Snowmen and Little Girls’ Post Christmas Luncheon

There is always lots of excitement and festivities

for the little ones (and us bigger ones too), prior to and during Christmas day.

After Christmas, for them, there is a little less excitement

other than enjoying their gifts they have so happily received.

I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to have my sweetie over with a few of

her besties for a luncheon to celebrate the winter season?

Just a casual one, of great fun and giggles and treats.

You know how little girls can be!

Graylyn's Luncheon-Housepitality Designs

Because they are on winter break,

I thought it would be fun to have a winter theme.

Graylyn's Luncheon - Housepitality Designs

Since I already had these snowmen and snowflakes dishes,

what better than to have a table of adorable snowmen.

Graylyn's Luncheon - Housepitality Designs

This table could also be a table for the children for a New Year’s Eve Party.

As a child, my parents never went out on New Year’s Eve.

Rather, they had friends over with their children

and we all celebrated with great food and fun,

sparklers, a firecracker or two, and lots of pots and pans to make noise.

Those were the simple times, and the most fun and memorable.

Graylyn's Luncheon - Housepitality Designs

I carried on this tradition when my son was young.

Rather than my hubby and I attending parties on New Year’s Eve,

we invited our friends and their families to celebrate all being together

to welcome in the New Year.

Graylyn's Luncheon - Housepitality Designs

For many years, our friends and family would attend the Orange Bowl Parade

on New Year’s Eve. I miss that parade.

The Rose Bowl parade is definitely on my bucket list!

Graylyn's Luncheon - Housepitality Designs

The snowmen decor on the table recently adorned the upper porch

and now found their way to the table to join in on the fun and giggles.

Graylyn's Luncheon - Housepitality Designs

You probably have noticed little snowmen lunch boxes on the table.

I was looking for a party favor/parting gift

and found these cuties at Dollar Tree.

I placed Target Snowman gift cards in each box.

Graylyn's Luncheon - Housepitality Designs

I love doing things with my granddaughter, my sweetie, making memories.

Both my grandmothers passed away before I was born,

therefore,  I never had the chance to make memories with them,

so these times of creating memories are pretty special to me.

Graylyn's Luncheon - Housepitality Designs

My granddaughter is an only child,

so I find it important that she be surrounded by friends and family,

thus including them in activities is very important and special to her.

Graylyn's Luncheon - Housepitality Designs

The table is set and now I need to create a fun dessert.

Graylyn's luncheon - Housepitality Designs

I wanted to stay with the snowman theme and rather than a flat cookie,

I tried to come up with something more realistic.

When I saw this no-bake orange ball cookie recipe,

I knew exactly what I was going to do!

No Bake Snowman Cookie - Housepitality Designs

I needed a cookie recipe that I could form different size balls

that would pretty much stay the same size, and not change after the baking process.

The no-bake cookies were the ticket….You could also use a cake pop recipe too.

Arms are pretzel sticks and the head is an ornament from Dollar Tree.

The snowman cookies sits on top of a crystal snowflake votive candle holder.

I have another idea for the hat…in which I will share later as I want

the girls to actually make them.

No Bake Snowman Cookies - Housepitality Designs

The  table is  ready for the little ladies to come and enjoy.

No-Bake Snowmen Cookies - Housepitality Designs

I am teaming up with some of my favorite bloggers today

for a fun 5 day Blog Hop of great and fun ideas for your New Year’s Eve celebration.

The talented Jennifer, of Celebrating Everyday Life has created and coordinated

this fun and inspiring Blog Hop.

You will be so amazed and pleased with the wonderful New Year’s Celebration inspiration

that they have for you!!




Here’s the lineup for Today:


Housepitality Designs
It All Started With Paint
Town and Country Living

And if you missed Sunday and Monday’s lineup, here they are:


Cupcakes and Crinolines
Duke Manor Farm
Yesterday on Tuesday


An Extraordinary Day
Celebrate Creativity
Our Southern Home


Finding Silver Pennies

Maison Decor

Sondra Lyn at Home


Celebrating Everyday Life

Sew A Fine Seam


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  1. So so cute and the cutest favors ever. I’m going to come and pretend I’m one of Grays’s friends. I will blend right in, right?
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  2. Good morning, Shirley! This is so adorable. What a great idea. Also nice to be able to use all your snowman decorations like this again for a “second” round of holiday use.

