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Hey party peeps! Today’s post is dedicated to my sister, Kelly and her favorite thing— Coca-Cola! She won’t drink any other soda and I make sure to have plenty on hand whenever she comes over for family dinners. The hot new trend in party planning right now are Favorite Things Parties and I have yet to host one! Well, when given the chance to work with Coke, I knew right away I would Celebrate the Holidays with my sister and host a Favorite Things Party + Coca-Cola. One of my favorite holiday memories is watching the Coca-Cola commercials with the polar bears. You guys know the ones, right? Oh my goodness, they are the cutest and really capture the joy and wonder of the holiday season. As a mom, the ones featuring the mama polar bear and her cub always were especially meaningful to me. So when coming up with the party design, I decided to mix both my sister’s favorite thing—Coke and my favorite holiday memory—Coke polar bear commercials to create a Coca-Cola Winter Wonderland dinner party.
HOW DID SHE DO THAT?
When designing a Winter Wonderland theme, the obvious color to use is white. To add a pop of color I decided to use red to compliment the colors of Coke. The rest was easy, pull lots of white glittery ornaments, red flower trees, polar bear toys and red and white paper party supplies.
SERVE YOUR FAVORITE DINNER AT A WINTER WONDERLAND DINING TABLE!
How fabulous is this dining table with a white and red color palette. Creating this table for your party is simple. Start by covering the table with a plush white blanket. This gives the table the look of soft snow. For the placesettings, top metallic silver chargers with a bold red and white swirly striped paper plates. Create an amazing wow factor for the centerpiece by repurposing a cupcake stand into a snowball holder by placing white glittered ornaments on the stand instead of cupcakes. Then I placed the entire stand in the middle of a white glittery wreath that I laid flat on the table and topped with a few white, red and silver metallic pinecone ornaments. The look is AMAZING! I also placed these red flower trees on the table for a sophisticated look.
MAKE YOUR OWN COCA-COLA TABLE DECOR!
I created 2 smaller centerpieces featuring the retro Coke de Mexico glass bottle.
Here’s how to do it:
– Pour out the Coke from the bottle.
– While the inside of the bottle is still wet, pour sugar into the bottle.
– Cover the opening of the bottle with your palm and shake the bottle to spread the sugar to cover the entire inside of the bottle.
– Continue to pour more sugar into the bottle until half full
– Place a fondant snowflake lollipop into the bottle (you can use any snowflake decoration for this part. These fondant ones I used you can get from Edible Details…see vendor credits below)
– Sit the finished bottle in the middle of a round clear dish and place white sparkly styrofoam balls around it
That’s it! Super easy and looks great! Just a small touch of Coca-Cola decor to the table makes a powerful design statement.
CHERRY COCA-COLA FLOATS DRINK STATION!
I love ice cream floats and it’s the perfect way to feature my sister’s favorite drink. Serving ice cream floats is also the perfect drink to serve at a Winter Wonderland themed party, right? For a holiday twist, add cherry to the floats to create Cherry Coke Floats.
Here’s How To Make Them:
– Pour some cherry syrup into a tall glass
– Add two scoops of vanilla ice cream
– Slowly pour Coca-Cola into the glass to fill
– Top with a marachino cherry
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Be sure to pickup the 4 pack of 2-liter Coca-Cola so you’ll have plenty on hand for your Coca-Cola Float Drink Station! They are on sale during the holiday season for $3.98 at Sam’s Club.
SEND YOUR GUESTS HOME WITH YOUR FAVORITE THING—COCA-COLA!
The 24-pack of Coke de Mexico Coca-Cola glass bottles available at Sam’s Club is perfect for creating Coke party favors! There’s enough in a 24-pack to create lots of party favors like I did here. You can place 2 bottles in a tall wine bag or create single bottle favors by placing one bottle inside a holiday drawstring bag or place several bottles inside a gift box. Be sure to dress up the bottles with a holiday charm like I did here with the glittery snowflake. It adds a festive charm to your holiday party favor.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: The Coke de Mexico bottles require a bottle opener to open, so as an added touch, place a bottle opener inside monogrammed mini stockings for each guest to take home with their Coke favors.
What gift ideas do you have to give Coca-Cola as a gift this holiday season?
Be sure to stop by Sam’s Club this holiday season for lots of holiday gift giving ideas including the Coke products seen in this post.
WANT MORE HOLIDAY INSPIRATION?
CLICK HERE to check out my Christmas Pinterest board for LOTS of Christmas and Holiday inspiration and ideas.
Follow Soiree Event Design’s board Christmas Inspiration on Pinterest.
– Styling & Photography: Soiree Event Design
– 24 pack of Coke de Mexico Coca-Cola glass bottles & 4 pack of 2 liter Coca-Cola: Sam’s Club
– Fondant snowflakes on sticks: Edible Details
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Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
You always give me such great inspiration! My last couple of parties have been much better thanks to you and your set ups.
