Friday, December 16, 2011

Day 16 - Christmas Gift Wrapping Party


Meri Meri "Tis the Season" Christmas Gift Tags, on Amazon

CHRISTMAS PARTY ACTIVITY:


Invite four or five women friends over to keep each other company as you wrap gifts. Encourage friends to bring their gifts, paper and supplies; but also provide some pretty paper, ribbons, bows, tape and scissors for guests. Snack and nibble as you all spread out on your dining room table or in your living room. Play festive Christmas music or a holiday movie in the background to entertain you as you work and chat.

CHRISTMAS PARTY DECORATIONS:



Santa Cookie Jar, from Pier 1 Imports


Christmas Gift Appetizer Plates, from Pier 1 Imports


Dasher Candle Holder, from Crate and Barrel


Red and Gold Snowflake Candles, from Pier 1

CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING PARTY INSPIRATION:



Santa's Sweet Shop, at Hostess With the Mostess

Gift Wrapping with Fabric, from The Party Dress

CHRISTMAS PARTY MUSIC:


"All I Want for Christmas" by the Puppini Sisters, on YouTube

Buy "All I Want for Christmas" MP3 by the Puppini Sisters on Amazon for 99 Cents

Buy Mariah Carey's "All I Want For Christmas Is You" MP3 on Amazon


It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, by Andy Williams, on YouTube

Buy Andy Williams' "It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" MP3 on Amazon

CHRISTMAS PARTY APPETIZERS:

Spinach Dip Wreath Recipe, from Betty Crocker

CHRISTMAS PARTY BEVERAGES:


Rosy Cranberry Cider Recipe, from Martha Stewart


Pear Tree Punch, from The Hip Stir


Candy Cane Milkshake Recipe, from Dashing Dish

CHRISTMAS PARTY ENTREES:

Holiday Beans and Cranberries Recipe, from Betty Crocker


Serve something hot and filling, such as a homemade minestrone soup, or a hearty potato leek soup.

CHRISTMAS PARTY DESSERTS:



Peppermint Mocha Blossom Cookies Recipe, from Culinary Concoctions by Peabody


Peppermint Ice Cream Cake Recipe, from Hostess With the Mostess

Christmas Present Box Macarons, from Raspberri Cupcakes


Eggnog Panna Cotta with Sugared Cranberries, from Linguine and Dirty Martinis

BOOKS FOR PARTY PLANNING:



The Art of Gift Wrapping, on Amazon

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