Layer on Love Holiday Party Ideas

Free Printable Mittens Garland

by Alli

This shop, Layer On Love Holiday Party Ideas, was compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and The Coca-Cola Company. All opinions are mine alone. #LayerOnLove #CollectiveBias

Are you excited about the holidays? I am!

Layer on Love

It’s a wonderful time for loved ones to get together, make precious memories and uphold age-old traditions.

It’s also the season for holiday parties, non-stop Christmas music, and goodwill toward all.

Layer on Love Holiday Party

Y’all know how much I love to entertain and my Layer on Love Party wins the award for my favorite party of the season. Why? It’s not just a get-together for family and friends. It’s geared towards giving back during the holiday season.

Layer on Love Party

Coca-Cola® is working with One Warm Coat® to provide a layer of love (coats) for half a million people!

I immediately jumped on board by planning my own Layer of Love Holiday Party. I asked all of my guests to visit the One Warm Coat site.

Donating is so easy to do and it only took a minute for me to provide 25 coats for those in need!

How to Host a Layer On Love Holiday Party

First of all, you need invitations. No worries – I’ve got you covered! You can download my free invites by clicking here: layer-on-love-invites

Layer On Love Invites

Next, plan your menu and head to Walmart to stock up on party and food items. Don’t forget the Coca-Cola®!

Layer On Love Party

The Layer On Love Tablescape

A winter wonderland creates the perfect backdrop for the food table and a garland of mittens spells out the mission of the party.

Layer on Love Garland

I went ahead and made a mittens garland for you too. All you have to do is print the garland on card stock and get your significant other to cut out the mittens for you. That’s what I did. Thanks, hubby!

You can download the garland here: layer-on-love-garland

A red scarf is the perfect table runner. Layer it over a pretty tablecloth or use it alone.

Layer on Love Party

The Centerpiece

To keep the winter wonderland theme going, add a layer of faux snow (Epsom salt) to vases and create a winter scene by adding mini Christmas trees, snowmen, etc.

Epsom Salt makes the best fake snow!!

Layer on Love Party Centerpiece

The Food & Drink

Since my special guests include my daughters and my new daughter-in-law, the food and drink have to be something they all love. Man, did I deliver!

Mini Chicken and Waffles are the main attraction and a big hit at my party. Slice boneless chicken wings and top the warm and crispy waffles with the chicken. Serve with syrup.

Mini Chicken and Waffles - Layer on Love Party

Macarons are a family fave and these little bites of deliciousness earned a spot on my party table.

Macarons - Layer on Love

Cheese Tortellini with Pizza Dipping Sauce is also a party fave.

Layer on Love Party

Everyone loves a fruit and cheese tray, so it’s always on my party table.

Fruit Tray - Layer on Love Party

You’ll notice that most of the food is in mini portions, including these mini cakes.

Mini Cakes - Layer on Love Party

Our favorite Coca-Cola beverage completes the food table.

macarons - Layer on Love Party

The Fun

Every party needs an element of surprise. I supplied rhinestones and a bottle of jewelry glue to add a little glam to plain knit gloves.

Adding a little glam to knit gloves - A Layer of Love Holiday Party

The girls had a blast embellishing gloves to gift to their friends to inform them that Coca-Cola® is working with One Warm Coat® on their mission to provide anyone in need with a warm coat.

Glitz and Glam - Layer of Love

These gloves needed a little glam and my girls delivered!

Adding a bit of glam to gloves - Layer of Love

The girls are still talking about how much fun they had adding a little glitz and glam to the gloves.

Adding a little glam to the gloves - Layer on Love

The fun doesn’t stop there. I have the cutest idea to package the gloves. I packed the gloves in a cellophane bag (treat-size bags) and created toppers for the bags. You can download the free toppers by clicking here: warm-hands-topper

Here’s a sneak peek at the front of the topper.

Layer On Love Package Toppers

Helpful Hint: Print the toppers on card stock, cut them out, and fold them in the middle.

Use glue or a staple gun to attach the toppers to the cellophane bags.

Layer on Love Holiday Party

Aren’t they adorable?

Layer on Love Party

My Layer on Love Holiday Party Table even looks good in black and white.
Black and White of Layer on Love Party

By coming together and inspiring your friends to donate to One Warm Coat®, we can collectively help to put a coat on one million people in need this winter. 


