Let’s be real – this year has been a bit dark at times. So I figured, why not brighten it up with a Christmas light themed craft party?! This fun theme is so merry and bright, everyone will be in a better mood after attending. And, because it’s a craft party, kids will get their creativity on, and get to leave with a happy reminder of the fun they had. Read on to see how I set it all up!
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How to Create a Holiday Light Themed Kids Party
Christmas Light Craft Party Decor
First, I brightened up my “Merry and Bright” room by putting up some pink paper on the walls.
TIP: Hanging bulletin board paper is an easy way to really change the look of a room without paint! You can use any bright color you’d like for this. Bonus – kids can draw on the walls before you take it down!
Then, I set the scene further with tons of Christmas light-themed decor and other holiday goodies. I filled my fireplace with mylar light balloons, and hung two sets of Christmas light honeycombs from the mantle (the sets I purchased are out of stock – but here is a smaller but still cute option).
The final touch was the jumbo lights I hung on each side of the fireplace.
Merry and Bright Place Settings
Making sure bellies are full before crafting is a must! So I set my table with cute place settings for pre-crafting food and drink. I used fun holiday light paper plates, the cutest reindeer light napkins, and red plastic utensils.
But my favorite part might be the adorable reindeer cups – how cute are they with their little antlers decked out in lights?!
TIP: Put a bright rainbow candy cane on each setting – perfect for an after-dinner treat that also serves to add a little fun decor!
After dinner, it’s time for the main event – the crafting! There are tons of Christmas light-themed crafts you could do (such as tissue paper lights, goofy light craft kits, or painting wooden lights), but for ours we made Christmas light snow globe ornaments! I spread all of the materials out across the center of the table – faux snow, clear fillable light bulb ornaments, and lots of small holiday trinkets.
Spreading them out on the table this way serves a double purpose – as a pretty holiday table runner while the kids eat, and to provide easy access to the materials when craft time starts!
Lastly, I added a Santa reindeer stuffed animal in the very center of the table to oversee the crafting, and for hugs, of course.
TIP: These Christmas light headbands make great merry and bright light-up additions to the party, and can be taken home as favors at the end of the party!
Kids will have a blast at this Merry and Bright Christmas Light Party. Can you think of other light-themed crafts? I’d love to hear your ideas in the comments!
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