Welcome to the party! We have invited some of our favorite blogging friends to bring you the best holiday cocktail party ideas for Christmas and New Year’s Eve. You will see crafts, table decor, party ideas and delicious recipes – all to ensure your holiday cocktail party success! Don’t forget to visit everyone at the end of our post. You can easily click through all of the fabulous ideas. We will kick off the party with our DIY Cheese Marker Tags!
Sometimes we surprise ourselves as to where our creative inspiration comes from. The other day we were decorating the She Shed for Christmas and Jennifer held up a chalkboard deer on a stick. She lamented that she wished she had bought more than just one of them last year. We discussed what it could be used for during a cocktail party. A short time later during a separate conversation we talked about party food, cheese trays and which cheeses were our faves. And then inspiration struck…we could make the chalkboard deer on a stick into cute cheese marker tags.
We headed out to Michael’s craft store in the hopes of finding more. To our dismay, we couldn’t locate any of them in the store. But, we did find blank raw wood deer skewers. Happily we discovered that they were marked $1.00 a piece and discounted 70% off. That means each of these were only .30 cents each!
We took the easy route and painted each deer with two coats of black acrylic craft paint. After they dried completely, we cut down each skewer for varying heights. Using a chalk pen we wrote out our cheese selections.
These cute cheese marker tags were a big party hit. Guests thought they were cute and they appreciated knowing what the cheese offerings were.
We love that the deer look like they are leaping over the table
These cuties only took a couple of minutes to make – our favorite kind of craft, quick and easy!
What is your favorite type of cheese?
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XO~Vicki and Jenn
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