Shirley Wood November 16, 2016 - 9:12 am

This is such a beautiful party in every way. I love the cause and bringing attention to it by asking guests to contribute. All of your decor is beautiful and I love the mini food items. Those macarons are calling my name!

Nancy T November 16, 2016 - 9:22 am

Your Layer on the Love party looks amazing – both for your guests (delicious food and fun activities) and for those who will benefit from the funds raised (25 coats provided through your party alone – that is impressive, and shows just how successful this campaign will be in providing for those in need).

Your glove embellishment station is such a fun idea, and further spreads the message of the Layer on the Love campaign – you’re so creative with your party planning, and incorporating the theme throughout the party.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy November 16, 2016 - 10:25 am

This is such a beautiful party! I love the way those gloves came out! They’re beautiful. And what a wonderful initiative to give back to the community!

Doria November 16, 2016 - 11:58 am

Ooooh pretty! That looks like so much fun, I’d love to throw or attend a party like that–so thoughtful. Gorgeous spread btw!

Beth | Ellie & Elizabeth November 16, 2016 - 12:22 pm

Everything looks so great! Mini chicken and waffles??? I think that would be awesome!! Loved it all.

Emma Spellman November 16, 2016 - 12:26 pm

Omg I have to make the mini chicken and waffles! They look so good and yummy! I love your center piece it looks so beautiful!

Kristen from The Road to Domestication November 16, 2016 - 12:27 pm

This is such a fantastic idea for a party, Alli! And I have to say, I LOVE that chicken and waffles idea! Totally stealing 🙂

lisa November 16, 2016 - 1:58 pm

This is an amazing party idea! I really like having people bring coats to donate. This would be a fun party to host!

Jenn November 16, 2016 - 2:08 pm

I love this so much. What a great party,and such a great cause. Your photos look beautiful.

Nicole Elliott ~ Client November 16, 2016 - 2:22 pm

What a fun party!!! My favorite thing about the holidays is mixing time together with love towards other as well. These are wonderful ideas and I love all your printables–they’re so cute!

Dee November 16, 2016 - 3:55 pm

I am a big crocheter and Knitter, so this would be a great idea to give to do, to collect knitted hats scarfs and etc. I love that it makes the collecting of items fun.

Zan November 16, 2016 - 4:44 pm

Definitely checking out the donation site. What a great way to give to those in need. I love the gloves emblishment and I can see why the girls had fun making them. You always have the best ideas and the printables look really nice, too. And yes, I think you really ‘delivered’ with this one!!!

Crystal November 16, 2016 - 5:32 pm

What a great idea!! Great idea having guests glamorize gloves!! Thanks for the great idea!!

Pam Wattenbarger November 16, 2016 - 7:13 pm

This is a great idea for a party. Not only is it fun, it lets you give back to people who are in need. What more could you ask for?

christina aliperti November 16, 2016 - 7:34 pm

I love everything about this party! Those gloves are so pretty and I love that it helps people in need.

Maureen @Scoops of Joy November 16, 2016 - 8:34 pm

So pretty and very festive! I love your center pieces and all the food looks delicious. A party for a great cause? Count me in!

Michele d November 16, 2016 - 8:43 pm

What a great idea. Love celebrate big like this during the holidays. It’s so much fun!

ricci November 17, 2016 - 12:23 am

Now this looks like a fun holiday party!! I love all of the yummy snacks and of course the Diet Coke! YUM!

Rebecca Swenor November 17, 2016 - 12:27 am

The Layer Love Holiday Party is a great idea and it is an awesome way to give back.The mini chicken waffles and the mitten garland are awesome ideas. The invite printables are great for the party too. I love that Coke is work to get coats for so many people in need. Thanks for sharing the tips and information.

Kita Bryant November 17, 2016 - 3:12 pm

I’ve never heard of this before. It’s a super cute party and idea though!

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai November 18, 2016 - 11:25 am

Great party idea! I love the glove craft, so cute and fun. What a wonderful way to layer on love over the holidays!

Life With Lorleai

Debra P November 19, 2016 - 2:41 am

I love all your beautiful decorations and delicious looking food! Also, this cause is amazing. How inspirational.


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