    I think any little girl would love this and the themed gift card is a perfect final touch.

    Happy holidays.
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  3. How darling!!! I want to come too!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy New Year Shirley! xox
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  4. What a darling idea, Shirley! I should do this with my granddaughter. She’d love it! I’m a huge fan of the Rose Bowl Parade too! I used to watch it with my grandma.
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  5. Shirley, this is over the top cute! Your granddaughter will always remember this, and so will her friends. Happy New Year!
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  6. This is such a wonderful idea! Your table is perfect and the lunchboxes are adorable! What a nice surprise to have a gift card for each guest! I know this created another wonderful memory for your Sweetie! Happy New Year!
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  7. What a precious idea, Shirley! I know your sweetie will love every second… wishing you the most blessed holiday season!
    xo Heidi
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  8. Nan, Odessa, DE says

    Lovely, you are making a memory!
    Please share where you found your statue snowmen? I want some!
    Even tell me the name, maker information IF you purchase in years past.
    Help me shop for my snowmen collection!!!
    Happy New Year!

  9. What an adorable idea Shirley! I know your granddaughter and her friends were thrilled~the lunch box favor is so cute, and using those snowball cookies for individual snowmen is simply brilliant! I love all your snowmen things, and your New Year’s memories- I agree that New Year’s Eve is a time for family, we will be celebrating with our kids and grands, gathered around the TV watching Alabama play in the Cotton Bowl. Happy New Year!
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  10. What an adorable little lunch. I love the snowmen! xx

  11. Oh so cute and creative!! Your grandaughter will be so excited to see this table set just for her.
    Yes it’s important to make many memories with family and friends. Time rushes by too fast!
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  12. Amy Chalmers says

    This is simply darling and so thoughtful. It will be very memorable to your granddaughter, I can guarantee that. The snowmen were fantastic additions to the pretty table and the gift cards take it to another level extending the party that much longer!

  13. Linda miller says

    Adorable table setting, Shirley. I know Graylyn and her friends will have lots of giggles and fun, Hope to see photos of the festivities.

  14. Those are some lucky, lucky little girls! Your snowman table is absolutely adorable!!! And I’m all over that no bake recipe idea! Happy New Year, my friend! 🙂 Linda
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  15. Oh this is ADORABLE, Shirley and a day all the little girls will always remember…and you too!!! I don’t want to rush Colleen but I am looking forward to when we can make memories too. I love the little lunchboxes!!!! You must have a better Dollar Tree than us:) The cookies are genius! Everything is perfect! Love your snowmen and love that hurricane!
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  16. Oh Shirley….what a sweet idea! Your granddaughter is so lucky to have you as her Grandma! Lovely table setting….perfect for a little girl’s luncheon! 😉

  17. This is such a sweet idea Shirley and definately one I may try to do for my two granddaughter ‘s. You have thought out every detail and your table is one the girls will never forget. Happy New Year!
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  18. You make every occasion so special, Shirley. I added that Snowman Gift Card from Target to my youngest Grandson’s gift!!

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  19. Shirley, this is absolutely adorable! I used to collect snowmen and now you have me wanting to start again. Such a beautiful luncheon with so many delightful personal touches. So happy to be hopping with you. hugs, mb
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  20. Such a cute little table vignette…..the snowman theme is so adorable!!!!!
    Happy New Year!!!
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  21. That’s adorable! What a good granny you are! What was the menu? Happy 2016!

  22. How fun! They are going to love it!
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  23. How fun for your and your grand daughter, Shirley! In January’s past, I would get out my snowman pieces and have fun decorating the house and table with them. Enjoy making special memories with your sweetie.
    All the best for a blessed New Year!
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  24. Shirley, I want to be your sweetie or one of the cuties invited to your snowman luncheon. That is an adorable theme and I especially love the snowman lunch boxes that you found for favors! You are creating such wonderful memories!

