Girl’s Gift Swap-Part 1

naughty or nice party

This Ladie’s Night was fantastic! Fourteen lovely ladies got together to do a little Chinese Christmas gift swap…you know the game where you draw numbers to see the order in which you pick a gift and the next person can steal someone’s gift or pick a new one. Everyone brought either an appetizer or bottle of wine to share so this is a low-cost way to entertain.

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The Bar:

Are you naughty or are you nice? If you’re naughty, then come sit by me!!! ; )  Once I stumbled upon this wall transfer at Joann’s Fabric store, I knew it would hold an important roll at the party. It was the inspiration behind the bar area.
The sign says “For the Naughty Girls… Appletini.” I added gourmet potato chips and M&M’s for a little salty & sweet. The glass dish of chips is embellished with a swirl sticker from the scrapbooking store and it sits inside the larger bowl for a kind of tower effect.
Glasses rimmed with green sugar, star fruit garnish, and tiny jeweled sticker on the base.

I lined the trays with green wrapping paper to coordinate with everything.
“For the Nice Girls… soda and water.” For the water bottles, I made unique labels with sayings like “Santa, bring me some bling,” “define good,” “Santa, I can explain.” More adhesive gems were also placed on the labels.
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The table is all set up waiting for food and friends to arrive! I wanted the table to represent the girls so when I found the wire dress form, I had to have it! I painted it red to match and draped her with a boa. I wrapped a vase and tied it to look like a ladies corset. The big martini glass is filled with “rubies,” “emeralds,” and “diamonds“…a girl’s best friends!
I dressed the “corset” vase with bling letters and marabou boas.  For the table “runner”, I used lengths of extra ribbon I had.

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  1. Not just a Mommy! says

    Oh what fun! I loved how you used paper in so many elements, and as a fan of signature party drinks, I loved your cocktails. Can’t wait to see more pictures!

  2. amy * stem * says

    I don’t know if I can take more. I’m on cute overload right now. I love how you hit all the details! So cute!