Recently, as my husband was using some wool yarn to teach our daughter Parker how to knit, I was reminded of how one of the things I loved doing as a kid was making pom-poms!. What a wonderful activity for quarantine and winter hibernation – now my kids and I both love to make then together. They’re so easy to create (quite a bit easier than knitting…), and so cute and fun to play with and decorate with when they’re done! That got me thinking of how I might style a fun holiday party using wool pom-poms and other fuzzy wool decor. Talk about cozy! Read on to see how I set it all up and you can incorporate a love for yarn into your holiday decor!
Pom-Pom Party Decor
I started by hanging a multi-color pom-pom garland across the mantel. I just love the tassels hanging from each pom-pom cluster!
Then, I hung a matching pom-pom wreath right over the mantel.
On the mantel itself, I placed some holiday decor, including several fuzzy items to go with the theme – yarn trees, pom-pom topped felt Christmas trees, and flocked owl figurines.
To the side of the mantel, I set up a gift area underneath a bright hanging banner listing out Santa’s reindeer. In front of the gift area, I included a letterboard with the “Nice List” on it – luckily, my daughter Parker and all of her friends have made the list this year, so…gifts for everyone!
Hot Cocoa Station
When you think “cozy drink”, you think hot cocoa! That’s why I decided that for my cozy pom-pom party, I’d set up a fun Hot Cocoa Station. I hung two different types of colorful pom-pom garlands from the top of a wooden stand, and used vinyl letters to spell out “Hot Cocoa” from the chalkboard sign.
Then, I set out a variety of holiday mugs. A Santa’s sleigh decoration held individual serve hot cocoa packets from Moonstruck Chocolate front and center, and cute Santa and Mrs. Claus jars held two different types of marshmallows to add to the hot cocoa.
Underneath the stand, I set out a “Reindeer Treat” box of candy canes – the perfect hot cocoa stir stick.
Finally, in the back- I added a cookie jar, because what is hot cocoa without a bit of dessert to go with it?
For my table runner, I used another fun pom-pom garland. I laid it out in a loose wave across the table for a more whimsical look.
Then, in the center of the table, I placed an old fashioned red holiday truck centerpiece with a truckload of fuzzy felt friends in the back! These are Christmas tree ornaments so make for a fun take home for guests and something they can use every year.
I completed the center of the table with a laser cut tree and an additional fuzzy felt friend on each end.
My place settings included bright red chargers, cheery Christmas typography dinner plates, and cute little ornament dessert plates for the cookies. Then, I added colorful tree napkins and “Fa-la-la” dessert napkins, with turquoise plastic forks.
Last but certainly not least, each place got an adorable holiday character mug for their hot chocolate – complete with chocolate and peppermint-covered spoons for stirring and sipping.
I just love how cute and cozy this Pom-Pom Party turned out. I plan to save all of the decor to do it again next year, and by then Parker may be able to add some knitted creations to the wool decorations!
For more wool-inspired holiday party inspiration, check out my Ugly Christmas Sweater Christmas Party!
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