  25. Aw, what a fun little party. I bet the girls will love it. I purchased the same little lunch boxes and sent cookies home with guest in them. Your table looks so festive and fun. Enjoy!
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  26. Your luncheon plans for Grayly and her friends are fantastic…this is such a wonderful idea. Love, Love, Love your fun table setting and those snowmen cookies are adorable!! You are the best Grandma, Shirley, with such great creativity!!
    Mary Alice
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  27. Shirley, you are the ultimate Fairy Grandmother. Gee Whiz, Graylyn is one lucky little darling girl. The luncheon you planned is just over the top fantastic. The stockings for the silverware, the snowmen, the adorable table settings…really magnificent. Happy New Year, Shirley. PS the Fruitcake was spectacular, like none I’ve ever had before. Just delicious. Love you.

  28. Shirley, this is such an adorable table and party for the “little ladies”! What fabulous memories your granddaughter will have! The favors were so cute ! I think us more mature ladies would love to sit down at this table! Beautifully done and you could be up for “Grandmother of the Year”!!!
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  29. Shirley, I just love your tablesetting and the idea of having a little party for your granddaughter. I, also missed out on having a grandmother around when I was young, although I had many aunts that loved me very much (I am an only child).
    I have an annual Halloween party for my 5 grandchildren each year, which includes 2 granddaughters and seeing your beautiful display I’m thinking tea party!
    You are one wonderful grandma! and I might add you don’t look old enough to be a grandma!

  30. What an adorable table. I know Graylyn just loved this with her Besties…..You are a very sweet thoughtful grandmother. Such great memories are being made for you and Graylyn and I know she appreciates everything you do.

  31. What a wonderful memory to make with your granddaughter! I’m thrilled to be touring with you this week! Happy New Year!!
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  32. How sweet, Shirley! What a wonderful idea for the girls:) I hope you & your family had a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for all you do, and may you have a blessed New Year:)
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  33. oh what I wouuldn’t do to be 10 again! love love love.
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  34. How adorable and fun!
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  35. What a delightful party for your little sweetie. I know that she loved it and I am sure her besties loved it too.
    Love the theme – I love snowmen and had a snowman tree in the den. The snowmen lunch boxes are such a great parting gift.
    Thanks so much for sharing this post with us – it’s terrific.

  36. What a sweet idea!!! Love those snowmen!!!! Happy New Year!!!
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  37. Shirley,
    This is the sweetest post ever!!!!! Oh my gosh I bet Graylyn and her friends will love this beautiful party. How cute you made everything. Love the little snowman favor boxes with the gift cards to Target. The girls I am sure loved that. The no bake snowman cookies are just too adorable. I will pin those. You are the best grandmother your little sweetie could ever have.
    Hope as we ring in the new year this evening all will be peaceful and joy filled for you and Tom. Hoping for many new and special blessings to come in the new year. Happy New Year my Friend.
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  38. So cute Shirley! I am sure Graylynn and her friends were thrilled.

    We, too, used to attend the Orange Bowl Parade every year. There were four families that did this every year. We’d go down early in the afternoon and have a picnic before the parade and walk around looking at the floats. Then, after the parade, we’d head back to one of our homes and eat a late take-put meal, usually Chinese food, before welcoming the new year. The kids often didn’t make it to midnight, but instead crashed while watching a movie on TV. Those years are some of my favorite memories. I miss it, too.

  39. Loved it all… The snowman theme was gorgeous… I’m sure she will enjoy all the wonderful memories you make… Happy 2016…
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  40. Shirley, Your table is over the top with the cuteness factor with your wonderful collection of snowmen, plates and party favors! I ADORE your lunch boxes with the snowman gift cards! And how GENIUS to build a snowman with those no-bake snowballs, why didn’t I think of that?! Thanks so much for the link back to the recipe, I know Graylyn and her friends had snow-much fun 🙂
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  41. Really like your content thanks for sharing

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