Rudolph the PINK-Nosed Reindeer, had a very shiny nose!  Kate Petronis, of And Everything Sweet, makes everything shine in this adorable party for her daughters and their friends!

Kate had a shirt (made by her mother) for each child to wear- each initial made to look like Rudolph and each with a different personality!

Pink shiny noses, pink bows, and antlers were all part of the party!

Kate is a fabulous baker and always makes the cutest treats for parties.  But, before the sweets, Kate served Rudolph sandwiches for lunch.  I bet the girls all knew that they were in for something yummy and ate every bite of their lunches!

I love how simple these sandwiches are to make- use a heart-shaped cookie cutter and decorate with pretzels and candy…you could also use raisins for the eyes!

And, after lunch…who could resist these little guys (or gals!)?

Kate used chocolate covered Oreos and dressed them up with pretzel antlers, a candy nose, and fondant eyes…

Add a lollipop stick and a ribbon, and there you go!

Another thing that I love about Kate’s parties is that she always has the cutest activities for the girls.  Kate had gingerbread house decorating, ornament making, and game playing- all adorably executed!

Kate made all of the gingerbread houses herself- and notice all of the marshmallow “snow” that is falling!

The girls also made ornaments of Baby Jesus in the manger…

And, the girls played “Jack Frost is Not Lost”…a FREE download here via How Does She.

Of course, Kate had cute little snowman containers that she recycled from almond cans- these were used to hold the game candy.

I always love sharing Kate’s creativity and great ideas for making every celebration even better!  Thanks for sharing, Kate!

Vendor Credits~

Kate Petronis- And Everything Sweet

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