"My Favorite Things Party" hosted by Ashley Meador Klaja

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The world could not handle parties planned by both the Meador Sisters and the Newman Sisters, so God split us up at a young age. Ashley Meador Klaja and Katie Meador Greenwood currently reside near San Antonio, and Lauren Newman Burge (my sister) and Whitney Newman Brubaker (me) live near Dallas. We have a long distance party/shower/wedding planning and sharing relationship. Check-out Ashley's latest  party, "My Favorite Things." It's uh-mazing! Background on this Event from Ashley: "I always look forward to throwing the "My Favorite Things" party every year. This is the first time throwing it in my new house so I was even more excited. I always like to (what I call) "Disney-fy" things when people come over, which basically means have the smells (tons of candles burning), the music ( a custom "favorite things playlist") , the sights and most importantly the tastes (all the desserts). As soon as everyone arrives we pray and then dig into all the desserts. After that we all sit down and share all of the things we brought. Everyone was asked to bring 3 of their most favorite things and at least one item to give away. As we take turns going around the room I use my best "Oprah" impression to announce the give away and winner. Then a huge applause and excitement follows. Its so much energy. So much FUN!"

Dessert Display

Crystal Dangle Cake and Cupcake Stand or here in Silver | Similar Cupcake Stand in Silver and White | Similar Mini Martini Dessert Set, another option


Our menu for the night! In addition we also had Coffee punch


Actual printed versions of the menu. I handed these out to everyone while we waited for everyone to get to the party. People always ask me questions about the desserts so I decided to answer them all with their own personal menus.


Red Velvet cupcakes (red velvet cake filled with cheesecake filling and topped with cream cheese frosting and a hand decorated white chocolate snow flake) Gingerbread cheesecake (gingerbread flavored cheesecake with a gingersnap crust topped with fresh whipped cream)


Cream Puffs Salted Caramel mocha cake bombs- Cake bombs are my signature dessert that I made up several years ago. They all have different variations of cake, mousse and chocolate but these new salted caramel mocha ones I made are prob my favorite (chocolate cake soaked in hot fudge filled with a salted caramel mousse and enrobed in chocolate and salted caramel) Mini peppermint and brownie parfaits (in the mini martini glasses)


Cream Puffs Salted Caramel Mocha Cake Bombs


Mason jar glasses with a special "my favorite things party" tag


Drink Station


Coffee punch! Love this stuff! Basically tastes like a really good milkshake


My "Brown paper packages tied up with strings" table. I hand decorated each and every box in their own unique way with gold, cream, burlap and lace ribbon


Sign I designed for the package table



"I simply remember my favorite things and then I don't feel so bad"


I hope you enjoyed her Christmas Party ideas as much as I did!

xoxo, Whitney Brubaker



  • Whitney Brubaker: June 21, 2016

    Thank you so much for following, Carole! I hope to have many more fun and entertaining posts for you :-)

  • Carole: June 21, 2016

    Fantastic! Love your blog Whitney!

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