Gift-Wrapping Party

Gift-Wrapping Party

The task of wrapping all of the Christmas gifts you purchased can seem like a daunting task. So why not make a fun night of it by inviting over a few close friends for a gift-wrapping party?

In addition to their gifts, have each guest bring along wrapping paper, ribbons and bows.

Let guests know you'll supply plenty of tape, scissors, pens and gift tags.

Avoid the temptation to go all out on the food...keep the celebration simple by offering a stunning dessert, such as Chocolate-Mint Present Cake.

Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas

Think outside the box when wrapping Christmas gifts this holiday season with these clever ideas:

Go Beyond Gift Wrap. On some of our pretty packages, we used white butcher block paper, faux suede and tulle. Other ideas include felt, flannel, dish towels, newspaper, magazine pages and brown paper bags.

Get Rid of Ribbon. Secure a wrapped bottle of wine with a girl's ponytail or wrap a necktie around a box (both ideas shown above.) You can also use twine, raffia, gold wire and upholstery trim. For a little girl, tie on a new jump rope!

Easy Embellishments. Dress up a wrapped gift with inexpensive things like pom-poms or feathers. Other finishing touches include pine sprigs, pinecones, small jingle bells and cinnamon sticks.

You can even add a little extra gift on the outside of the package. Tie on a silver key ring (as we did), a cookie cutter or candy canes.