Great ideas. Thanks for sharing!
Cristi Comes says
What a lovely party! so much inspiration to create a Coca-Cola winter wonderland. #client
I have a friend that loves everything Coke this would be the PERFECT party for her. I am going to have to show her this post.
Your photos are amazing. That looks like one fun party!
Up Run for Life says
This is a beautiful setup. I want a coke float now that I saw those coke bottles. I’m not a huge fan of coke unless it’s in a float.
My hubby is a coke float fanatic and he would love this. Thanks for the idea!
I absolutely love this! The Coca Cola bears and the decorations are fabulous and so much fun!
I love how the Coke centerpiece turned out. Actually, I just love how everything turned out!
Drink stations are always nice because that way everyone gets their ratios exactly how they want ’em. This one turned out great!
I love it, of course!
Liz Mays says
Aww, I love this theme! I’d definitely be happy with a float station like that. Those decorations are so pretty!
Helene Cohen Bludman says
Your decorations are second to none. Always so pretty and creative.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I love Coca Cola polar bear! It’s a great theme for a party!
Mama to 5 BLessings says
My favorite drink in the world! I so need to try making a float with it – yum!
What a fun party concept. I love the old glass bottles. 🙂
We are obsessed with Glass Bottle Cokes during the holidays. Drinking coke from the bottle makes it even more special.
Liz Mays says
For some reason Cocacola classic always reminds me of the holidays! It totally fits for a holiday party!
I admire your creativity and imaginative thinking. Your holiday seasons would surely be a bliss. Thanks for sharing.
Rebecca Bryant says
I adore the coca cola polar bear. This party looks amazing and I am so ready to come hang out.
Dawn Nieves says
What a fabulous party!! Love all the red and white and a Cherry Coke float station?! I love it all!
Your winter wonderland table looks spectacular!!! I love Coke and love everything about this post!!!
Great set up!! I love those Coca Cola bears!! I would love this party!
Alanna B says
What a beautiful set up, and great hosting tips. I couldn’t have thought of half of this on my own.
Rebecca Swenor says
These are amazing holiday party ideas with the Coca Cola theme. The Coca Cola polar bear was always my favorite Character when I was younger. I love the Winter Wonderland table center pieces.
Coke really does seem festive. Maybe it’s the Polar Bear. 🙂
Tiffany Cruz says
I have the best memories from when I was little having Coke floats with my mom and brother.
I love everything about this. Coca Cola is one of the things I CANNOT live without. All of this is just lovely, what a beautiful set up!
Maggie Branch says
I love favorite things parties. They are so fun! Your decor here is awesome!
wheelchair mommy says
I love those candy cane plates!! what a beautiful table. The plates perfectly fit the coca-cola theme!!
Ann Bacciaglia says
Your decor looks amazing. I love the red and white. I like to make a snack gift basket for the kids. I always add chips, chocolate and Coca-cola.
Chubskulit Rose says
Very festive! I have one of those coca cola polar bear, so pretty.
A party is not a party for us without Coca Cola. I love how you set up the table.
Kara Woolery says
AWWW I Love!!! The Polar Bears make me so insanely happy!!! Coca-Cola and their iconic Polar Bears are a great Christmas Memory for me!!!
Autumn @ Mamachallenge says
My family loves the Coca-Cola bears! That looks like a great party!
Lisa Jacqueline Lewis says
I could see teens having a fun holiday Cola party! Such a lovely display! The red and white colors are so pretty!
Lisa Nolan says
Who knew there were so many ideas for a Cola holiday party! You did a great job! I love the Polar Bears!
Omg, this is beautiful! Love those peppermint plates!
Amanda || Growing Up Madison says
My MIL cannot live without Coca-Cola. She has to have it ALL THE TIME! I’m not a fan of soda so usually stay way but I’m loving your winter theme.
A cherry coke float sounds like the perfect holiday drink to me!
SHELLEY R ZUREK says
We were just in Vegas and went to Bellagio. There was a really wonderful Coke exhibit of the polar bears done in flowers. SO pretty.
OMG I can’t get over this adorable party idea. I love love the Coke bears. So cute!
Annemarie LeBlanc says
That was one awesome dinner table arrangement. It looks so festive with all the red and white color motif. My family loves Coke and we always have it during holidays and get togethers.
This is such a beautiful set up. I love Coke my family and I have been drinking it for years. Diet Coke is my fav!
Janeane Davis says
It is cute the way you were able to re-purpose the soda bottles as centerpiece items.
Shanéy Maharaj says
That setup is AMAZING! I never thought about having soda floats at a get together. Think I’m doing that this time! Thanks for the inspiration. Love everything.
Shannon Gurnee says
I love all the holiday decorations you used! I love the Coca Cola bottles! They are so classic!!
