24 Dec

A Festive Berries & Branches Holiday Theme

Berries and Branches Holiday Party Theme

I can’t believe it’s already Christmas Eve! Here’s a fabulous Berries and Branches holiday party from Rene of Rene Takes the Cake to help us continue with the holiday cheer… and who wouldn’t be cheered up after a big glass of this gorgeous-looking Cranberry Sangria, right?! =)

More fun details from this party include beautiful party printables by Love the Day, contemporary table runners & candle holders Rene found that fit the theme perfectly, and an assortment of decadent treats like Brie En Croute and homemade peppermint bark!

Berries and Branches Holiday Party Theme

With it’s pretty red/aqua/chocolate color palette, this theme is always great for winter bridal showers too (you can tie in a “love birds” element!). Read on for lots more inspiring images and all the festive details, as told by Rene

Berries and Branches Holiday Party Theme


This was a Wine and Cheese Holiday Party I held in my home on December 4th and the overall theme was Berries and Branches.  All of the food and drinks were either based on a berry, wine, and/or cheese.  The colors were mainly berry red with some blue and brown mixed in for contrast.

Berries and Branches Holiday Party Theme

Berries and Branches Holiday Party Theme

The menu consisted of the following:

– Assorted Wine
– Cranberry Sangria (I used this sangria recipe but substituted Trader Joe’s Cranberry Hibiscus juice for the pomegranate juice and used fresh cranberries – Sooo good!)

– Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
– Cranberry Coconut Macaroons
– Goat Cheese Truffles
– Peppermint and Cream Cheese Cake Pops
– Candy: Strawberry Zaza Chews, Gummy Raspberries, Filled Red Raspberries, and Blue Raspberry Rock Candy. Homemade Peppermint Bark was given as a take home favor.

Berries and Branches Holiday Party Theme

Berries and Branches Holiday Party Theme

Berries and Branches Holiday Party Theme

– Assorted Cheeses and Crackers
– Brushetta with Pears, Goat Cheese and Honey
– Brie en Croute
– Three Cheese Artichoke Dip

Berries and Branches Holiday Party Theme

Berries and Branches Holiday Party Theme

Berries and Branches Holiday Party Theme


Vendor Credits:
Styling & Design – Rene Takes the Cake
Custom Printables – Love the Day
Photography – Liz Hough Photograghy
Table Runners, Cranberry Garland, Berries & Serveware – HomeGoods
Assorted Candle Holders – Crate and Barrel
Small branches and white rock-shaped vases – Save-on-Crafts
Shapes on my mirrors – created with a Silhouette SD


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YUM!!! Looks fantastic! And I am SOOO trying the cranberry sangria! Merry Christmas!hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

December 24, 2010 at 12:14 pm

Lisa SAYS:

What a beautiful Christmas Party. I love the cranberries, branches and classy printable. Great Job!

December 24, 2010 at 1:40 pm

Carli SAYS:

Wow such cute tags! Love the colors!

December 24, 2010 at 1:43 pm

ecig SAYS:

I have been reading your blog for a while now and it’s one of my favorites.
Thank You and Merry Christmas to you.

December 24, 2010 at 8:32 pm


I just love the look of this party! Might have to copy this for a bridal shower I’m throwing in February – I love the idea of tying in the “love birds” element and think this theme would be great near Valentine’s Day too!

December 25, 2010 at 9:44 am

Yum Yum Tables SAYS:

Mmmm, a cupcake tower. Such a crowd pleaser!

December 27, 2010 at 5:35 am

rene SAYS:

Thank you so much for the post and such nice comments! I’ve been inspired by so much from your site for so many years! It’s an honor!

December 27, 2010 at 6:06 am

jenn s. SAYS:

So happy to feature you, Rene! You really did such a wonderful job with this party – we love it! :)

December 27, 2010 at 11:25 am

Liz Hough SAYS:

Thanks for posting! What a great party! If you ever need photographs of anything, I’d love to help!

January 4, 2011 at 7:12 am

susan SAYS:

where did you get the great cake stand from?

November 20, 2011 at 7:43 am
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