The perfect party needs more than just great food and drinks!
Today’s blog is all about decorating, being grateful and possibly the most important party element…. music!
Whenever I have a party everyone ends up in the kitchen so if time is tight I suggest putting your decorating efforts into making the kitchen festive. Setting the perfect table is a quick and easy way to transform your space.
The key elements of this table scape are…
I ALWAYS start decorating a table with the fresh flowers I’m loving at the moment. I used a footed vase as my centerpiece. I bought red roses at the grocery store and mixed in some tree branches to add a little drama and height.
Greenery + Ornaments
I used greenery to soften and ground the table scape. In the greenery I placed holiday ornaments and small bird cages I already own.
To add depth to my table setting I layered square silver chargers, on top of that I added round red chargers and finished each place setting with a crisp white plate. I also used napkins in the festive red color scheme.
THE PARTY FAVOR(S)
A Personal Touch
‘Love is in the details’ so no party is complete without a personal touch. I always want my guests to feel welcome and to know I love and value their friendship so I often have a card and a party favor at each place setting. In the card I like to write a personal message to each guest. It takes less than a minute and is a personal touch that makes your guests feel welcome in your home.
A Little Gift
I love the idea of a parting gift. It is a small gesture that shows you appreciate your guests and you cover every little detail. For a holiday party I use treats that remind me of Christmas. I’m a chocolate lover so I chose Turtles, Ferrero Roche and Raffaello chocolates. I boxed them and added a little greenery, a pinecone and some twine to fasten the box.
Last but not least a party is not complete without music. Luckily this is the simplest part of all! Download the App Songza. Choose the holiday genre of music you like and it will shuffle holiday music all evening.
Always remember a great host is a host who makes guests feel welcome and can relax and enjoy the evening so no matter how your gathering goes have fun with the people you love!