The Holiday Wrap Bash 2015


We are SO excited to share these images that Nikki Santerre Photography captured of our first annual Holiday Wrap Bash - A gift wrapping party hosted in the Scott’s Addition neighborhood of Richmond, Virginia. As avid Christmas lovers, hosting a holiday-related event has been at the top of our to do list since Tart was just a twinkle in our eyes. 

We spent the past several months (Christmas in July? Try Christmas in May!) gathering bits & pieces to fill up our decoration stations, creating what can only be describe as a curated decorating experience for Wrap Bash attendees. Any time we stumbled upon a quirky bundle of yarn, an especially great color of pom pom or adorable miniature baubles of any sort, we picked it up & added it to our stash. It was actually like Christmas morning when we gathered the supplies we'd been collecting for months & saw that it was quite the coordinated collection of decorative items. 

Our incredible team of vendors not only brought our vision to life but took our ideas & ran with them, making a great thing even greater. From Nomad Mobile Coffee's insanely delicious holiday inspired lattes, to Amanda Burnette's divine selection of greenery & florals, to Paisley & Jade's perfect atmosphere & just-the-right-size-for-gift-wrapping farm tables, to Capital Calligraphy's custom hot pink calligraphy ink, to Post Rider Press' adorable letterpressed gift tags, there was festive fun in every corner for the friends that showed up to wrap presents. Nikki Santerre Photography captured all the holly & jolly moments on camera, & Chelsea Diane Photography made the trip from Norfolk, VA to film the day for us!

Speaking of wrapping presents, we also added one more qualification to Tart's resume - Screenprinting! Using our own custom designs, we spent a quality Thursday night at Richmond's Studio Two Three , screenprinting three patterns of wrapping paper for our attendees to use. Screenprinting is no joke, & while we're thankful for our newly massive arm muscles *wink*, we're also grateful to have a year to recover before we screenprint again for next year's bash.

Saturday morning, friends, past clients & family joined in all the reindeer games for an afternoon of wrapping presents, sipping hot chocolate & gingerbread lattes & rockin’ out to some NSYNC Christmas. With a Bauble Bar, Tied-Up-With-Strings table, a gift wrapping station & Capital Calligraphy's custom calligraphy table at their fingertips, we enjoyed a solid four hours of wrapping paper flying, marshmallows being roasted at the s'mores bar & photos being snapped at our brand new photo booth set-up.

Time flew & we were already dreaming up ideas for next year's event as we were cleaning up. It was actually the most wonderful time of the year - Keep your eyes peeled for 2016 Wrap Bash dates!

Event Planning & Design: Tart Event Co.
Photography: Nikki Santerre Photography
Videography: Chelsea Diane Photography
Venue & Rentals: Paisley & Jade
Florals & Greenery: Amanda Burnette
Calligraphy: Capital Calligraphy
Gift Tags: Post Rider Press
Coffee Bar: Nomad Mobile Coffee
Decor: Anthropologie

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Psst! An extra present under the tree?

Our gift wrapping PDF, available for download on our website!