There’s nothing better than spending time with family and friends during the holidays, and one of the most memorable duties of a party host or hostess is decorating for the occasion. This year, the fancy decor doesn’t have to be reserved for adults only. Your youngest guests can enjoy the special decorations and treats at the kids’ holiday table, too. And, they can be inclusive of all guests’ dietary restrictions, especially if they’ll be left on the table for little hands to grab.
Here are five ways to make the kids’ holiday table just as festive — and fun — as any other part of your party planning this season.
Candy Cane Leads the Way
Help your young guests find their seat and feel extra special with place card holders that are also a yummy treat! Write or print your guests’ names on cards, using TruJoy Organic Candy Canes as stands. To create the stands, tie the three candy canes together with a festive ribbon of your choice. Not only are the candy canes a yummy treat, but they are also nut-free, organic and colored with natural fruit juice, so they’re safe for almost anyone that comes through your doors.
Gingerbread Brings the House Down
For table decor that’s good enough to eat, gingerbread is just the treat. You can even invite guests to help, using Sensitive Sweets Gingerbread House Kit, which is vegan and is free of gluten, dairy, eggs, soy peanuts, tree nuts, sesame. It’s made with no preservatives, artificial colors, or flavoring, so it’s a safe bet. Decorate with Surf Sweets Jelly Beans, TruJoy Organic Candy Canes, and Surf Sweets Peach Rings.
Surprise! You’ve Got Gifts
Who doesn’t want a special surprise gift? Your guests will be excited when they reach the kids’ holiday table and find special present that’s just for them. Fill boxes with a treat, like TruJoy Peppermint Choco Chews, and tie them up with a decorative ribbon. Place the boxes at your little guests’ placemat and add candy canes for an extra touch.
Rudolph, the Red-nosed Treat Holder
You can also decorate the kids’ holiday table with something that is not only a gift that guests can enjoy but that can also be reused for upcoming holidays. Use small terracotta planters to create this Randolph planter that can be used for kids’ next craft project. Use pipe cleaners for the antlers, Googly eyes or white & black paper for the eyes, and a red pompom for the nose. Then, fill with your favorite Surf Sweets treats.
Hot Cocoa and Peppermint Fixes
Chocolate and peppermint go together during the holidays like Santa and his reindeer. Add a TruJoy Candy Cane to mugs for warm hot cocoa. To add to the choco-peppermint yumminess, melt TruJoy Starlight Mints into candy bowls that are original and unique gifts to take home, like Jennifer Fishkind of Princess Pinky Girl. These mints are an organic version of the holiday favorite and are also gluten-free, vegan, and kosher. Fill the candy bowls with more mints and TruJoy Organic Peppermint Chews.