For Mercer and Smith Events‘ first holiday season, we wanted to throw a Christmas party with a DIY twist. We are avid collectors of gift giving supplies and have accumulated an overwhelming amount of paper, gift tags, ribbons, strings, adornments, anything you can think of to make a special gift even more special by adding a carefully selected outer wrapping. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the holiday with our closest friends. Not only did we get to enjoy some delicious snacks and cocktails and visit with our girls, we got to help everyone cross that pesky gift wrapping chore off their list as the big day quickly approached! In this post we’ll share all the makings of our first annual Mercer + Smith Gift Wrapping Christmas Party, from the hors d’oeuvres to the tiny touches like hand-clipped sprigs of eucalyptus to decorate our guests’ Christmas packages.
Christmas Party Food + Drink
For our Christmas party we opted for an assortment of small bites paired with a cheese board that included fresh blueberries, an olive tapenade and dolmas.
Calla’s cheese board included an Espresso Rubbed BellaVitano, Manchego, and a Triple Creme Brie with Rosemary + Raisin and Fig + Olive crisps.
Our hors d’oeuvres included Feta Cheese and Caramelized Onion Pastry Bites, Camembert Cheese and Cranberry Sauce Filo Bites, Truffle and Swiss Cheese Mini Quiches and Bacon Wrapped Scallops.
We chose two festive holiday cocktails as inspirational gift wrapping aides. A White Christmas Mojito was garnished with fresh mint and pomegranate arils while the Prosecco Christmas Punch included cranberries, a slice of mandarin orange, and a sprig of rosemary.
No Christmas party is complete without decorated sugar cookies! We were thrilled to add a personalized M+S touch with our custom cookie stamp!
Christmas Party Hot Cocoa Bar
If you follow us on social media, you know we’ve been excited to feature a hot cocoa bar at our cool-weather parties! Our Christmas party hot cocoa bar included chocolate chips, marshmallows, to-go cups and branded sleeves for our guests on their way home. And can you believe it snowed?!
Christmas Gift Wrapping + Adorning
Christmas Party Snaps
We already can’t wait for next year’s Mercer and Smith Events’ Gift Wrapping Christmas Party! Only 364 days to go…