Throwing the Perfect Holiday Party, Part 2: Decor & Setting the Stage

Happy December, lovelies!

If there’s one thing we love just as much as planning a killer wedding, it’s planning a killer party! Last week we gave you a bit of an introduction to throwing a perfectly planned holiday soiree, starting with getting those invitations just right! This week, we’re heading into part 2 of our holiday bash throwing series… Decorations! Now that your invites have gone out, it’s time to deck your halls and set the stage. Here are some key decor elements to get your home looking ultra festive and oozing with holiday cheer!

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Follow a Motif

If you’ve followed last week’s tips on making invites, you should already have an idea of what your party’s overall vibe will be! The main idea here is to be consistent. If you’re having a black tie dinner party, you’re probably not going to want to hang paper snowflakes from the ceilings. Opt for a more sophisticated, sleek feel. However, those little flakes are perfectly adorable for the likes of cookie exchanges, parties with kids, and ugly sweater gatherings. Remember that all decor should circle back to the invitation and attire!

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Texture & Color

When deciding on a holiday party color scheme, choose a couple base colors, then pick a metallic to use as an extra pop. The holidays are definitely the best time of the year to play up the shine, so don’t be afraid to take advantage of it! Using sequins or glitter for your sparkle adds textural interest as well!

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Holiday Staples

If you’re throwing a holiday party, your guests will be expecting to see at least some of the traditional decor pieces. There’s nothing that will make your guests feel at home like walking in and being greeted by familiar favorites like wreaths, ornaments, stockings, a menorah, a kinara, a Christmas tree, etc. Be sure to incorporate your favorites into the overall decor motif!

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Elements of Enchantment

If the cherry on top of winter soiree decor could have a name, it would be glow! The best way to add that finishing touch of enchantment is to incorporate that element of light. You can do this with candles, hanging lights, lanterns, a roaring fireplace, a shining star on top of your Christmas tree… Anything that shines will send your guests swooning, and set the perfect holiday mood.

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Getting that holiday decor just right is simple and fun! The most important thing to keep in mind is to stay consistent, and be sure every element makes sense with the rest. Stay tuned for next week’s blog, the final piece in putting on a seriously fabulous holiday fete… Food, activities, and hosting!

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