by Robyn E., Marketing Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
Hosting a holiday party doesn't need to be costly or overwhelming. Entertaining your close friends and family can be easy and enjoyable when you make handcrafted holiday decorations and personalized gifts.
Here are a few ways to host a successful holiday party and get everyone in the Christmas spirit using beautiful decorations and gifts that take minimal time, money and effort.
Holiday Party Favors
'Tis the season to be giving, and when gift giving you don't have to go overboard. In fact, most people find themselves spending more money than they'd like on gifts. This year, consider giving custom-made party favors that double as gifts to offer special meaning while staying within your budget.
Personalize a memory with picture frames embellished with flat back crystals in your guest's favorite colors. Place a photo of your guest inside and use the picture frames as table place cards.
Create dazzling beaded butter knives for each place setting using the Dione® Add A Bead System in colors that match your holiday décor or personalize them with your guest's birthstone colors.
Customize handcrafted jewelry for guests by incorporating their favorite charms, shapes or colors into designs like earrings, pendants and rings.
Wine and Dine
For the wine enthusiasts on your guest list, present them with a wine to complement their taste or wet their whistles with these quick and wine-inspired gift ideas:
Send guests home with a bottle of wine elegantly wrapped in wine bottle covers.
Re-cork wine bottles in style with wine bottle stoppers. This eye-catching wine décor makes a functional holiday gift. Customize wine bottle stoppers or choose from a selection of ready-made designs to correspond with the theme of your party or your guest's personality.
Wine glass charms are fun party favors for guests and their stemware. Using silver or gold hoops, add beads and wine or Christmas charms to match the holiday setting.
Whether you're serving a full dinner or cocktails and appetizers, create a pleasing party atmosphere. Decorate with fun, festive and inspired touches.
Create handmade bows from ribbon to place on candlesticks, mantles and wreaths.
Beautify the table with a tablecloth and candle votives, each embellished with flat back crystals featuring quick and easy designs, such as candy canes, holly and bells.
Decorate buffets and side tables with festive mini Christmas trees garnished with a variety of small Christmas ornaments.
Design napkin holder rings with gemstones, glass beads and pearls to accompany each wine charm for your guests' places at the table.
Whatever your style, hosting during the holidays doesn't have to break the bank. The simplest of gestures is always well received and creating personalized handmade gifts and decorations for your guests will make their experience memorable.