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Dec 24, 2013

Christmas Dinner Party

Christmas is such a hard holiday not to love – the blinking lights, the exchanging of presents, the festive parties – they have a way of squeezing the “Bah Humbug” out of anybody. But between wrapping up last minute deadlines, figuring out travel plans, and trying to get over that giant turkey dinner you just had (…like a week ago?!), the holiday season can get out of control really quickly.  This magical season only comes around once a year, and between your busy schedule & the holiday rush, it is important to slow down and celebrate with the people you love by having a Christmas Dinner Party. And we think your place would be just perfect for a little holiday get together! Lauren Kelp came up with this adorably Christmas Al Fresco theme that would be perfect for your next holiday party!  The best part?  It’s SUPER easy & SUPER cheap party at your apartment, backyard, rooftop, or dining table.  If the blinking lights don’t warm your heart, then maybe some of this snow globe action will.

Start your setting by using a white tablecloth. They used this inexpensive, stain resistant bad boy. Now add white dinnerware  to keep things clean and classic. Keeping with an all white setting really lets the floral and festive decorations steal the show, plus, it makes you look like a total pro.  They added these adorable snow globes & dollar store candles to keep the vibe traditional, but with an edgy, modern twist. Our friends The Confetti Committee put together SUPER easy & festive place cards that are just to cute for words.

To recreate that amazing garland, Sweet Magnolia Floral combined a mixture of greens with branches and berries she foraged from her backyard. The trick to creating this garland is layering the foliage so that each element and color is visible.

1. Start with the biggest leaf at the very bottom – this will allow the largest area coverage.
2. The second layer should consist of the heavy branches and berries.
3. Save the lightest pieces for last to give your garland some height
4. Wire it all together with floral wire & voila!

Be Prepared to Be Inspired…

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Florals: Ashlyn Hobbs of Sweet Magnolia Floral Studio
DIY: The Confetti Committee
Photography: Taylor Lord

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