I'm Lisa Kirk, a wife, mama, writer, and founder. Since 2010, Something Pretty has been home to my favorite memories, reflections, and inspirations. Thanks so much for reading!

Christmas Party Inspiration


Once Thanksgiving had come and gone, I completely focused on my Christmas party! As a little tribute to my love of letters, I threw a Christmas card writing party last Friday, complete with jazzy Christmas music, a hot chocolate bar, and a few fun surprises. I had never thought so much about styling a party before, but after writing for an events magazine for a year and wedding blogging for two, it was about darn time and I had a blast! I pulled inspiration together for a few weeks leading up to the party on one of Pinterest’s handy new secret boards, and here’s what I settled on.

{Girl with glitter: Paper Crown| Ornament garland: Apartment Therapy| Christmas card: Rifle Paper Co.| Christmas engagement picture: Kristin Vining Photography| Christmas wrapping: 6 Bittersweets via The Sweetest Occasion| Carrying presents: source unknown, let me know if you know!| Hot chocolate bar: My Sweet Savannah}

The decor theme was “Gingham and Gold” because I wanted a traditional, Christmas-y look with a glamorous little twist. Stay tuned for the details and party pictures coming up tomorrow and Thursday!

Love, Lisa






  1. Dana says:

    i love this inspiration board!!! wish i had been able to go!

  2. Margaret says:

    Can’t wait to see pictures! I dreamt of doing a hot chocolate bar at my wedding when I thought I was going to be a winter bride. :) Hope you had lots of fun! Xo

  3. This is such a beautiful inspiration board! I’m loving all the stylish Christmas details!

  4. Kristen says:

    i loooovvvveeee!!

  5. Lena says:

    Love the theme, and your gorgeous inspiration! I’m thinking of hosting a little party this year–thanks to you!

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