December is prime party month! While getting family and friends together anytime is wonderful, the holiday season can be a time when you want to make things extra special. As a lifelong goer and occasional thrower of parties, I’ve made a few notes over the years as to some details that can really make a party stand out.Continue reading “Four Pointers for Parties that Pop”
This concept worked pretty well for Oprah so thought I’d give it whirl. Besides, what better way to talk about a bunch of otherwise unrelated products than to label them all favorites? Whether gifting to others or things that have been gifted to me, all the items below in some way represent something that I’ve deemed a favorite. Hope you enjoy!
Love buying Nora Fleming for my hard to shop for friends. The classic white pieces coordinate with most decor and are customized through a series of “minis” that can be inserted into a slot in each of the base pieces. Imagine one hors d’oeuvre tray that you can adapt to every holiday or special occasion! And, as I mentioned last week, great for repeat-ability, as you can build the collection of minis over time.
First, shop your base piece. A rectangular serving platter is shown below but beyond serving pieces, options range from vases to soap dispensers and votive holders.Next, choose your mini (or minis). Minis are available for most major holidays and some hobbies and sports teams. A sample is shown below.
Did you have a good Thanksgiving? Catch any great black Friday deals?
Things went well here. Turkey was juicy and the sides turned out. Halls are about 80% decked. Shopping moderately underway. Fun visits with both family and friends. First holiday outing and first Christmas party of the season now in the books. Honestly, am feeling a bit knackered this week from all the activity!
The first party this year featured a gift exchange where everyone was to bring a generic gift for their gender and an exchange game is held. The females at the party ranged from early-20s to mid-70s and I brought an Alex & Ani bracelet as a gift that would hopefully encompass this range.