Do you wrap your Christmas gifts, or are you a bag kind of gal? I love the look of wrapped gifts and love getting creative with the process, but I hate the actual wrapping of the gifts part itself! UGH... sitting and folding paper over boxes and attempting to cut a straight line and not getting tape wrapped all twisted is not my idea of a good time. What I do love however, is spending time with my girlfriends, so this year I combined the two things and as it turns out, wrapping gifts CAN be fun!
Disclosure: As a member of the Oriental Trading Fun Squad, I received compensation and/or products in exchange for my styling and crafting services. As always, all opinions are my own.
If I could decorate every room in my house for Christmas they would all be different styles - I can't ever decide on just one theme for the whole house... I like them ALL! Going merry and bright for the theme of the party was a no-brainer...nothing will greet guests with a burst of holiday cheer better than a unicorn tree and pastel candy colors!
The walls got a quick change in color thanks to bulletin board paper from Oriental Trading. And for a pop of jolly fun I added balloon holly berries to leaves cut from card stock. My guests absolutely flipped out when they saw it!
With yummy cocktails poured and sweet treats within reach, we all got to work crafting gift wrapped masterpieces.
I shall never wrap gifts without a stiff Pomegranate Blackberry Aperol Spritzer and good company again!
You can see more of this colorful Christmas party on the Oriental Trading Fun365 site here. And don't forget to check out the DIY for the Paper Lantern Ornaments and 5 DIY Gift Wrapping Ideas!
Furniture, rug and pillow rental: Coral Lane Specialty Event Rentals
Photography: Moments by Maredith