Happy December Friends!
Tis’ the season to be jolly…and to throw a completely fabulous holiday party! To start off the season we’re offering up some whimsical celebration ideas for your next glamorous get-together. Just like at your wedding, the décor, drinks, and dress will set the tone for the remainder of your party. So we’ve gathered some our favorite holiday themed items in these three categories to inspire your next event. Throw on some seasonal tunes and start scrolling because you’re about to get in the christmas spirit…
Step one to having a festive party is to deck the halls! A little winter décor can go a long way in setting the mood for your guests to mingle and be merry. Plus, some décor doesn’t purely function as party decorations. Below are some options for how to fancy up the house for the holidays that you can enjoy all season long.
1. DIY Wreath
Nothing says “Tis the season” quite like a lovely pine wreath. Rather than go out and buy a pre-made one why not craft your own? This DIY from Style Me Pretty looks fairly easy and super fun to make. Creating your own wreath gives you the opportunity to decide how much structure and texture you want as well as what decorative additions you’d like to add. If making an entire wreath from the wires up daunts you, you can also buy a simple pine wreath and spruce it up with your chosen details.
2. Holiday Centerpiece
We’re completely wowed with this gorgeous centerpiece from Green Wedding Shoes. It’s overall color palette is just lovely. Not to mention it combines all of the must-have holiday florals (Dogwood, Poinsettia, and Mistletoe) seamlessly with some of our classic favorites (Garden Roses and Euphoria).This centerpiece will give your table charm from day to night.
Second only to decking the halls comes crafting your signature cocktail. Winter time is marked by so many good seasonal flavors to play with thus your drinks are sure to be exquisite. Here’s both a hot and cold cocktail that you’re guests will be cheersing to all night long…
1.Cranberry Holiday Cocktail
The cheery red color of these cranberry cocktails alone will add a punch to your holiday celebration. Not to mention it sounds pretty tasty! The full details for this delightful drink are on Design Love Fest. We’re loving the addition of frozen cranberries to keep your cocktail chilly throughout the evening.
2. Kahlua Hot Chocolate
For those of you with a sweet tooth, this kahlua hot Chocolate is for your next festive féte. Mounds of marshmallows top of this toasty drink. Your guests will be feeling nostalgic and cozy while sipping on this hot coco. After all, it is the quintessential holiday drink. Check out damn delicious for the full recipe.
Finally, to be the true hostess with the mostess you must also look the part. These dress and outfit inspirations will have you looking festive and foxy from head-to-toe. We took a couple notes from The Every Girl and Gal Meets Glam on how to steal the show with your wardrobe this holiday season.
1.The Little Black Dress
We know it’s shocking to suggest a little black dress. We just can’t deny the multi-use and functionality of a sleek dress in this shade. What we especially loved about this look from The Every Girl (besides the adorable presents!) is how it is accessorized. Yes- a little black dress looks stunning all year long, but during the holidays it looks best complemented by a jolly red manicure and sparkling accessories. Seriously- that cocktail ring is fabulous!
2. The Little Red Dress
We can’t deny that Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam has mastered the Christmas party attire with this satin red dress. Wearing red is always a bold move and doing so at your own party will help you stand out as the host. We especially love how she pairs her little red dress with black tights. This fancys-up the look and gives it a more wintery feel. Even in LA, when the sun goes down it can get a little chilly.
We hope you have a happy holiday season and that these Décor, Drink and Dress ideas help kick off your party planning. Even if you’re not hosting a get-together this season you can still implement these festive ideas into your life. Decorate the house just for fun, sip on a delicious drink the night before christmas, and shine in your perfect party dress at any seasonal gathering you may attend.