Share Holiday Joy with a Coca-Cola Winter Party

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Today I’m sharing two of my favorite things, entertaining friends and Coca-Cola, with a festive Share Holiday Joy with a Coca-Cola Winter Party. While this time of the year can be incredibly busy it’s also the perfect time of year to spread a little joy and take a break from all the hustle and bustle. Since the weather here is still quite lovely I decided to pack up my lemonade stand and head to my favorite park for a sweet celebration with friends.

Share Holiday Joy Coca-Cola Winter Party_Giggles Galore

I could drink Coca-Cola from anything, but for our party I thought it would be way more fun to serve it in the old fashioned glass bottles.  I stocked up on the 24-pack of Coke de Mexico Coca-Cola glass bottles available at Sam’s Club.  I used them for every detail of the party from start to finish.  I had fun using the bottles and bottle caps to create simple decorations for our winter party, from the smaller details like the Coca-Cola bottle tops on the banner to hand painted decorative Coke Bottle Santa (which we also gave out to friends to take home.)

Coca-Cola Joy Banner

Coke Bottle Santa

Sams Club Coke

I made invitations with a cute stamp set I have had forever and attached them to Coca-Cola bottles and delivered them to our friends.  I’ve always been a big fan of personalized and creative invitations, I believe it sets the tone for the party and let’s guest anticipate just how much fun is to come!

Coca-Cola Party Invitation

Because this is a busy time of year and I don’t need to add any more stress to my life I really tried to keep this party simple.  I wanted it to be an opportunity to really kick back and unwind with our friends while enjoying the season so I kept the decorations simple and used things I already had.  I took one of my plaid blanket scarves and used it as a table runner on my lemonade stand, I thought it matched perfectly with my vintage Coca-Cola crates.

Rustic Winter Coca-Cola Party

Deer Tumbler for Coca-Cola

Christmas Party Appetizers

I always have lots of pretty paper straws on hand so I pulled a punch of red, gray and black polka-dot straws and put them in a shiny gold Mason jar.  I added a Coca-Cola bottle top for a little pop of color and to keep with our Coca-Cola theme.  I had a pile of gold polka-dot tags for people to write their name on and help them keep track of their drinks while mingling.

Coca-Cola Polka Dot Straws

Share a Coke

Wood platters were filled with bite size party appetizers that guest could grab and munch on while sipping their Coca-Cola. To keep things easy I purchased pre-made appetizers at my Sam’s Club, they have the best party appetizers that look like you put a lot of effort into making them.

Coca-Cola Party Appetizers

Winter Coca-Cola Party

I had seen a recipe online for Coca-Cola Fudge and because I love all things Coca-Cola I decided to give it a try.  I tweaked the original recipe a bit and used the Coke De Mexico Coca-Cola, which is made with real sugar and no high fructose corn syrup, to the recipe.  It was the perfect sweet treat for our winter party.  Get the printable version of the Coca-Cola recipe below.

Coca-Cola Fudge Ingredients

Coca-Cola Fudge

If you’ve been following my blog recently you’ve probably noticed I am obsessed with deer this holiday season.  I’ve added them to just about everything from my hot coca mugs to my distressed wooden chalkboard and now I can add them to my holiday entertaining.  I am completely smitten with this antler bottle opener!

Open Bottle of Joy_Coca-Cola

Deer Antler Bottle Opener

This season our family is focusing on bringing joy to others so hosting a party with our friends and creating some extraordinary memories is always fun, but one of the surprising parts of this winter celebration was the attention we drew at the park and the opportunity we had to share joy and a bottle of Coca-Cola with complete strangers.  We handed out ice cold bottles of Coca-Cola to people out walking at the park, and everyone loved it.  Sharing with others is always a great way to bring a smile to others and this simple gesture was a hear-warming way to share a little holiday joy!

Coca-Cola Bottles in Coca-Cola Crate

Whether you decided to host your own Coca-Cola winter party or you’re just planning dinner for family during the holidays make sure you visit Sam’s Club where you’ll find great deals on 4-pack, 2-liter Coca-Cola and Diet Coca-Cola for only $3.98. Yep, it’s that easy to share a little holiday joy with the special people in your life.

Share the Joy Coca-Cola Party

I want our friends to remember the joy and magic of the holiday season so we sent them home with a little bit of extra love in the form of mistletoe.  I wrapped a few branches of mistletoe together, tied it with ribbon and added a Coca-Cola bottle top.

Mistletoe Party Favor

How do you bring the magic of the holidays to life for the special people in your life?  Share your favorite traditions with us and be sure to check out all the ways you can share joy with Coca-Cola!

For other winter themed party ideas make sure you check out some of our other holiday favorites!

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Coca-Cola Fudge
 
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Cuisine: Dessert
Ingredients
  • ½ Stick Butter
  • ¾ cup sweeten condensed milk
  • 7 oz jar Marshmallow Fluff
  • 12 oz white chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons of Coke de Mexico Coca-Cola
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • Brown Food Coloring (optional)
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x8 glass dish with aluminum foil, spray generously with non-stick spray. Set aside
  2. Melt the butter and sweeten condensed milk in a microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Add the Marshmallow Fluff and heat until smooth.
  4. Add the chocolate and heat for 2-3 minute, or until the white chocolate chips are almost completely melted. NOTE: Heat the chocolate in 30 second increments and stir, DO NOT OVERHEAT! Stir until completely blended and smooth, this will take some muscle but make sure it is smooth.
  5. Add the Coca-Cola and Vanilla and stir to incorporate.
  6. Add brown food coloring if desired to give it that redish brown color resembling Coca-Cola.
  7. Pour into your 8x8 baking dish and let it set at room temperature for 4-6 hours or place in the refrigerator for at least an hour.
  8. Slice into squares and serve. Store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.

Mariah
Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She loves cooking, reading, crafting, hosting parties and most of all spending time giggling with her family.
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Comments

  1. What a lovely Coca-Cola party! All of the little details are just so festive. I like how you’ve used the bottle tops and bottles in so many creative ways. #client

  2. Katherine S says:

    This is just gorgeous! I seriously want to have a Coke and some dessert with you…Merry Christmas!

  3. EEEKKK I am swooning! Simply love this and everything about it. Coca-Cola Fudge Say WHAT?!?!?! I have to try! Oh and I am in love with the rustic wood stand. Simply adorable! Great job!!

    • Thank you Kara, the stand it probably one of my favorite things. We use it ALL the time for parties, lemonade stand and hot cocoa stands. So glad I asked my neighbors for the fence boards they were tearing down so I could make it. 🙂

  4. LOVE the combo of chalkboard, gold and plaid! So fun and so winter!

  5. LOVE this Mariah! Those Santa Coke bottles are super cute and everything looks amazing!

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