Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Decorating for Holiday Get Togethers

The holidays are a time for celebrating friends and family. There are gatherings upon gathering upon gatherings. So how can you make your holiday party stand out from the rest?
Start with bringing some of the outdoors in. String twinkling lights around doorways to add a touch of sparkle to welcome your guests.

Put together a hot chocolate bar. This will not only be a hit for the kids, but also the adults, because who doesn’t love a warm mug of hot cocoa on a cold night? This is super simple. Place a whimsical on the table or counter for some added flare. In mason jars and bowls display all the goodies possible to make each guest’s mug special to them; peppermint stick, gingerbread bits, and of course marshmallows. 

Lets move along to the table, which will be the ultimate gathering area. No matter your style, there are tons of ways to dress your table. For a modern approach, start with a simple tablecloth, add sleek dishware, and monochromatic napkins. Instead of nametags, write guests’ names on an ornament. And sprinkle paper trees and candlesticks for a centerpiece.

For a more traditional, masculine look, layer a plaid runner, wood elements, and pinecones.

For a feminine look, add delicate details. Tie napkins with a pastel ribbon and a tiny single jingle bell. For a centerpiece cluster wrapped packages in fun, quirky patterns and add as must glitter as possible.

Do not ignore your chairs. Tie a coordinating ribbon and add an ornament or seasonal greenery for a little something extra.

When the party is over don’t let your friends and family leave empty handed. No one is ever too old for a party favor. In a gift bag put together a mini at home pedicure for your guests, with a travel sized foot cream and nail polish.

1 comment:

  1. Mistletoe s...such a cute idea!
    How many sets of china do you own?
    Love the ideas!