Monday, December 6, 2010

My Christmas Party Inspirations...

Busy weekend! A Christmas party, mother in laws birthday, drudging through the forest to chop down our tree (more on that one!), daughter's art class, the Christmas train with friends and I baked 9 dozen (yikes!) macaroons for my first cookie exchange. Oh, and then we decided to have a little Christmas gathering this week!

We got into the Christmas spirit and found a slot in the calendar that worked and out went the invite. Now, the work begins. I like the idea of an open house as it's casual, relaxed - guests can mingle and come and go as they please. I created a little inspiration board of some items I hope to see in my house. I realized no where in this inspiration board do I have food!? President's Choice and Costco appy's acceptable? Kidding (well, sort of ) Enjoy...

Here we go: A beautiful tree, paperwhites, mistletoe (how fun would that be!), little shrubs, candles with greenery, fresh flowers and hey, I might have forgot food but I remembered champagne!

Images: Sarah Richardson, Martha Stewart Living


  1. I'm sure your party will be fabulous! Keep the food easy. You can always make store bought apps look great by putting them on your own plates and platters. No one has to know you didn't spend hours in the kitchen!

  2. Looks gorgeous! Have a great time and be sure to share pictures of the party!

  3. All of these ideas are fabulous! I love the idea of paper whites paired with holiday greenery. Thanks for sharing! Love your blog, I'm a new follower!:)


    Molly Jane

    PS. Stop by and say hello!:)

  4. I just watched the Sarah Richardson holiday party special (from last year)... it kind of make me want to host a party! Love the tablescape with the champagne!

  5. Love Sarah Richardson's tree design...fabulous!! Hope the party goes well...