Ready, Set, Weekend with Daniella V!

Hi everyone! Daniella here. Aunt Debi is on vacation this week so I am subbing in and am pretty excited about it!

I'm part of Seri's Toronto family and I'm a big DIY-er who obviously loves to party. Ever since Little Miss Party started their party in a box concept I have been so excited to get my hands on one. When Seri told me she was sending me a Halloween


party box I couldn't wait! Except... I had to wait even longer because she said she was going to send it AFTER Halloween. Seri wanted me to revamp the materials in the Halloween box and turn them into something new and exciting. I was up for the challenge! Once the box came and I saw all of the AMAZING (and versatile) items, the wheels in my brain started turning! This is what I saw when I opened up the

Little Miss Party in a Box

for Chex...

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We're having a small holiday party in a couple of weeks so I wanted to use these items in a festive way! Our colour scheme for the party was red and metallic, but when I saw the beautiful black and white in the Halloween box I knew it would look great. These are the ideas that I came up with to reinvent some of the gorgeous party supplies for our holiday party! Let’s get crafty…

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This was a no brainer. The black witch’s cauldron was an easy spray paint job to turn it gold. First, I filled it with ice and a bottle of champagne.... And voila! No longer a spooky cauldron. We have ourselves a chic bubbly cooler! You can also line the cauldron with a festive napkin and fill it with your favorite CHEX mix (mine is the gluten free cocoa CHEX)!

Pom Pom Sticks I love gold spray paint. I did a quick spray on the tops of the sparky sticks and threw them into glasses of champagne. The pom poms were already a copper colour - great for a metallic holiday party - but a little splash of gold is always a good thing!

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Paper Cups I cut out a thin strip of red wrapping paper, hand wrote guests' names with a permanent marker and used a glue gun to secure it along the middle of the black and white striped cups. A great way to tie in a color scheme and of course, so simple and easy! Chevron Favor Bags These bags are beyond amazing. First I made a quick garland. All you have to do is trace circles onto the bag, cut them out and use a glue gun to glue the circles along a piece of string. I alternated the chevron pattern with gold circles (I used thick gold sparkly ribbon that I found at the dollar store for these). Next up... Chevron trees! Cut two triangles out of cardboard that are the same size. Cut the favor bag down the sides so that you have two pieces. Wrap the chevron pieces around the cardboard and use a glue gun to secure. Then cut a slit in the first triangle from the top tip down to the middle. Cut a slit in the second triangle from the middle of the bottom up to the middle of the tree. Slide the triangles into each other from the slits and you have a gorgeous tree that is festive and mod! I am obsessed with these chevron bags. Can you tell? I wrapped one inside of a mason jar and filled it with festive dried cranberry leaves. This would also look amazing with fresh flowers!Confetti and Napkins Did I mention I'm a teacher? As a kindergarten teacher, I can confidently tell you that almost anything can be used for a kid’s craft. I drew Christmas Tree and Menorah coloring pages (using only a permanent marker and a ruler). I gave my kiddies the confetti, cut up napkins, glue (plus CHEX to snack on) and asked them to color with those materials instead of crayons! They thought I was nuts. But the mosaic effect is gorgeous… And time consuming (bonus!). After their art dried, I cut them out and glued them onto chalkboard paper placemats that I found at Target! I love the idea of then using these placements for the kid’s table at a holiday party. I love that LMP’s Halloween party in a box was so versatile. So many of the items were easy to reuse and recycle into almost any party! And the classic Halloween items in the box (like the skull mug and the BOO serving pieces) are timeless and will definitely be used Halloween after Halloween. I can’t wait for the next party in a box to be delivered to my door stop! And next time I’m just following the blueprint. Daniella xx