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J (aka Jeff), my husband, has always loved the Peanuts comic strip and I often say to him, “You’re a Good Man, Jeff Brown!” Since his birthday falls 2 weeks before Christmas, I try to make his celebrations extra special. With his permission, I included a little Christmas magic in the décor.

We wanted to honor Charlie Brown without going commercial. Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree wrapped in Linus’ blanket was the focal point of our buffet. The backdrop was inspired by the CD artwork from “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

The menu was inspired by the Peanuts characters and food served by Snoopy on the TV special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” Servingware included Snoopy’s dog dishes, Lucy’s football chip tray and comic strip snack cones. Comic strip word bubbles added a whimsical feel to the table.

We asked our guests to bring a dip with them in lieu of gifts and we provided the dippers--chips, pretzels, carrots, celery, crackers and cocktail toast.

J requested wings for his birthday. Woodstock was the perfect mascot perched atop a little tree.

We used 50’s-inspired colored lights on our Christmas tree this year and added comic strip garland. Comic strip paper chains and garlands and plush Peanuts characters were placed throughout the house. The fireplace was adorned with our Charlie Brown small banner and Peanuts votive candles.

The favors were inspired by the Christmas tree and Snoopy’s doghouse. We filled them with Snoopy fruit snacks and peppermint patties.

J and I created a "Charlie Brown and Peanuts Trivia Game." It was so fun to see the looks of bewilderment as our guests grasped for the answers!

The birthday boy had a fantastic time. He wore his new Charlie Brown t-shirt--a gift from his lovely wife--and thoroughly enjoyed his Charlie Brown cupcake!

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  • Best Dressed

    The Birthday Boy

  • What People Ate

    Charlie Brown and Peanuts Inspired Snacks and Treats

  • What People Drank

    World War I Flying Ace Root Beer, "Christmas Time is Here" Apple Cider and Spike's Cactus Water

  • Best Gift

    Charlie Brown T-shirt

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5 comments

  • Rachael L

    Rachael L wrote:

    Wow. What an amazing well thought out party. The details were perfect

  • Behar Party Designs *

    Behar Party Designs * wrote:

    This has got to be the cutest party I have ever seen. Very creative and unique. LOVE IT!!!

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    Beth C wrote:

    Where did you find(or, how did you do) the Peanuts fonts/cartoon balloons?

  • Do {Piggy Bank Parties} D

    Do {Piggy Bank Parties} D wrote:

    Thank you for the wonderful comments! We had a lot of fun planning this one! Beth C.: We created the comic word bubbles and we will be adding them to our online shop this week. www.piggybankparties.etsy.com If you need them sooner, please contact us directly at hank@piggybankparties.com. Thanks!

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    Luz M wrote:

    great job! I love this movie but would have never thought of doing it as a party!

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