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Hey party peeps! The holidays are in full swing and I’m so excited to share with you my “HAPPY HOWLIDAYS” MONSTER HIGH PARTY. If you’re looking for a new twist on a Monster High party…this is it!
HOW DID SHE DO THAT?
When I sat down with sketch pad in hand to design this party, I knew that I wanted to create a winter wonderland environment for my daughter’s favorite ghoulfriends from Monster High. One of the things on the TOP of her Christmas list is the Monster High Deadluxe High School playset. Remember I styled that in my last “Ghouls Rule” party? You can see it here if you missed it. Well, that is safely tucked away until Christmas. The next thing on her list are the new Monster High Frightfully Tall dolls. They are one of this year’s hottest toys so when asked to design a holiday-themed Monster High party I decided to give Riley these dolls early and surprised her with them in this party shoot. They are amazing. They stand 17″ tall and come with their own stand. Riley can’t wait to get her hands on her favorite Frightfully Tall Ghouls—Draculaura, Clawdeen Wolf and Frankie Stein! BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN TO THE END OF THIS POST TO ENTER TO WIN SOME OF THE HOTTEST TOYS OF THE SEASON—THE MONSTER HIGH DEADLUXE HIGH SCHOOL AND ALL THREE OF THE FRIGHTFULLY TALL GHOUL DOLLS!
SET THE SCENE FOR A MONSTER HIGH “HAPPY HOWLIDAYS” WINTER WONDERLAND!
To create a winter wonderland environment, I started with a bright white petal taffeta table linen and backdrop to give the feeling of snow falling. Then I set out to find the perfect Christmas Tree as a centerpiece. I didn’t want a traditional one and it had to have some ghoul glam, of course! I totally scored when I found this White Blossom LED Tree from ShopWildThings.com. It was perfect! It had just the perfect blend of sparkle from the LED lights and ghoulish glam with the dark wire tree branches. This clawesome wreath by Fizzy Party is perfect to hang on the front door to greet your guests as they arrive.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: To make sure that my backdrop would match my table linen exactly, I just used a square size of the same linen and draped it over my backdrop stand. Be sure to secure it to the top rod of the backdrop stand with clear clips OR you can sew a top rod pocket into your linen and simply slide it on to the stand’s top rod.
LET’S GET COZY!
Setting the scene for my parties always includes the guests getting into themed costumes and accessories. Baby, it’s COLD outside so invite your guests to get cozy at your Monster High winter wonderland party by giving them furry slippers and warm knit hats to go with their Monster High outfits. These all double as take-home favors of course!
SERVE WINTER WHITE DESSERTS MIXED IN WITH MONSTER HIGH CUSTOM TREATS!
Since it is a winter wonderland theme, I opted for all white OREOS, cake pops and chocolate lollipops by my friend Sparkling Sweets Boutique, white meringue kisses by Petits Plaisirs Chocolata Treats and candy from Candy Warehouse. I also added one of my favorite new coconut flavored Jelly Belly jelly beans. For a pop of color, I added a set of custom iced cookies by Auntie Bea’s Bakery!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Be sure to put out candy scoops and tongs that are appropriately sized for the candy containers you are using. These rhinestone candy scoops and tongs by Lavish Parties & Prints by Talia were perfect and you can never go wrong with a little bling! Even ghoulfriends love some bling!
MONSTER HIGH GIFT TABLE FOR ACTIVITIES!
It is the holiday season, so what better activity than to decorate these fabulous shiny mini tinsel trees! In PINK of course! These Monster High decorations I found at Walmart so I grabbed a few to give to each guest. This is their only ornament on their own tree. The rest of the ornaments are clear plastic ornaments that each guest will decorate at the party with stickers, markers and embellishments found in that super cute Monster High art kit that rolls up like a purse. Gotta love that! Another fun activity is decorating Monster High scrapbooks. Fangtastic fun for Monster High fans!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: The scrapbook kits and the art supply rolls I found on clearance at Walmart after the back to school season. Yup..you can totally score on themed items like journals, art supplies, notebooks and more at the back-to-school clearance sales! All of which make perfect party favors or do double-duty as BOTH a party favor AND party activity!
I hope you found some ideas here for hosting your own Monster High winter wonderland themed party.
ENTER TO WIN! MONSTER HIGH “HAPPY HOWLIDAYS” GIVEAWAY!
AND…since IT IS THE SEASON OF GIVING…I’m teaming up with Mattel to give away the hottest toys of the season — The Monster High Deadluxe High School Playset AND all three of the Frightfully Tall Ghouls (Draculaura, Clawdeen Wolf and Frankie Stein).
There will be 2 winners randomly drawn. The first winner will receive the Deadluxe High School and the second winner will receive the 3 dolls. THAT’S TWO CHANCES TO WIN!
Scroll down to the end of the post to ENTER TO WIN on the Rafflecopter! Giveaway ends on Friday December 18th. Winners will be announced here on this blog post on Saturday, December 19th. U.S. entries only. Winner will be contacted via email on 12/19 and must respond within 24 hours to claim their prize. Be sure to complete all the mandatory entry requirements. If you are chosen the winner and you have not completed all the entry requirements, you will be disqualified and another winner randomly chosen. GOOD LUCK! It is important that you check your email or this blog post on Saturday so I can ship your prizes on Monday, December 21st and have you receive it hopefully before Christmas.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. MANY WILL ENTER, ONE WILL WIN. Participants may enter the giveaway between December 13, 2015 10:00 PM CST and December 19, 2015 11:59 PM CST by going online to http://soiree-eventdesign.com/blog/and completing the online entry form with name and email address. NOTE: if online entry participants are 18 years of age or less, they must provide their parent’s or legal guardian’s email address so that Soiree Event Design can send an email to the parent or legal guardian advising them of the participant’s attempt to enter the giveaway. Limit 1 full entry per email address. Giveaway is open to legal residents of the continental U.S. who are 18 years of age at time of entry. Void in Puerto Rico, U.S. territories and possessions.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS GOUL-FRIENDS!
WANT MORE MONSTER HIGH PARTY INSPIRATION?
Check out all of the Monster High parties I’ve styled by clicking on the links below: Monster High Ghouls Rule Birthday Party Monster High Boo York, Boo York Party Monster High Birthday Party Monster High Halloween Day of the Dead Skelita Calaveras Party Monster High Casta Fierce Premiere Party Monster High Freaky Fusion Party Monster High Gloom & Bloom Garden Party Monster High Freak du Chic Party
WHERE DID SHE GET THAT?
– Styling & Photography: Soiree Event Design
– Monster High Frightfully Tall Dolls: Walmart
– Monster High Deadluxe High School Playset: Walmart
– Monster High costumes: Party City
– White Flower Blossom LED Tree: ShopWildThings.com
– Iced cookies: Auntie Bea’s Bakery
– White chocolate covered OREOS, cake pops and chocolate lollipops: Sparkling Sweets Boutique
– White meringue kisses: Petits Plaisirs Chocolata Treats
– Candy: Candy Warehouse
– Bling candy scoops and cutlery: Lavish Parties & Prints by Talia
– Mini donuts: Green Mountain Mini Baked
– Jelly beans: Jelly Belly
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