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Kids’ Storybook Holiday Soirée in San Diego Magazine

BY La Jolla Mom

The December issue of San Diego Magazine features three ways to throw a dazzling party, just in time for the holiday season. Here is an exclusive sneak peek of one stunning tablescape–a storybook holiday soirée perfect for a kid-friendly, family gathering.

Decor includes woodland fairies, floral crowns and snowflakes made from old book pages. Combined, they create a dreamy setting, based on a beloved children’s tale called The Snow Queen, which is the literary inspiration for Disney’s Frozen. Elsa and Anna would love this.


Kids can very easily get involved with this decor. Included in the issue is the tutorial for the make-your-own woodland fairies and make-your-own floral crowns with baby’s breath or eucalyptus.

Keeping with the winter theme, the food served was winter white including handmade ravioli in a truffle cream sauce, cauliflower florets with cheese sauce, three-cheese white pizza with mushrooms, and gnocchi with Gorgonzola. The kids drank milk garnished with nutmeg and cinnamon.

To see more of the details from this shoot plus other ways to dress up your table, visit

This storybook table was designed by Erin Zlotnik of the Library Shop and Natalie Gill of Native Poppy Floral Design; Calligraphy by Paperweight; Catering by Monello. Pick up the issue on newsstands on Tuesday, December 2nd.

All photography is by Jamie Street for San Diego Magazine

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