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Christmas Party on the Fly

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Red, Black, and White Christmas Party on the Fly

I was challenged by Evite® to plan a last minute Christmas party on a budget of $100.

That’s my kind of challenge so of course I said yes. :)

You can visit this page to see all of the other creative ideas as well.

We had a great time hanging out and eating yummy food.

Plus, it was a blast to take pictures and post them to our party photo feed on Evite®.

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*As you know, I am an Evite® Affiliate and Influencer.  This is an Evite® Paid Post but all of the ideas and opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting my passion.

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I chose a black, white, and red theme using berries and evergreen.  They look great, they are easily accessible, and they are very inexpensive.

A bag of cranberries costs less than $5 and you can buy left over branches from almost any Christmas tree stand for $5 as well.

I already had the snow-berries and vase but you can find branches of snow-berries on sale at almost any craft store for less that $5 a branch.  I have bought them on sale before for $2.50 each.

DIY Cranberry and Rosemary Drink Stirrers

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I was able to create some great decor items that added a lot to my table.

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Like these cranberry drink stirrers.

These look great and they are simple to make.

Here is a short video to show you how to create your own. 

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I was also able to dress up my napkins quite nicely with these
cranberry and evergreen wreaths.
Here is a video that shows how to create those.
I carried the cranberry theme to the food as well.
My menu included
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Cranberry & Brie Appetizer Bites.
Here is a video showing how easy these are to make:
They were yummy too!
You can find the downloadable recipe here.
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We also had Individual Cranberry and Cinnamon Trifles which turned out amazing!
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Here is a video showing how to put these little jems together:
You can find the downloadable recipe here.
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We also enjoyed sugared walnuts and shrimp cocktail.
You can find the sugared walnuts recipe here.
Sugar Roasted Walnuts Shrimp Cocktail
Cheese board For a Christmas Party on the Fly
One of my favorite things to include in a last minute party menu is a cheese board so of course, I had two.
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For entertainment, we played Christmas Carol Pictionary.  It was a blast and I love that it’s a new take on an old favorite tradition.
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I also downloaded some of Evite’s® adorable photo cutouts and we got a little goofy.img_2789 img_2924 img_2647 img_2729
This is what the pictures look like when they are added to a party photo album on Evite®.
What’s great is, anyone can add or download pics.  It makes things really easy.
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Evite® also included a free thank you card so I could easily thank my guests for coming.
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Christmas Carol Pictionary
If you would like to create your own berry and evergreen party or any holiday party on the fly, I have included some free printables to help.
They Include:

  • An invitation that you can use on Evite® as a create your own following the instructions here.
  • A Holiday party checklist.
  • Christmas Carol Pictionary cards.

Here are the .zip files for download

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Hopefully these ideas help you easily pull off your own Holiday parties

Parties really are so much easier to pull off with Evite®.  They offer some really great options.

Happy Holidays my friends!

Happy DIYing,

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