Fun and Easy Red Buffalo Plaid Party Ideas
The theme for this year’s Sue’s Holiday Workshop was “Mad for Plaid”.
To add to the fun of the event, I created a Red Buffalo Plaid Hot Chocolate Bar.
The Hot Chocolate Bar was simple to put together and was a big hit.
The most important part of the Hot Chocolate bar is the Hot Chocolate.
I went back and forth trying to decide on how I wanted to present the Hot Chocolate.
There are so many recipes online for delicious hot chocolate.
Because this was a “creative event”, I went with a little more creative approach. (and simple)
For my Hot Chocolate Jars…
I found little tiny mason jars at Michaels Craft Store. I created labels for the jars using a
Silhouette Cameo Electronic Die Cutting Machine* and Red Glossy Craft Vinyl from
StyleTechCraft. I applied my labels onto the jars using Vinyl Transfer Tape* .
I tied a small plaid chipboard house made from Eileen Hull’s House Ornament Die*
with twine around the neck of the jar.
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The jars were filled with enough Hot Chocolate mix for one individual serving.
They make a great party favor, and the guest gets to take home a cute little jar.
I put all the jars on the bottom of a plain black two-tiered metal stand.
I applied Red Buffalo Plaid Washi Tape* around the rim.
This little detail helped make it stand out and added to the theme.
On the top of the metal stand I added spoons, mini chocolate chips, candy canes.
I also left a place for a can of whipped cream (not yet added to this picture).
For the Table…
I used a black tablecloth for the base of my table and cut a red buffalo plaid runner from
plaid flannel. (Sew Simple…I didn’t even sew the edges.)
It’s a really quick and inexpensive way to create the look
Air Pots filled with Hot Water made making the Hot Chocolate easy and mess-free.
For a vintage feel, I used large mason jars filled with extra hot chocolate mix,
extra marshmallows, and caramels.
I picked up the Buffalo Plaid Insulated Coffee Cups* and Red Buffalo Plaid Party Supplies* online.
A Hot Chocolate Bar would not be complete without frosted sugar cookies.
My sweet daughter in law baked these sugar cookies from my favorite sugar cookie recipe.
You can see the sugar cookie recipe here.
(The little red bird was made using an Easter Chick cookie cutter.)
I made the Holiday Hot Chocolate Sign by painting a wood bracket sign with black chalkboard
paint. I used a Silhouette Cut SVG file from the Silhouette Store and my Silhouette Cameo
Electronic Die Cutting Machine* and resized the image to fit my sign.
I used red and white glossy craft vinyl from StyleTechCraft.
To complete the fun, I had fun Red Buffalo Plaid Themed Photo Props*.
I used Red and Black Buffalo Plaid wrapping paper on the background wall.
A fun way to break the ice and get the party started.