Lucia child of light party

The holidays are a time of traditions. Traditions that have been passed from generation to generation that today make our families as unique and special as can be.  Today we are featuring a gorgeous example of tradition with this Santa Lucia, or Lucia, Child of Light Party from Christina, of 4 Kids Cakes.  Christina beautifully exemplifies her Swedish heritage with her exquisite, custom sweets, thoughtful use of traditional decor and classic Santa Lucia garb and creates an enchanting holiday party fit for this festive season!

Be sure to keep an eye out for some of our favorite party features:

- Gorgeous, Santa Lucia Robe and Crown

- Adorable Holiday Wreath Cake Pops

-Sweet, Swedish Saffron Buns

-Creative Custom Santa Lucia Printables

-Colorful Christmas Party Crackers

Lucia child of light party invitation

Lucia Child of Light Gown

Christmas holly cookies

Christmas wreath cake pops with red shimmer sticks

Christmas wreath cake pops

Lucia child of light cookies

Lucia child of light cookies

Lucia child of light dessert table

God Jul Backdrop

Christmas party candy dishes

lucia child of light printable banner

Safron buns

peppermint chocolate macarons

red velvet cake cups

Pepparkaka

banana bread

Santa Lucia Lollipops

Lucia child of light and star boys

Lucia child of light and star boy outfit

Star Wand

Lucia child of light doll

lucia child of light dessert table

holly sugar cookies

Christmas party place setting

Christmas Party Cracker

Christmas Party Crackers

Christmas Party paper cup and napkin

saint lucia straw flag

chocolate peppermint macaron

peppermint chocolate macaron

red and white polka dot napkins and baking cups

lucia child of light printable

white lanterns at christmas party

White lanterns

Lucia Child ofLight printable

We all have traditions we grew up with. Most often we include those traditions around the holidays.  For our family, we honor my Swedish heritage.  Having an American Dad & a Swedish Mom, we had a fun mix of the two cultures at Christmas time.  One of my most favorite traditions is the Santa Lucia or Child of Light.  In Sweden, by tradition, she is the eldest daughter of the family, who, at early dawn during the weeks before Christmas, appears at her parents chambers wearing a long white gown with a red sash & a crown of lighted candles in her hair. She brings hot coffee & sweet saffron buns (we opt for hot cocoa or apple cider at our house).  She is escorted by the Stjärngosse or Star Boy(s).  He also wears all white. The Star Boy(s) keep busy during the holiday season by singing carols and escorting Lucia through many Christmas celebrations.  He is often seen carrying a tall star-tipped wand while singing. This is often celebrated on December 13th.

The first step in pulling this party together was to have printables designed by World Wide Party Design.  Elena not only gave me everything on my wish list, but exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds.  From the invitations, to the bottle labels, the artwork was perfect.  Our backdrop from Kate Aspen brought it all together – being able to customize the text on it is so fun!  Their white lanterns lent the perfect light to the occasion as well.  Cloud Berry Crafts print of their felt work was an adorable addition.

Now being in America, I wanted to share this tradition with our children.  Our Lucia girl wore my gown from when I was a child, and I believe my Mother wore it as well when she was young.  We added Barefoot Sandals from PinkBearBoutique to finish off her outfit. We switched it up for the boys a bit – having pajama’s made by Brenda of Great Stitch.  The pants were covered in tiny gold stars, with the shirts having a gold star over their pockets.  Carrie from SarletHarlow pulled their outfits together with her custom made star wands.  Both the felt crown of candles & star hat  from Mindful Stitching completed their looks. We ordered a Lucia outfit on Etsy for the American Girl doll our little girl already had.

Wanting to have all finger type foods, we paired both traditional foods &  fun desserts. We used my Mormor’s (grandmother) recipe for Safron buns. I grew up calling them Swedish cinnamon rolls.  4KidsCakes made the cake pops look like wreaths with  bling sticks from Painting Paris Pink & accented with the giant glittered red sprinkles as the berries from Roni’s Sugar Creations.  4KidsCakes also provided the peppermint chocolate Macaron’s, individual banana breads, and mini red-velvet cake cups, Pepparkaka (Swedish ginger thins), & Sweet Themes sugar cookies finished off the treats.

Hoopla Event’s letter candy dishes were the perfect vessels for the swedish fish candies.  We also ordered some of my favorite candies from my childhood from Sockerbit.com – a Swedish candy shop, with locations in both Los Angeles & New York.  Celebration Lane’s treat bags & cups were perfect for bringing treats home & for grabbing a quick snack.  The lollipops by Lollipics were perfect – I love that they will  customize the edible pictures on the fronts of lollipops!
Always the Occasion’s jars were the ideal vases for the flowers by JNJ Floral.  Both ladies always hit it out of the park when I work with them!  One of my most favorite parts of this whole party was the paper dolls.  I don’t know about you -but I had those as a child, and Christennoelle.com made us the perfect Lucia set.  Our little Lucia girl played with them for hours!

Thank you Christina for sharing this gorgeous Lucia, Child of Light Party!  We just adore every detail and are truly captivated by both the details and story behind this beautiful party!

Vendor Credits:
Styling: Christina of 4 Kids Cakes
Photography: Stephanie Vogel Photography
Printables: World Wide Party Design
Paper Dolls: Christen Noelle
Boys Pajama’s: Great Stitch
Barefoot Sandals: Pink Bear Botique
Star Wands: Scarlet Harlow
Candle Crown & Star Hat: Mindful Stitching
Backdrop & lanterns: Kate Aspen
Letter Candy Dishes: Hoopla Events
Mason Jars: Always The Occasion
Flowers: JNJ Floral
Straws, Candy Cups, Favor Bags: Celebration Lane
Bling Sticks: Painting Paris Pink
Lucia Art Print: CloudBerry Crafts
Reindeer Feed Sacks: Feed Sack Lady
Macaron pedastals/stands & Red Sprinkles: Roni Sugar Creations
Ruffled Table Cloth: Ella and Annie Magazine
Cake Pops, Macarons, Cinnamon Rolls, Banana Bread, Cake Cups: 4 Kids Cakes
Sugar Cookies: Sweet Themes Bakery
Lollipops: Lollipics
Plastic Milk Bottles: Party On Designs
Cake Pop Stand used to hold Lollipops: KC Bakes
Cakes Stands: Banner Events
Swedish Candy: Sockerbit

See even more fabulous holiday themed parties and inspiration:

-Cookies and Cocoa Holiday Party

-Sugar Plum Nutcracker Tea

-Gingerbread man Christmas Party

-DIY Gold Dipped Ornaments

-Holiday DIY Ornaments & Cookie Recipe

-Peppermint Sugar Cookie Recipe

-DIY Holiday Tags & Free Printable

-DIY Christmas Tree Garland

 

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4 Responses to “Sweety Feature: Lucia, Child of Light Party”

  1. Such an adorable party!!

  2. Beautiful party! I remember reading about this tradition when I was a girl and had the Kirsten American Girl doll!

  3. Sally says:

    What a lovely party

  4. shauna says:

    love the invites and those cake pops! great job Christina!

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