We know all of you are probably in the throes of finessing your holiday party plans, and with just one week away from Christmas, we asked our resident lifestyle expert, Rebecca from Florence Finds, for her tips on making your holiday party unforgettable. Take it away, Rebecca!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Have a Jolly New Year readers!
As it’s the party season, I thought for this month’s Reverie Lifestyle, I would compile my top tips for a festive feast. I love entertaining over the festive period and can’t wait to throw our New Years party on the 31st. Whether you’re holding a holiday drinks party, Boxing Day buffet or New Years celebration, follow my tips for the perfect party.
1. Set the Scene. Everyone loves receiving mail and there’s nothing more special than a fancy invitation. If you’re short on time or planning a last minute gathering, Paperless Post have fine stationery designs for every type of party and if you do have time, many of them can be bought in paper format too.
2. Decorate. To get people in the mood on arrival, make an impression with your decor. Festoon a room with garlands that are budget conscious, made of popcorn or marshmallow. Float balloons, hang poms and add glitter accessories that you can pick up cheaply in the sales.
Cocktail recipes and imagery, all from Spoon Fork Bacon
3. Fizz. Choose a signature cocktail or two with warm and rich flavours that reflect the holiday spirit and keep your guests warm from the inside out!
4. Pile your table high. Christmas is about indulgence as Nigella says, so create a table fit for a feast. PIle your plates high – charger first, Dinner plate then side plate. Finish with a table gift or cracker and napkin. If you can afford it, splash out on gold cutlery and choose metallic accents on your glasses. Finish with a sparkling table cloth, fresh flowers, candles and baubles in toning shades.
Party Hats (DIY Tutorial)
5. Add some Fun. Easy Party games are a great way of keeping people entertained and circulating. Try the old fashioned game of taping a person or object to guests backs that they have to ask other guests questions about to reveal their identity. If your guests are not the party game type, just add props for dress up fun.