Christmas is a wonderful time of year.  Busy, chaotic, sometimes crazy, but nevertheless, wonderful.  It’s a great time for families to get together, a time for people to celebrate Jesus’ birth, a time to give to others and a time of food and festivities.

So, with the countdown to Christmas well and truly on, I thought it would be good to share some photos of our recent photoshoot and give you some inspiration and ideas on how you can celebrate this Christmas.

1. If you are having a large outdoor get together, a great way to present your meal is to use a kraft box, paired together with a spoon and fork.  Bundle it together with a strip of Christmas paper or coloured paper that matches the colours you have chosen for your celebration.

2. Use a small christmas tree,wooden cutout tree or branches and hang Christmas decorations with each guest’s name.  You can then use these as small gifts for your guests to take home.

3. It’s always great to include kids when you are organising your Christmas celebrations.  A fun way to do this is to use Christmas cookie cutouts to make some cookies that the kids can then decorate on the day, using icing and lollies.  To make it even special, package it in a small box that they can then take their creation home in and label it ‘handmade by ______’  This idea could also be used as a cute little present for children to give their nanna and pop or teacher at school.

4. Fill small clear boxes with candy in the colours of your party, whether it is the traditional red and green or something more modern like pink and turquoise. Tie with ribbon, add a small gift tag and voila!  Another easy, cost effective little pressie.  You could also fill these boxes with cookies instead of candy.

Christmas inspiration board

Top row from left: Cupcake wrappers, cupcake topper flags; red polka dot lanterns, giant red pompoms; kraft cameo boxes, divine twine + Sambellina Christmas tags

Second row: Cake by Sharon Wee; clear boxes, green polkadot ribbon

Third row: kraft noodle box, wooden cutlery; wooden cones, cocktail forks

All the above are available from The Party Studio.

Photography by Eclektic Photography + Design

Furniture supplied by Splendid Days

Christmas cake by Sharon Wee Creations

Styled by Sophisticated Yum