Christmas is magical. The sights and sounds help to make the season yes, but it wouldn't be the same without the smells--a fresh cut pine wreath, a steaming pumpkin pie straight from the oven, or the aroma of cookies waiting to cool so they can be frosted. What makes a kiddo happier than a lovely cookie freshly baked?
From the very beginning of our life together, my husband and I have always made goodie bags or treat boxes for our friends and family. We start our Christmas Traditions right after Thanksgiving by making sugar cookies. Then everyone picks their favorite treat. We love pralines, gingerbread cookies dipped in white chocolate, chocolate covered oreos and much much more! With all this yummy stuff around we have to give some of it away! My parents actually started that tradition in our family way back in the 70's. I love baking and so it was great fun to pick that tradition up in our own lives. My kids always loved it too. There is something about baking that makes everyone feel loved!
So this year for our Christmas party we wanted to include our very special baker friend from All Things Cake. She has the most adorable kids and they are so sweet too...precious kiddos to work with! Janette has done some really lovely things in our parties this year and we could not be happier to feature her again in this Patisserie Noel where we had her make some of her best goodies. The best thing?? Her MASTERPIECE! A cake pop tree! I have not seen one of these before and I thought it was SO clever! I loved the take off and she said it took a LOT of cake pops! I about dropped over when I saw it. I thought it was so very beautiful! Hope you do too! She can make one for you too if you ask her nice!!
Also on board for this party was our dear friends at Anders Ruff. They have a Sweet Shoppe line of printables that she turned into our Patisserie Noel for us. We were so thrilled with how they turned out. They do such an awesome job with their work I am always so excited to see what they do next!
The awesome bags we put cookies in were from Celebration Lane.
Painting Paris Pink had the most adorable pop sticks that we used on our Christmas apples. They are pearly and fun....I love how they stand out and make the apples look so pretty! They would work for marshmallows and cake pops...all kinds of ideas swirling about those!!
Mallory Hall Photography and Gypsy Canon teamed up to take some amazing pictures of our packing party. We have such great resources in our camera department here at GreatStitch. We are so happy to have these lovely ladies on our team!
Gypsy Cannon also does the lovely painting on all of our pieces. You can find her things at Papa's Barn. This lovely desk had a shelf added to the bottom. What a lovely addition to a little girl's room this would make!
This is one of our new designs this year at GreatStitch. We love the updated Christmas Tree...modern lines but yet with classic polka dots.
The fun round and square boxes we used came from Nashville Wraps.
Packing cookies is hard work!!
The Good Stuff:
Photography: Mallory Hall
Photography: Gypsy Canon
Cake pop tree, cookies, and other amazing yummies: All Things Cake
Party Printables: Anders Ruff
Envelopes: Party Prepaganda
Wooden Letters: Sweetly Chic Events
Cookie Bags: Celebration Lane
Cake Pop Sticks: Painting Paris Pink
Boxes: Nashville Wraps
Lamplight: Kate Aspen