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Host Your Own Very Merry Christmas Party With Basic Invite

This post was sponsored by Basic Invite, but as always the opinions on their products are completely my own based on my personal experience.

It’s the most magical time of the year! December is here and I’m ready for all things holly and jolly. Between the merry music, dazzling decorations, and seasonal soirees, it’s no surprise why people love the holidays!

Christmas time is all about traditions and I’m starting a new one this year that I’m pretty excited about. I’m hosting my very first Christmas cookie exchange party!

About ten years ago my mom, my sister, and I hosted a mother daughter cookie exchange at our house two days before Christmas. It was so much fun to have all of our friends come over and share our favorite cookie recipes with each other! At the end of the day everyone took home a tin with a few of each cookie to share with their families. That memory has stayed with me all these years and I felt inspired to have one of my own this year!

Instead of doing mother daughter, I’m inviting my closest girlfriends instead! After all being in my wedding last year, they’ve formed a special friendship which makes my heart so happy. We all try to get together every six months or so to catch up on life! As our lives get busier and we start to all get together for hangouts less and less, it makes our time together more fun to have a little party element to it! I’d love for this fun tradition to continue on include future kids. I mean, who doesn’t love cookies?!

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When I decided that this party was going to happen, I couldn’t wait to get started on the invitations! Although Basic Invite offers 450 beautiful holiday party invitation templates on their site, what I loved was their customizing capabilities. With over 180 different colors to choose from, the color combinations were almost unlimited! I chose this playful floral template because the colors reminded me of my NOLA princess, Tiana, but with a Christmas twist. 

The customization doesn’t stop there! Basic Invite offers designs geared toward general holiday parties as well as more specific events such as cookie exchanges and New Year parties. I was able to transform a general holiday party invitation by changing fonts, wording, and spacing and with a few simple clicks, I had the perfect cookie exchange invitation!

Looking to add a little extra pizazz to your holiday party invite look? Foil holiday cards are always an option! With gold, silver, and rose gold foil designs, there’s sure to be a perfect design for you! Kick your customization into high gear and choose from over 40 different envelope colors to give your guests a festive first impression even before your invitation is opened! 

One perk that we took advantage of for our Christmas cards this year was Basic Invite’s recipient address printing. They offer recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders, which is not only a huge time saver but just adds something special in my opinion! Although we had an address list to upload, Basic Invite also offers an address capturing service that allows you to share a link on social media to request friends and family’s addresses to select on your customer account later. This is huge for anyone with out of town family or friends who recently moved!

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Are you planning to throw a holiday soiree this season? Take advantage of 30% off with Basic Invite by using the code “holi30” at checkout! After seeing all of the fun holiday designs, Nick and I ended up ordering our Christmas cards through Basic Invite as well. We can’t wait for them to come in! (Check out our Christmas card from last year here!)

There’s something about this busy time of that makes getting together to make some memories a must. With invitations out of the way, I’ve got time to focus on all the details of this soiree! I’m planning to serve at least two types of Disney-themed cookies because I love to add an element of Disney in everything I do. You can’t go wrong with Mickey-shaped Oreos, so I’ll be recreating this recipe I tried back in October! I’m also planning to try and recreate Disneyland’s famous snickerdoodle cookies based on this recipe from Pinterest. (Fingers crossed!) I can’t wait to see what my friends will bake and bring to the party. Bring on the milk and hot cocoa!

What’s Your Favorite Cookie This Time Of Year?