Mariah Leeson (@Giggles_Galore) says
Love the Coke float idea at the Favorite Things party! We are having our annual Favorite Things party tomorrow night and this would be fun to include!
Notorious Spinks says
This is a cute and adorable set up for Christmas. I will have to try and set something like this up for next year. Thanks for the inspiration.
Camesha | Mama Motivator says
This came together beautifully! I love the stations and the decor. My favorite has to be the red trees. So pretty. I’m seriously thinking of throwing a party now…
Jennifer Pilgrim says
This Coke party makes me so happy. What a fantastic idea. I will be sharing!
What a fantastic set up! Those cherry cola floats look divine. Feel free to invite me to your parties!
Annette Yedlin says
Oh my this is amazing! What a cool idea. I will definitely be trying some of these tips! Love CocaCola and those personalized straws!!
Wow it’s gorgeous! I am also a Coke fiend and love Coke floats. I’m going to try this next time we host something.
Mihaela Echols says
These decorations are so unique and pretty! I’m pinning this.
Erlene Amat says
You have some of the best party ideas. I love the gf tip to send bottle openers home in little stockings.
Aish Das-Padaihari says
Amazing shots. You took them?
Wow these really are amazing decor! The polar bears are so cute!
Mary Barham says
Love a good party!!! Plus coke is my fav….. I may have to do this for my husband haha he is obsessed with coke! Love the setup!
All that red and white! All that color coordination down to the red Coke bottles. I love it. I love the table with the peppermint plates. All I have are plain white boring ones now I want new ones.
Grant Leishman says
The photos and the ideas are fantastic and inspirational. Hard to get too excited about a product that pumps so much sugar into our systems, but like all things, moderation is the key and hey! Christmas only comes but once a year, right?
Jane Porterfield says
Red and white are favorites of mine too! And a great idea for your “favorite things”. Love the polar bears and the plush table cloth as snow. It makes such a nice backdrop for the place settings. Well done.
This is so cute! I love the table decor 🙂
Drink coca-cola with your family,friends because it’s more fun and happiness you feel! This is great photos i love coca-cola thanks for sharing this!
I love these ideas! Plus I always get really excited for xmas when I see coca cola adverts. They are so festive!
Cynthia Williamston says
The entire set up is so much fun. I love those plates that look like large peppermints. You taken a theme at made it so sophisticated and fun at the same time.
Bill S says
I love the polar bears from Coca Cola, what a great float station. This would be perfect for a Christmas get together!
christina aliperti says
Wow, you did an amazing job! It looks a professionally done party.
jill conyers says
The winter wonderland table is beautiful! I love the spiral thingie and the peppermint plates are wonderful.
Ana De- Jesus says
I love how all the decorations are centered around coca cola. I am especially loving the polar bears and the coke centrepiece.
Amber Myers says
Oh fun, what an amazing party. I love Coke so much.
I love the holiday festive look. I more of a dr pepper fan myself.
Woow I love this! My best friend can’t go through the day without coca cola too.
Elizabeth O. says
That’s awesome! Coca-Cola has been around for a long time! It’s perfect for the holidays, I love the theme!
Nice theme and design elements. The pictures look great. Happy holidays.
Enricoh Alfonzo says
hahah I love that this is coca cola themed!!! it’s so festive and awesome. the polar bear additions are adorable
This is so lovely. Some great tips for a Christmas family get together
Carol Cassara says
Red and white is the perfect theme for Christmas! And when you mix that with a classic favorite, like coke, it would be a hit! I love these ideas!
Wonderful post, great ideas
Markell Corpus says
This is so cute! It made me really excited for Christmas!
Your winter wonderland table is beautiful! I love how you incorporated the coke bottles, great idea!
Omg what a fabulous party setup!!! I love everything about it!
I’m always fascinated by the decorations you come up with for the holidays. They look Pinterest worthy 🙂 And your tip to stock up on on the four-pack is genius! You never want to have less… always more Coke!
Sarah-Louise Bailey says
Coca Cola especially on Xmas always have something special for the consumers and of course for the kids. They never run out of ideas that we will surely enjoy.
Colette S says
You are very good at this. I haven’t even begun anything as yet. I feel no motivation.
This is beautiful.
Collectively Bee says
I love the idea of a favorite things party. The decorations look great!
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Everything looks so beautiful! What a great idea!
Hahah! This is awesome! Now don’t get me wrong, but when did Cola become the drink of the holidays?
Misty Dawn Nelson says
Wow, I really love the set up and I love the combination of white and red
Amy Jones says
This is completely beautiful! I adore the colors and they way these decorations are made. I’d love to go to a party like this!
Leigh Anne Miller Borders says
I love your creations! This Coca Cola one is too cute! I love how clean it looks:)
Dana Vento says
Coca-cola is so good while you eating with your family. We tried this a lot of year we really enjoy this and like it!
katrina gehman says
can you come and decorate my house? yours looks amazing.