar plum fairy themed party during the holidays.
To bring the sugar plum fairy theme to life, I recommend starting with some festive décor. I created a party scene by using a colorful fringe backdrop, a matching balloon garland, and peppermint swirl and candy cane balloons in pastel colors. Let's not forget the tinsel! I went with silver, but you can choose any color you like. Adding a Christmas tree to your party set up is a plus! I decorated a faux white one with candy ornaments to match the theme.
For a whimsical tablescape, I recommend incorporating nutcrackers, bottle brush trees, Christmas bulbs, tall candles, and a holiday garland into your design. When shopping or raiding your craft closet, look for items that will add texture to your table. Pastel plates and partyware with silver accents will make everything sparkle!
The world of the sugar plum fairy is filled with candy and sweet treats, so I made sure to reflect that in my party spread. In addition to homemade swirled meringue kisses, I served cupcakes with Nutracker themed cake toppers. They add instant fun! Look closely and you'll see all the characters represented: Clara, the mouse king, the sugar plum fairy, and even the nutcracker himself. Last but not least, it's not a holiday party without a warm cup of hot cocoa. Jazz it up with mini white and pink peppermint marshmallows to stay on theme!
Meringues make the perfect sugar plum fairy themed party treat. They're dainty and delicious, and I love that you can tint the swirls any color to match your party décor. Ready to make your own?
My daughter absolutely loved creating her own DIY lollipop ornament out of an upcycled Nellie's Free Range Egg carton. It turned out so pretty that she could barely wait to hang it on our Christmas tree!
To make your own egg carton lollipop ornaments, you'll start with empty egg cartons. Have you ever noticed that when you sit one on top of the other, the little egg cups that cradle each egg make a shape that looks just like a lollipop? With a touch of glue, glitter, and some holiday magic, you can turn your empty egg carton into lollipop ornaments in every color! Here's how:
Voila! An adorable Christmas ornament that you'll cherish for years. Hang it on your tree, on a wreath, or make a whole batch of lollipop ornaments and string them together for an eye-catching garland.
I hope you have the chance to recreate these sugar plum fairy themed party ideas and enjoy this magical season with your children! Happy holidays, friends!
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