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Christmas Gift Wrapping Party

Christmas Gift Wrapping Party: Easy ideas for personalized party decorations, dessert table, and gift wrapping ideas.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Party: DIY personalized party decorations, dessert table, party drinks and DIY gift tags and gift wrapping ideas.

Over the weekend I had a little Christmas Gift 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 all have some gift wrapping to do in the next month.

Gift Wrapping Party DIY Decor

Let’s start with the pretty dessert table I set up for my guests to enjoy throughout the party. I used the lots of washi tape to create fun and easy party decorations.  My favourite little project was the sweet little deer treat jars.

DIY Christmas treat jars


  • Super Glue
  • Mason Jars
  • Mini Plastic Deer (or other animals)
  • Gold Spray Paint
  • Gold Glitter Tape
To Make the Jar:
  1. I started out with the mason jars, and super glue.  I used some cute little plastic deer from the craft store, and glued them to the lids.
  2. Once the glue was dry, I spray painted the lids and deer with gold paint.
  3. When the paint was dry I cut a piece of gold tape to size, and wrapped it around the edge for the perfect finishing touch.

DIY treat jars

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.

DIY deer treat jars

Merry Christmas Bunting

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 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.

gift wrapping party ideas

Paper Chains

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 washi tape to secure them.  I love the contrast of the simple brown paper and the glitz of the glitter tapes.

Christmas gift wrapping party

Washi Tape Bunting

I also made some bunting with the washi tape, by folding it over string and cutting the edges into a “V” shape.  Simple and so, so pretty.

Christmas gift Wrapping Party

Water Bottles and Straws

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 washi tape are easy to write on with a marker -so I added a little “cheers” here.

washi tape party decorations

Hot Chocolate Bar

I also set up a fun hot chocolate bar.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Party

I made some hot chocolate and served it in a thermos.

washi tape party decorations

I loved the detail of the decorated spoons.

hot chocolate bar

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.

hot chocolate bar buffet

Food Labels

In addition to drinks, I offered some easy treats, and made simple labels with some cardstock and more washi tape.

Christmas dessert table

Cupcake Picks

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.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Party

A few vanilla, a few chocolate.

washi tape cupcake flags

Gift Wrapping Party Dessert Table

I also picked up some donuts, and set them up on a pretty milk glass cake plate, along with another cute mini bunting.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Party

Christmas dessert table

I  included some yummy popcorn, and some of my Cashew Coconut Brittle -get the recipe here.

Gift Wrapping Ideas

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.

gift Wrapping Party

Decorating Gift Bags

There were gift bags to decorate.  I liked keeping it simple with a stripe or two of pretty washi tape.  The perfect sparkle, and so many pretty colours and patterns to choose from.

Gift Wrapping Party

Gift Tags

I also made some gift tags out of cardboard, and we decorated those with more washi tape, and added some rubber stamp decorations.

Gift Wrapping Party

Gift Wrapping Party

Gift Tag Clips

Before the party, I painted some regular clothes pins with gold spray paint, and we added strips of washi tape to the side, perfect for clipping a gift tag, or ornament to a gift bag or package.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Party ideas

My last fun idea, was to add washi tape to a simple paper clip, and write a festive message.  Then we used the clips to attach gift tags to bags.

Christmas Gift Wrapping Party Ideas

So many simple ideas, that are easy to do, and add so much fun and sparkle to holiday wrapping.

Christmas Dessert Table

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 Christmas gift wrapping party, life really is a party.

More Inspiration

You might also enjoy our Christmas Fondue Party here.

Also check out our Merry and Bright Christmas Party here.

Merry and Bright Christmas Party Set: these party printables include menus, place cards, straw flags, conversations starters, cupcake picks, and a banner.

You might also enjoy our Christmas Dessert Party here.

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