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Countdown to Christmas in style this year with a fun holiday crafting party, Christmas cocktail recipes, and Hallmark Channel Christmas movies, of course! 

This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market. All ideas and opinions are my own.
hallmark holiday movie party snack tableThe Countdown to Christmas is almost here, and The Hallmark Channel is kicking things off this weekend by airing holiday movies 24/7 starting on October 26th! YAY!!! This year, there are 22 all-new original holiday movies premiering every Saturday and Sunday night at 8 PM/7 C, so to celebrate the kick-off of the holiday movie season, I invited some of my girlfriends over for a night of Hallmark Channel movies, cocktails, and Christmas crafting (you can never start too early!).

There are SO many great Hallmark Channel Christmas movies that I love – Crown for Christmas, The Christmas Card, Most Wonderful Time of the Year – and I can’t wait to watch all of the new movies that premiere this year!

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World Market is super excited to have partnered with the Hallmark Channel this holiday season and is looking forward to  having their customers shop the store for their favorite holiday items, including unique ornaments, imported traditional holiday food and beverages, and more. Shop the lookbook here! If you love Hallmark Channel holiday movies as much as we do, you won’t want to miss this! Visit to enter the Cost Plus World Market’s Hallmark Channel Movie Sweepstakes for your chance to win a walk-on role in a Hallmark Channel movie along with a $2,000 World Market gift card! (Sweepstakes ends November 16, 2018)

Be sure to tune in to the Hallmark Channel beginning Saturday, October 26th for non-stop holiday movies and NEW releases every Saturday and Sunday at 8 pm/7c! You might even spot some of your favorite World Market products and holiday decor in the new Hallmark Channel original movie Mingle All the Way! 

hallmark movie invitation If you want to host your own Hallmark Channel Countdown to Christmas party, you can download a copy of the party invitation here! Simply use your favorite photo editing tool to add your location text.

holiday party foods from cost plus world marketFor party goods, the first place that I always head is my local Cost Plus World Market in Roseville (you can find your local store here) because the staff is always super helpful, and World Market always has the very best Christmas Party Foods! Plus, Cost Plus World Market and Hallmark Channel have teamed up this holiday season for an exciting sweepstakes where YOU can win a walk-on role in a Hallmark Channel Movie, so it was kind of a no-brainer decision! I grabbed a bunch of yummy ready-to-eat goodies that aren’t just your standard fare. I love that World Market has such a great selection of unique and international foods to wow my guests!

I also picked up some Retro Christmas Decorations for my party table (I love, love, LOVE vintage-style Christmas decorations!) along with some Essential Barware that I’ve had my eye on for a while.

gold decanter and bubble glass champagne flutesI’ve had these Gold-Rimmed Bubble Glass Champagne Flutes and Gold Faceted Decanter on my wishlist for a while now, so I knew that my cocktail party was the perfect excuse to pick them up! Aren’t they pretty?

pomegranate nectar and apple juiceI thought that an apple and pomegranate champagne cocktail would be perfect for the holidays in those new bubble glasses, so I grabbed some yummy Pomegranate Nectar and Apple Juice from World Market as well.

champagne cocktail toppers in boxFor those who don’t like pomegranate-apple flavor, I also picked up this fun set of Champagne Toppers to make other flavors of mimosas and bellinis. YUM!

hallmark party table with snacks and drinksIn no time at all, I had my party table prepped and ready for guests! I am head over heels for those awesome Gold Scalloped Paper Snowflake Lanterns! I chose to keep mine unlit, but they’re designed so that you can add a hanging light kit if you wish. SO pretty!

gold paper star lanterns

seasons greetings embroidered tea towelsThis adorable Embroidered Holiday Wreath Towel reminds me of one that my grandma always used to put out for the holidays when I was a kid, which makes it totally perfect for a vintage Christmas party!

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cute santa decoration from world market on tableOf course, you can’t countdown to Christmas without an appearance from Santa, and this Retro Paper Santa is the cutest!

delicious musica cookies on platter

star mince pies and other various snacks I set out all of the very best movie snacks to eat while we watched Hallmark Christmas movies – Moose Munch, European Cookies, Star Mince Pies, and my favorite, Santa-shaped Biscoff Cookies.

santa biscoff cookies in dish

moose munch popcorn in dish

panettone in serving dish This Orange and Cranberry Panettone was also a big hit with the party guests!

mince pies with star toppers

cocktails on party tableI filled the gold decanter with champagne and set up a DIY cocktail mixing station with the pomegranate and apple juices as well as the flavored champagne toppers.

champagne and cocktails on party table

pomegranate apple mimosa in glassTo make the Pomegranate Apple Champagne Cocktail, start by adding 2 oz of pomegranate nectar to the bottom of the champagne flute.

apple mimosa being made in glassAdd 2 ounces of apple juice.

pomegranate apple mimosa garnished Top the glass off with champagne, and garnish with apple slices and a sprig of fresh rosemary.

apple pomegranate cocktails in tall glassesThis cocktail is festive, bright, and incredibly refreshing! YUM!

the best mimosas garnished with an apple slice

easy to make mimosas for christmas or holiday partiesThese drinks and snacks were the perfect party pairings – a little sweet, a little salty, and a touch of spice – everything holiday party foods should be!

mimosas and snacks on table

champagne drink toppers in bottle on tableOf course, the champagne drink toppers were also super popular with our guests – and who could blame them for loving them?! They’re branded with adorable sayings and taste totally scrumptious!

champagne toppers on little platter

holiday cocktail party table decorated with drinksThere’s nothing like holiday crafting with your friends while sipping yummy cocktails and watching Hallmark Channel Christmas movies!

close up of mini felt hoop ornaments for christmasWe all made these cute Mini Felt Hoop Ornaments to decorate our Christmas trees along with some adorable Snowman Bath Bombs to gift to our friends! You can get the directions for both of those projects just by clicking the links, so be sure to check them out!

gold star decorations and holiday tableThe Hallmark Channel Movie Night party was such a success that I foresee this becoming an annual event around here! SO much fun!

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