SWEET AS CAN BE, IS A CANDYLAND TREE
Let the Candyland board game be your inspiration for creating a Christmas birthday party tree of sweet success.
Start out by hanging strands of mini, multi-colored lights on the tree.
Create cranberry and popcorn garland by stringing popped corn and fresh cranberries on heavy thread using a heavy needle and wind it around the tree branches.
String Fruit Loop cereal and red licorice pieces onto heavy thread to create another fun Candyland garland option.
Make peppermint candy ornaments by cutting out squares of red and white striped fabric and filling the center with batting. Roll the fabric and batting into pieces of clear cellophane and tie off the sides with red and white ribbons, and they are ready to hang on your tree limbs.
Make ice cream ornaments to hang on the tree. Start by spray-painting the outside of the sugar cones to coordinate with your selected ornaments. Be sure to give them each a bit of sparkle by using a light spray of metallic paint. Glue a piece of ribbon onto the cone to create a handle to hang the ornaments. Glue the colorful round ornaments onto the sugar cones and they're ready to go.
Fill various colored pieces of colored cellophane with gum drops, tie off with colorful ribbons and tie to the branches. Remember, not too many or it will be heavy!
Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe and cut the cookies into star and tree shapes. Decorate with colorful frostings and sprinkles. Wrap in clear cellophane, tie off with a ribbon and hang them on your tree.
Make gingerbread men using your favorite recipe. While they're still warm, cut a small hole at the top so you can run a ribbon through to tie them to the tree branches. A hard plastic straw works great to cut the holes. Give your little men a face and decorate their body with some piped out frosting. Let dry before hanging.
Tie red ribbons around the center of the candy canes and hang them on the tree branches.
Top with a fun Christmas-dressed stuffed Candyland character.
Make a Candyland tree skirt using lots of colorful fabrics.
BABY'S 1ST CHRISTMAS TREE THEME
If you have a little one who will be experiencing his or her first Christmas and a single "Baby's 1st Christmas" ornament won't do, then go for the gusto and create a baby themed Christmas tree. If your child was born on or near Christmas Day, then you might want to create a Christmas birthday party celebration. Either way, you can opt to emphasis pink, blue, yellow, and white, or any combination thereof or go for the primary colors of red, blue, yellow, and green.
Start by placing strands of white lights or pastel lights on the tree. If you've chosen primary colors, then let your lights follow suit.
Your baby ornaments will consist of things like pacifiers, rattles, baby spoons, baby blocks, small baby toys.
Fill little baby mittens and booties with silk flowers, pearls, ribbons, etc. and hang off the tree limbs.
Tie bows to the tree branches. This would be a good time to use plaid-printed bows.
Create little picture ornaments using small lightweight picture frames. If you can find star and Christmas-tree shaped frames, that would be perfect. Don your frames with Mom, Dad, and lots of pictures of Baby!
Your tree topper could be a stuffed teddy bear or a large picture of your new arrival in a special frame. Just be sure it is lightweight, so not to weigh down the top of the tree.
Wrap a baby blanket around the tree trunk. Place a choo choo train around the bottom of the tree.
Now that you have a couple of examples of how to create a one-of-a-kind Christmas tree, here’s a few other options to consider for that upcoming office party, home Christmas celebration, or Christmas birthday party for a friend or loved one:
Black and White Tree
White and Gold
Nature Tree of Butterflies, Pinecones, Flowers, etc.
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