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Festive Christmas Tree Cupcakes + Tips For Planning A Holiday Party

by Nellie

Tips for Planning a Holiday Party

When it comes to planning a holiday party it can be rather stressful and confusing. Thinking about hosting a holiday party sounds fun at first. It’s a blast having friends and family join together to celebrate the holidays but there are some issues that will arise causing the situation to become rather stressful.

If you’re looking to plan a holiday party, minus the stress and chaos, then you’re in luck. Today I’m featuring my top tips to help you plan and enjoy your next holiday party event + A really fun and easy recipe for Christmas Tree Cupcakes.

Determine Budget and Guests

Before you plan a holiday party it’s important to know what type of budget you’re working with. Figure out how much money you can spend on this holiday party before you send out any invitations. This will ensure you’re able to accommodate the number of guests you desire and feed everyone at the holiday party that you’re planning to host this year.

Make Easy Plan Ahead Meals

When planning the meal options for your holiday party make sure you pick impressive options that are easily made ahead of time. There are many meal plans for your holiday party that you can find online using Pinterest (here is my Christmas board for inspiration!)as a means to get inspiration for meal ideas. Being able to make some easy plan ahead meal options will help alleviate the stress of spending a day or two cooking before your holiday party.

Set The Mood

Since you want your holiday party to be fun, festive, and calm it’s important that you use both lighting and music to set the mood. Buy some lighting that helps keep the holiday party venue lit up in a subtle way all the while setting up a music playlist that features calming music during your holiday party to encourage guests to feel more relaxed and comfy throughout the entire party.

Work Some Cleaning Hacks

Get a coat rack prepared or rent one so that your guests have a space to put their coats without fear or getting wrinkled or bunched up. You should also set a warm plastic bin up in your sink or kitchen area for guests to place dirty dishes after each meal to cut down on dishwashing time after the holiday party.

Don’t forget to keep a window or two cracked to create a cross breeze to minimize any smells that come from hosting a holiday party with multiple people in the same area.

Using these tips for planning a holiday party will maximize your ability to stay stress-free while you enjoy the company of friends and family during the holiday season. There are many ways you can work to create a magical holiday party event, but my tips are a pretty solid way to ensure the guests leave with a smile on their face and full bellies.

Today I’ve got a fun Christmas Tree Cupcakes recipe for you! These are perfect for holiday bake sales, holiday parties or even for the kids to help make at home. The beautiful green color is what makes these cupcakes so fun!

These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are so fun and festive! You can use store bought or your own homemade cupcake recipe for these delicious treats! They are perfect for holiday parties, bake sales and so much more. The pretty green color makes it super attractive to anyone!
Yield: 24 cupcakes

Festive Christmas Tree Cupcakes + Tips For Planning A Holiday Party

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Additional Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 48 minutes

These festive Christmas cupcakes are so fun and perfect for any holiday occasion.

Ingredients

  • 1 box of white cake mix, any brand + boxed cake mix ingredients
  • 1 tub of white frosting, any brand (Wilton also makes a green frosting - I'll leave the Amazon link below)
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Multi-colored sprinkles
  • Small yellow stars
  • 1M Wilton piping tip
  • Cupcake liners

Instructions

These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are so fun and festive! You can use store bought or your own homemade cupcake recipe for these delicious treats! They are perfect for holiday parties, bake sales and so much more. The pretty green color makes it super attractive to anyone!

Preheat the oven according to the cake mix directions.

Combine cake mix ingredients.

Line (2) 12 count muffin tins with cupcake liners.

Fill each muffin well 1/2 way with cupcake batter.

Bake according to package directions.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

Add several drops of green food coloring to the white frosting and mix well.These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are so fun and festive! You can use store bought or your own homemade cupcake recipe for these delicious treats! They are perfect for holiday parties, bake sales and so much more. The pretty green color makes it super attractive to anyone!

Attach the 1M piping tip to the disposable piping bag and fill with green frosting.

Generously frost each cupcake in a circular motion.These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are so fun and festive! You can use store bought or your own homemade cupcake recipe for these delicious treats! They are perfect for holiday parties, bake sales and so much more. The pretty green color makes it super attractive to anyone!

Give each 'tree' a star and sprinkle with multi-colored sprinkles.These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are so fun and festive! You can use store bought or your own homemade cupcake recipe for these delicious treats! They are perfect for holiday parties, bake sales and so much more. The pretty green color makes it super attractive to anyone!

Repeat with each cupcake.These Christmas Tree Cupcakes are so fun and festive! You can use store bought or your own homemade cupcake recipe for these delicious treats! They are perfect for holiday parties, bake sales and so much more. The pretty green color makes it super attractive to anyone!

If you are looking for more fun things to bake for the holidays don’t forget to check out this Snickerdoodle Christmas Cookie Recipe!

Have you ever baked Christmas Tree Cupcakes before?

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1 comment

Janine Huldie November 5, 2019 - 8:29 am

What great holiday party tips, plus your Christmas Tree Cupcakes are absolutely perfect, too!! Have pinned to make soon for this holiday season now, as well 🙂

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