Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

A Pretty Packaging Party

Feeling the holiday stress? Wish you had more time? How about carving out a little girl time and getting some of that to-do list accomplished? ย My simple tip to sneaking in time with your best friend, mom, sis and neighbors? How about hosting a simple, Pretty Packaging Party?

The plan: set up a gift wrapping station, toss out some supplies and simple snacks, and invite the girls over for chatting and wrapping!

gift wrapping party

Confine your packaging party supplies to one room in your house — a dining room table or an otherwise, “out of the way” spot where you gals can get busy wrapping and catching up.

gift wrap party

ย You’ll want to have plenty of supplies on hand (you can even ask each guest to bring something like tags, tissue, or ribbons to make it easier).

wrapping party

Boxes (I prefer these craft brown ones from thinkgarnish.com), plenty of ribbons of different widths, and festive tags are all a must. Don’t forget the tissue paper, tape, scissors and pens too!

cool packaging

Add those thoughtful touches to your gifts with these little homemade paper flowers. I made all sizes using cupcake liners and coffee filters! Layer, scrunch, and secure the flower together usingย a brad. Hostess Tip: if you’ll have kids in tow this is a fun craft that will keep their little hands busy!

gift wrapping party

You won’t want to forget some drinks and snacks — but keep it super simple. You’re getting together to get gifts wrapped and sneak in some quality girl time — no working away in the kitchen! Serve water or lemonade in glass jars with cute straws. Serve “packaging peanuts” and candy in these clever clear plastic tubes (so handy).

This entire Pretty Packaging Party idea can be pulled together in a whim — it’s super simple. So, go ahead — call up your girlfriends and invite them over for some wrapping and chatting. After all — good things do come in pretty packages.

Boxes & Clear Tubes |ย  Garnish

Glass Jars & Paper Straws | Sweet Shop LuLu

Do you like to wrap gifts or is it more of a chore for you? Are you the gift wrap or gift bag type?

 

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DIY Plaid Ornaments

Thinking about creating some homemade holiday ornaments? DIY ornaments really can be simple and these DIY plaid ornaments are proof. I love the green factor, turn something old into something new.

Old…

New!

I love the cozy and warm look of these. Check out the simple DIY steps via Eddie Ross.

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WIN! Holiday Photo Cards

So you have that perfect photo…. the ONE that will be sent out to all of your friends and family in your Christmas card. You have the photo, now you just need that perfect card, right? Definitely check out Photo Card Creations. This year, they have expanded their holiday card selections and have many great modern designs. I am really digging these shaped cards that double as holiday ornaments, check them out!

The folks over at Photo Card Creations really know how to make your precious photos POP! They have many card designs to choose from. You are bound to find that perfect Christmas card or Hanukkah Card.

If you still need to find that perfect card, you are in luck! We are giving one lucky reader a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to http://www.photocardcreations.com. Simple visit their selection of holiday cards and leave a comment sharing which one is the “perfect” one for you.

One entry per person. Winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. The winner has 7 days to respond. Contest ends Friday November 19, 2010 at 10 pm PST.

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Modern Holiday Cards

The holidays are fast approaching and it’s time to start planning your Holiday soirees! Get a head start and order your holiday invitations now. Here are a couple fabulous holiday party invitations fresh off the press from Minted. Remember their holiday invitations I raved about last year? Well, Minted has many more great designs to choose from this year.

modern holiday party invites

Not planning a holiday party this year? You can still enjoy Minted’s fresh designs. They have a wonderful selection of Christmas cards. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Holiday Invitaions

I suggest you keep Minted in mine while you are browsing for that fabulous holiday invite or those perfect holiday cards.

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5 Holiday Pie Ideas

Are you looking for Thanksgiving pie recipes? Here are five takes on the holiday pie for you to consider. They all look yummy to me…. can’t you can almost smell the holidays?

From Top Right: Pumpkin Creme Pie, Cheddar Crusted Apple Pie, and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies.

These two pies {Cranberry, Almond & Cinnamon Tart and this Ultimate Pumpkin Pie} would also work well for a Christmas dessert.

{images via Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray, and the Food Network}

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