Wanted to share a some holiday party inspiration with you today… A friend of mine came up with the fun idea of doing a “RUDOLPH & THE MISFIT TOYS” theme for her son’s first birthday party since it’s so close to Christmas. Pretty cute idea for a kids holiday party theme, right?! Here’s a peek at the inspiration board that I’ve been putting together for her, in case you want to add some playful “Misfit Toys” elements to your own holiday party one day…
I’ve gotta admit this was a kind of a tough inspiration board to put together – there are a lot of ideas in my head, but i couldn’t find many party products or past party imagery out there that were tailored to this particular theme. Also, most of the Misfit Toy items I did find were kind of pricey due to the “collectible” aspect of them, which is why I was sooo very happy to come across these adorable Rudolph/Misfit Toy character Plush Dolls AND Bobble Heads for $9-13 each! These little guys will look super cute mixed in with snowy decor & mini evergreen trees and are exactly what we needed to help to solidify the party theme.
So the MAIN ELEMENTS of the decor are shaping up to be: evergreen trees, snow (piles artificial snow, snowball garlands, etc), misfit toy characters, reindeer desserts, wooden signage, and a holiday-themed birthday hat for the birthday boy! I’m thinking either a “Santa Suit“, “Reindeer” or “Hermey the Elf” theme to the birthday hat – whichever mom prefers. I’m also loving these large character buttons as an easy way to play up the theme… either as napkin rings, favor tags, or just embellishments to the candy jars or other party decor:
The “centerpiece” of the party will be a themed dessert buffet. My plan is to create some jars of candies & desserts based on some of the key characters in the story… for example “Yukon’s Peppermint Patties” (because Yukon is an explorer looking for mines of peppermint) – or Sam’s Snowballs (snowball cookies in honor of Sam the Snowman). For DIY dessert ideas, I’m loving these Reindeer Cupcakes (pretzel antlers & tootsie roll ears!) and Reindeer Gingersnaps recipes.
For the kids favors, we’re still trying to decide on those – there are lots of available options, but these GIANT 5″ sugar cookies from Queen of Tarts are way too cute (and too perfect for the theme) for me not to at least share here:
The paper printables will be another important element to this theme and one of the easiest ways for me to tie in the “birthday” aspect too. I’m planning to do straw flags, a birthday banner, candy jar labels, etc. I’ll should have some new printable downloads available for you here after all is said and done!
Last but not least, these holiday photo booth accessories would be really cute for capturing fun memories of the party:
If you have any ideas to add that could be fun for this theme, we’d love to hear them! =)