A gift wrapping party is the perfect way to get together with your friends during the holidays. You’re doing something festive that’s sure to put you in the holiday mood. Additionally, you get an important task taken care of in preparation for the holidays. You can make a gift wrapping party a tradition you enjoy each year with your friends.
1. Set the Mood
You want to set the mood when you’re having a gift wrapping party. It’s nice if you can decorate your home for the holidays beforehand. You can also light a candle that has a holiday scent. Playing Christmas music or having a stack of favorite classic Christmas movies to play during your party is nice, too. Whatever makes you feel in the holiday spirit will likely do that for your guests, as well.
2. Ask Everyone to Bring Wrapping Paper
Another tip to help your gift wrapping party be a success is to ask everyone to bring a couple rolls of wrapping paper. You might even want to ask them to bring a favorite. This can make it more interesting. Asking your friends to bring wrapping paper helps to make sure you have enough and gives you a wider variety to choose from. It’s fun to see what types of wrapping paper your friends bring.
3. Plan out the Space
Wrapping gifts takes space. That’s something you have to factor in when you’re planning your gift wrapping party. You may want to set up some card tables or just make sure there’s plenty of floor space. Either one can work. You could even ask your guests which way they would prefer to wrap their gifts.
4. Set up a Hot Chocolate Station
A hot chocolate station is going to make your gift wrapping party one to remember. It’s a simple idea guests will love. Make some homemade hot chocolate and place in a crock pot to keep warm. Next, you want to set up a little station with all kinds of options that can be added to hot chocolate. This might include cinnamon sticks, candy canes, whipped cream, sprinkles, chocolate syrup and marshmallows, to name a few.
5. Bake Cookies
Of course you need cookies to go with the hot chocolate you’re serving. Everyone loves fresh baked cookies and especially during the holidays. There’s another advantage to baking cookies for your guests besides it being a nice treat. They’ll make your home smell amazing. It’ll be the scent that greets your guests as they arrive.
6. Share Ideas
Everyone has their own unique style of wrapping gifts. It’s fun to watch your friends and learn from them. They may have some tricks that make gifts look amazing. They might be able to teach you how to make an intricate bow or give you another unique idea in how to add a bit of glitz to your package. You can share all of your tricks and tips, too.
7. Cover the Easily Forgotten Items
This one’s important. While your friends will most likely remember to bring wrapping paper and maybe even a snack, they’ll most likely forget scissors, tape, ribbons and tags. It’s a good idea to make sure you have enough of each of those for each guest to use. This is such a small thing to cover. You can pick up all of these easily forgotten items at a local dollar store.
These are some tips to help your gift wrapping party go great. Do you plan to have a gift wrapping party this season? I’d love to hear your tips.