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Classic Holiday Party (48 photos)


Classic Holiday Party Collection
by Anders Ruff

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    okay someone better have a tutorial on how to make this wreath.

    • June 29, 2011 at 8:09AM
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    Yes i would love to know how to make this wreath

    • October 22, 2011 at 12:30AM
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We love holidays and so we got a jump start on designing our CLASSIC HOLIDAY Printable Design Collection.  We are sending these fresh professional photographs in hopes that you will consider featuring it on your blog.  You were such an inspiration to our event styling, so we hope you like it!

About The Shoot/Party Details
We designed a dessert table for the classic hostess to replicate at their own holiday party.  This is designed to be fun, festive and perfect for children or adults.  Here are the key elements:

- One of the main accessories were the peppermint topiary trees.  This is a great DIY project - We just purchased floral Styrofoam cones and used hot glue guns to adorn the cone with unwrapped peppermints.
- We glued old fashioned peppermint sticks around a low ball glass as a display at the top center of the dessert table, and adorned it with a coordinating logo from the printable collection.
- Several of the shots show 3 bright colored felt wreaths (3) on the backdrop for a brighter color scheme. (by thechicadeeshop on etsy)  Other shots show a classic wreath with berries.
- Simple red wrapped boxes add height to the table for desserts near the back of the table.
- Everyday white serving platters for dessert displays (Food labels in the DIY package used to designate each food item)
- We lined the serving platters with red hots to add interest and contrast
- We purchased outdoor fabric with this holiday red/white holly berry pattern to add a bold statement to the dessert table backdrop.
- We hung the printed garland logos from our collection from the front of the table using simple matching grosgrain ribbon.
- We showed unique packaging methods for candies and cookies, and personalized them with printed favor tags, hangtags and party logos.
- We displayed unique ways to wrap and label gifts as well as personalizing wine bottles.

Food & Desserts (We had several contributors from etsy):
We used printable food labels from our design collection to customize each item served
- Homemade double chocolate dipped oreos with red chocolate drizzle
- Chocolate covered pretzel sticks
- Red and White chocolate drizzled marshmallow skewers (to resemble candy canes) on top of chocolate mousse served in mini martini glasses. (labeled hot chocolate with printables from our DIY collection)
- Red and Green chocolate truffles (with red velvet cake filling)
- Vanilla peppermint Cupcakes (Printed cupcake toppers included in the DIY collection)
- Vanilla cupcakes with beautiful fondant cupcake topper
- Square decorated sugar cookies were served on paper lined trays
- Hershey chocolate bars (mini and full size) with personalized wraps (included in the collection)
- Water bottle wraps used to decorate water bottles. (Included in the DIY collection)
- Eggnog served in martini glasses with red sugar rim and red/white paper straws
- Peppermint marshmallow pops
- Chocolate drizzled jumbo marshmallow pops with a candy cane stick.

About The Graphic Design Collection
This is a printable design collection that will offer any host or baker the ability to personalize lots of items used and presented during the Holiday Season.  We wanted a classic but chic design collection - something that has a lot of versatility.

Whether you are simply wrapping up gifts, packing up cookies for friends, neighbors and teachers or hosting a spectacular and festive holiday party, this printable collection has designs that will help orchestrate a special and personalized touch. The possibilities are endless.

Patterns throughout the collection include ditzy dots/polka dots, candy cane stripes, modern dots, and chevron.  Colors focus on the classic red, green and white with a modern accent of lime and darker red.  

The printable graphic design package includes:
The printable package includes over $275 retail of graphic designs:
- 2" Graphic Square or Circle Party Logos
(16 different designs) - for cupcake toppers, stickers, envelope seals, food sticks and more!
- 2" Greetings Square or Circle Party Logos (16 different designs with "Merry Christmas", "Happy Holidays", "Seasons Greetings", "Peace Love and Joy", "Noel")
- 10 Hang Tag Designs - for gift bags, cookie exchange packages, wrapped gifts
- 20 Gift Tag Designs - for wrapped presents, cards, gift bags
- Circle Garland Designs - for creating banners, door signs, mirror and window decorations
- 8 Rectangular Display Cards (tent style) - for folding food tents, gift cards, buffet labels, dessert tables, cookie trays, enclosure cards
- 2 Wine Bottle Wraps
- 6 Mini candy Bar Wrapper Designs
- 16 Square personalized display cards (tent style) - 2 patterns - personalized with the labels - christmas cookies, egg nog, cupcakes, hot cocoa, bon bons, candy canes, holiday treats and holiday spirits.
- 4 Versions of Square Display Cards (tent style) - Folding tents for food displays, cookie trays, dessert tables, gift cards.
- 10 Water / Drink bottle wraps - perfect for personalizing water bottles, soda bottles or glasses.

The printable collection is straightforward enough for the average hostess but offers a lot of flexibility for the advanced crafter.

Credits and Sources
- Table Styling and Printable Graphic Design Package by Anders Ruff Custom Designs  ( or
- Photography by Becca Bond Photography (
- Custom felt wreaths by thechicadeeshop (
- Chocolate covered pretzel sticks by Pretzelspleaze (
- Red and Green chocolate truffles by deathbycupcake (
- Fondant cupcake and cookie toppers by Twosugarbabies (
- Decorated sugar cookies by Batches (
- Red and white paper straws from Bake It Pretty (
- Cupcake Liners from The Cupcake Social (
- Peppermint marshmallow pops by lollipopssugarshoppe (


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