A whimsical Winter Wonderland~Snowman Party was designed by Candace, of Lillypaul Designs.  With pops of red, blue, pink, and purple, this party shimmers with happy little handmade snowmen leading the way on the dessert table- which included dipped Oreo Snowman Pops, pink snowballs, snowball cake bites, snow covered pretzels, snowflake sugar cookies, and a homemade snowflake cake!  Wow- that ‘s a lot of SNOW!

I keep calling the snow people “snowmen”, but they are actually snowGIRLS made especially for the birthday girl!  Each held the sign telling what the desserts were~

Icy blue rock candy “glaciers” were also served~

I love the striped pattern that Candace used to tie it all together!

Hot cocoa helped the guests warm up in all of the snow!

And, guests went home with bags of Homemade “Cuddle-Up Cocoa”…with labels that said, “Thank you SNOW much for coming!” on the back.

How CUTE, Candace!  Thank you for sharing this Winter Wonderland Party full of great and easy ideas!

LillyPaul Designs is a new party company that specializes in affordable parties- be sure to see more at LillyPaul Designs!  Printables and Party Styling by LillyPaul

Party Favor Labels by Little Sprout Creations

Cookies- Walt’s Bakery

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