Ornament Exchange Party Tips

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Holiday parties are here!  You probably have a party booked every weekend until next year huh?  I know I do!…. Crazy month, but ohhh so.much.fun!

I had the wonderful opportunity to come up with some holiday party ideas for the Festivities online magazine.  Paula from Frog Prince Paperie designed the printables and banner for this party in case you are interested in purchasing them. She emailed me a file and I printed them at home.

I recommend keeping it simple, less is more.  I used a green tablecloth I purchased for $3 at Goodwill a few months ago.  I love table runners.  I used one I made last year for the holidays. It cost me less than $10 because fabric was on clearance. I have several Holiday table runners listed in my etsy shop as well.

I took all of my Christmas decorations out and used ornaments as my backdrop.  I’m addicted to ribbon.  I have bins full and usually buy it after Christmas so it’s marked down super cheap. Stock up when you see things on clearance. It makes a big difference.

You can set up some glass jars on the middle of the table to serve as your centerpiece.  Add ornaments and/or holiday cherries.  You could also add Christmas crystals/rocks to add some pizzaz! I put a couple of poinsettas around the jars to keep it very festive.


I noticed guests don’t eat a lot when they attend Holiday parties.  Friends are most interested in drinking….LOL.  I kept this table super low key. I bought some chocolate covered cherries. Nikki from Tikkido made the cuties on top.

Adorable Santa hats made with oreo cookies and white homemade frosting….Easy and even my girls could make them 🙂  Add a little handwritten tag from Frog Prince Paperie. It’s all about the details!  The pretty white stand is from Cupcake Stand.  I have several and use them all the time.  It is worth buying them to have on hand if you host lots of parties.

How cute is this kiwi Christmas tree?!  I love simple simple and cute! Inexpensive as well.

A white champagne dressed up with cherries inside is the perfect addition to your table!  I used plastic cups from the Dollar Tree.

Your own Christmas tree will tie in your Holiday theme! I suggest setting the table next to it.  You can ask your guests to put their ornament/gift under the tree when they arrive. The gift tags are from Frog Prince Paperie too.

There you have it my friends!  These ideas can be used for any Christmas party, cookie exchange, ornament exchange, white elephant exchange, etc…etc…

I have to tell you that these gorgeous pictures were taken by my friend Nikki from Tikkido.  She is super amazing and talented.  Stop by to check her out on Facebook and her blog.  She provides lots of party inspiration.

Are you hosting a Holiday party?  Do you celebrate a birthday in December?! I do!….It’s my Birthday on December 18th…..woohooo!  Let’s party! LOL



6 Comments on Ornament Exchange Party Tips

  1. Linda Lipchak
    December 12, 2012 at 6:35 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the Oreo hats and the kiwi trees! Thank you!

  2. Paula @ Frog Prince
    December 11, 2012 at 7:02 am (4 years ago)

    Thanks again, Nancy for contributing to Festivities Magazine! We love your style and creativity!

  3. nicole
    December 7, 2012 at 3:47 am (4 years ago)

    Oh I love all of these ideas here. They all come together so very nicely. love.

    I’m stopping by from An Ephesians 5:33 Wife to say “hi” and to invite you to join for An Aloha Affair, a sweet gathering and growing together of creative souls. You are always welcome. Always.



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