'Tis the season for whimsical holiday parties and charming Christmas decor! One of our favorite, and most popular themes for this time of year is anything and everything Nutcracker-inspired. There’s just something so nostalgic and magical about the classic Tchaikovsky ballet, so it makes sense that we gravitate toward it for holiday parties, or even kid’s birthday parties.
And so, without further ado, we invite you to step inside the Land of Sweets as we present our must-have Christmas party supplies and party ideas for a dreamy Nutcracker celebration. Cue the orchestra!
Let's talk about color palettes: Who said you can't add a little pink into the holiday season? We love the way pink pops against traditional Christmas colors, so we try to tie it into our holiday parties as often as we can. To curate that sweet sugar plum fairy party ambiance, decorate with shades of pastel pink, cherry red, and glistening gold. We also recommend incorporating a flocked Christmas tree with some red and white striped candy cane ribbon. If you decorate it just right, it’ll look almost good enough to eat!
Naturally, we have tons of pink decor to go around here at Bonjour Fête, so decorating for your Nutcracker Christmas party should be a breeze! Mini festive houses are a classic holiday tradition, and we adore this merry little home from Cody Foster. Place it on your mantle, table, or bar cart along with some technicolor bottle brush trees for an adorably easy Christmas party decoration.
For drinks and treats, peppermint is the way to go! Small boxed candies are perfectly on-theme for this kind of celebration, so include some on your party table, or send them home with your guests. And, if you’re throwing an adult Christmas party, trim your glasses with peppermint sprinkles, and serve lots of juicy red cocktails. The more booze the merrier, right?
Speaking of sweets, may we recommend some delicious cupcakes decorated with Nutcracker themed toppers? These cute characters would make an adorable addition to your holiday party, and they come in a kit with matching red and white striped cupcake tins! Perfect for fun Christmas baking, cupcake decorating parties, or Nutcracker birthday parties.
No Christmas party would be complete without a decked-out tree. To keep it on theme, we recommend adding a few little nutcracker decorations and ornaments. Simply nestle any these guys in with the rest of your tree decor for a timeless fairytale feel. We also love embellishing with ribbons and bows, so don’t be afraid to whimsy-it-up and wrap some around your holiday tree.
Another festive touch to add to your Nutcracker ballet party is this whimsical banner set. The classic illustrations bring a touch of nostalgia to the party scene, and it looks excellent draped above a mantle or holiday dinner table. We love that it comes in a set of two, so it makes layering and decorating any space extraordinarily easy. A host or hostesses dream!
For tableware, you can't go wrong with this holiday present plate and red cutlery! We also recommend tying in the rest of your color scheme with some gold accents and pink and red napkins.
And for extra fun for all ages, add some traditional holiday crackers. Whether you’re throwing a classy jingle ball or a laid-back ugly sweater party, these classic Christmas party favors are a must! These crackers in particular come in assorted nutcracker characters and are filled with magical holiday goodies
For an even more on-theme approach, warm up the band and try setting your party table with these adorable toy drum paper plates and matching nutcracker themed napkins and cups! Clearly, we love them for the pop o' pink, but we also love how playful and unique they are. Perfect tableware for a kids Christmas party or birthday party!
We love a good place card at any party, and these ones inspired by the classic wooden nutcracker are sure to add some festive flair to your table! Even if you aren’t going all out with this theme, they’re still excellent for any holiday dinner party. Pair them with a few other Christmas embellishments, and you’ll have yourself the merriest little table set-up!
Another one of our favorite ways to decorate for the season is with pretty pink presents! Trust us, your tree won't look complete without lots and lots of gifts underneath.
We recommend these nutcracker gift bags with red and white tissue paper, or some pink wrapping paper tied with candy cane ribbons. And we know what you're thinking, yes, it is completely acceptable to wrap empty boxes and bags for aesthetic purposes. We won't tell if you don't!
Another nutcracker party essential, and must-have Christmas decoration, is our bestselling Nutcracker theatre advent calendar. We love counting down the days until Christmas, and this stunning calendar makes it extra fun and exciting! It’s also a favorite for the little ones, so you can’t go wrong with gifting it as an early Chrismtas present!
That just about sums up our essentials for a sweet Nutcracker-themed party! With all these ideas and en pointe tips, we guarantee your party guests will be immersed into a magical sugar plum dreamland! Here’s to a sensationally sweet holiday season and a happy New Year!