Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Planning A... Christmas Celebration

Whether you are planning a holiday party, or a Christmas Day celebration, these tips and pictures will help inspire you as you plan your affair.

Set the Tone. The invitation will definitely set the tone, but you also want to set the tone for the party before your guests enter the house. Decorating outside for Christmas is pretty easy, considering all the available options. Hang lights, trim the door with some garland and a wreath, line your walkways with luminaries. Here are some images to help fuel your creativity.

Photo credits Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart

The Decor. If you are like me, you'll have your house decked out for Christmas already. Some of my favorite ways to decorate are of course, your Christmas tree. I also love the idea of hanging a wreath inside in front of a window or a mirror. Another favorite holiday decor tip of mine is candles. I love candles and think they create such a wonderful mood!

Photo Credits Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart

Photo Credits by author, Martha Stewart

The Food and Table Decorations. If you are throwing a holiday party, simple food will be just fine for your guests, as opposed to a full on meal. I just helped my parents throw a Christmas Party this last weekend, and they served all the fixings for yummy sandwiches, plus a sumptuous dessert bar. Below are some ideas for table decorations and food presentation.

Images by author

Image by author

Images by author

Food. A dessert bar is always a popular and well loved addition to any party. See the images below for more simple and tasty snacks.

Hot Spinach Dip, White-Bean Dip with Toasted Pita Chips

Creamy Deviled Eggs, Parmesan Spirals

Good luck planning your holiday party and Christmas celebrations!!


Inspired Events by Nycia said...

Fabulous Post!! Happy Holidays!!

Anonymous said...

Yes.....fabulous posts!! Thanks for all your inspiring pictures, and ideas these past months! Have a wonderful holiday.

Jasmine said...

Oooooh, now I'm in the mood for holiday food and a party!! :)


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