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Over the weekend I had a little Christmas Wrapping Party with some girl friends, and I’m excited to share all the details with you, and hopefully inspire you as we head into a busy season of entertaining. This party is a great excuse to get together, and practical too, since we’ll all have some gift wrapping to do in the next month.
Let’s start with the pretty dessert table I set up for my guests to enjoy throughout the party. I was inspired while shopping at Walmart for the party, I loved the Scotch® Expressions Tapes and picked some up for the gift wrapping, and the party decorations. Scotch® Expressions Tapes help turn every day projects into something truly inspired for the holidays, I love their perfect combination of versatility, function and fun. Look for them in the crafting/scrapbooking aisle.
I used the Scotch® Expressions Tapes to create lots of fun and easy party decorations. My favourite little project was the sweet little deer treat jars.
- Scotch® Create Super Glue
- Mason Jars
- Mini Plastic Deer (or other animals)
- Gold Spray Paint
- Gold Glitter Scotch® Expressions Tape
- I started out with the mason jars, and Scotch® Create Super Glue. I used some cute little plastic deer from the craft store, and glued them to the lids.
- Once the glue was dry, I spray painted the lids and deer with gold paint.
- When the paint was dry I cut a piece of gold Scotch® Expressions Tape to size, and wrapped it around the edge for the perfect finishing touch.
For the party, I filled the jars with chocolate covered almonds, a real favourite around here. They were such an adorable addition to the dessert table, and everyone loved them. They’d also be perfect for gift giving over the holidays, filled with any sweet treat.
I wanted to add a Merry Christmas bunting to the background of the dessert table, and made the “Merry” bunting by using a paper punch to make the large circles, and a hole punch for the top. The gold is a piece of Scotch® Expressions Tape, that I added to the cardboard and trimmed to shape. It looked great with the lights; perfect little bit of sparkle for the holidays.
I thought it’d be fun to add some old fashioned paper chains to the table too. I used some thin brown cardboard (from the inside of some wrapping paper) to create the strips, and then used the Scotch® Expressions Tape to secure them. I love the contrast of the simple brown paper and the glitz of the Scotch® Expressions Tapes.
I also made some bunting with the Scotch® Expressions tape, by folding it over string and cutting the edges into a “V” shape. Simple and so, so pretty.
I wanted to give my guests a few drink options at the party. I picked up some mini water bottles, and decorated some straws with tape, the smooth Scotch® Expressions Tapes are easy to write on with a marker -so I added a little “cheers” here.
I also set up a fun hot chocolate bar.
I made some hot chocolate and served it in a thermos.
I loved the detail of the decorated spoons.
I added in lots of flavoured marshmallows: chocolate, peppermint, mini vanilla, chocolate peppermint, and gingerbread, along with some chocolate santa sprinkles, whip cream and chocolate candy canes.
In addition to drinks, I offered some easy treats, and made simple labels with some cardstock and more Scotch® Expressions Tape.
I wanted to serve a few simple sweet treats for my guests. I started with cupcakes, because nothing could be sweeter than cupcakes, especially with these adorable cupcake pics.
A few vanilla, a few chocolate.
I also picked up some donuts, and set them up on a pretty milk glass cake plate, along with another cute mini bunting.
I included some yummy popcorn, and some of my Cashew Coconut Brittle -get the recipe here.
Once everyone had a treat…or two, it was time for some Christmas wrapping crafting.
I set up a table with lots of little gift wrapping projects on it.
There were gift bags to decorate. I liked keeping it simple with a stripe or two of pretty Scotch® Expressions tape. The perfect sparkle, and so many pretty colours and patterns to choose from.
I also made some gift tags out of cardboard, and we decorated those with more Scotch® Expressions tape, and added some rubber stamp decorations.
Before the party, I painted some regular clothes pins with gold spray paint, and we added strips of Scotch® Expressions tape to the side, perfect for clipping a gift tag, or ornament to a gift bag or package.
My last fun idea, was to add Scotch® Expressions Tape to a simple paper clip, and write a festive message. Then we used the clips to attach gift tags to bags.
So many simple ideas, that are easy to do, and add so much fun and sparkle to holiday wrapping.
I had so much fun putting this little party together. It was full of simple ideas that really created a special, personalized party. I love that you could create the party decorations in any colour to match your holiday decor, and it was an inexpensive way to add big impact.
With a fun little Christmas get-together like this, life really is a party.
I hope I’ve inspired you. Get more great ideas at the Scotch® Brand website and happy Christmas crafting and entertaining.