Winter Wonderland Party

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I generally put a lot of planning into my party posts, but this one was exceptional. I am so excited to share this party idea! Inspired by a holiday twist on my favorite childhood board game, I created a Winter Wonderland Party, complete with an ice cream cone forest, gingerbread village, and snowman family.

Winter Wonderland

Did I mention how much fun this party was to put together? I wanted it to be whimsical and playful, like a child’s winter dream on a table. I started by decorating the Christmas trees. Generally I place my tutorials toward the end of my posts, but these are so cute, I can’t help but share them toward the beginning.

Christmas Tree Snack Packs

Ingredients:

  • Super Snack Pack chocolate pudding cups
  • Ice cream cones
  • Green frosting
  • A variety of sprinkles
  • Snowman, Santa, Gingerbread Man, or other pre-made holiday character

Directions:

Begin by gathering your ingredients. These would be really fun to make with your children, but I also liked surprising them with all of these goodies when they came home from school (so I made them myself).

pudding ingredients

Fill the top of each of your pudding cups with green frosting to resemble grass covering the soil. Using a butter knife, coat your ice cream cone in green frosting and cover with sprinkles. I combined a few different types of sprinkles so that they looked like a variety of ornaments on a tree.

frosting tree

Place the tree on the Snack Pack pudding cup and add a little friend! I liked these snowmen holding mints, but you could also do little gingerbread men, Santas, or reindeers – whatever is available when you go shopping! Surround your Christmas Tree Snack Packs with white sprinkles, like these little snowflakes.

Holiday trees

Next, I made Snowman Snack Pack pudding cups, in both adult and child varieties. To make these snowmen, you will need wiggly eyes, craft foam, tacky glue, buttons, and ribbon. Decorate your vanilla Super Snack Pack pudding cups to look like adult snowmen by stacking one on top of the other (glue in between), adding eyes, a carrot nose, and buttons, and a ribbon around the center like a scarf. The children will be single decorated Snack Pack cups. For the hats, place HONEY MAID Graham Crackers on their heads, topped with two OREO cookies.

Snowman Snack Packs

Display these Snowman Snack Packs with all of your favorite snowman decorations.

Snowmen

Next up, the Gingerbread Man Snack Packs. These are super-simple to make. I bought a pack of Chocolate and Vanilla snack packs, topped each one with two gingerbread men, and added a gum drop for a little whimsy. These are displayed with a big gingerbread man cookie jar and several different types of gingerbread houses.

Gingerbread Snack Packs

Here are all three Snack Pack varieties together. Which one is your favorite?

Winter Wonderland Snack Packs

Generally I plan my parties very horizontally, with a wide spread of items. To switch things up this time, I positioned everything vertically, using boxes placed under my tablecloth to give a multi-dimensional appearance.

Winter Wonderland Party

Just in case you want to sweeten things up a little more, serve your Snack Packs with Mini OREOS and Mini Nilla Wafers. Just top your Snack Pack pudding cup with a little Reddi-Wip® Whipped Cream and crumbled cookie pieces. Delicious!

Cookies

Snack Pack Mix-ins

And since the pudding cups are self-contained, all you need are napkins and spoons (no fancy plates or bowls or forks). It makes clean up very easy, too!

lollipops

I love the contrast between the snowy white tablecloth on the table and the dark red tablecloth hung behind the table. It’s the perfect balance of color and holiday cheer!

Snack Pack set-up

Head to WALMART to purchase Snack Pack pudding cups in a variety of flavors and sizes. All of the mix-ins and toppings pictured above can be purchased there as well. Now, you can save $1.00 with Ibotta.

How do you celebrate the holidays with family and friends?

Snack Pack at Walmart

Winter Wonderland Party Ideas

About Carrie Wells, Ed.D.

Dr. Carrie Wells is a college instructor, blogger, wife, and work-at-home mother to two children, Lydia (age 7) and Bryce (age 5). Carrie earned her doctorate in Special Education in 2008. After becoming a mother in 2009, Carrie began blogging as Huppie Mama to share her passions for cooking, crafting, beautifying, and her family. In 2016, she rebranded as Our Potluck Family, and her husband Richard became a regular contributor.
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4 Responses to Winter Wonderland Party

  1. Jenna Wood says:

    I can’t get over how creative the cone tree is- that turned out great! I am also loving that overhead shot of your pudding cup- it is so inviting; I might not be able to wait for our next party to try one with some of the mix-ins. Which one was your kids’ favorite?

  2. I wish I were that creative. I really want to focus my energies on DIY/crafts/creative foods in 2016. This is awesome inspiration. Who knew you could do so many things with pudding cups!

  3. mrt210Sharon says:

    Just love your creativity. Thank you for sharing.

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