Chic Ways To Host & Toast

Geri Hirsch
Tis the season! But what to wear, serve and decorate with for your holiday party?

I teamed up with Express to share a few chic ways to host and toast throughout the holiday season. There’s really three simple rules I like to follow:

  1. DRESS THE PART: This is the time of year to shine, especially if you’re hosting a party.  Incorporate sparkles and glam (I love this metallic pleated camior this red v-neck minidress) and have fun with it – nothing is too much this time of year. Well, almost nothing!
  1. SET THE SCENE: To make decorating easier, choose a theme. I personally love monochrome metallics because it lends itself well to mixing and matching. Integrate the theme wherever you can – on the bar, tree, front door, powder room, etc. Next, keep building on the holiday party atmosphere with a jumping playlist (don’t skip the festive favorites), mood lighting (floods of candles is always gorgeous in my book) and an Insta-worthy photo booth. With the help of a pretty garland and editorialized props, photo booths can be really easy to make yourself.  Watch the video above for one really simple way to do it yourself.

  1. SERVE IT UP: Again, I like picking a theme because it makes my life easier. Think canapés and champagne or my personal holiday favorite: The Naughty & Nice Bar.  On the Naughty side of the bar include all the indulgent favorites like cupcakes, cake, heavy dips and a really boozy punch while on the nice side, you can include lighter snacks like credit, fruit, hummus and a skinner spritzer.  Watch the video for my “Bad Santa Punch” and “Turtle Dove Spritzer” recipes – they’re so easy and are great for a crowd.

What are your favorite holiday tips?

Dress Details :Express Red Sequin Dress

*This post is sponsored by EXPRESS**

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  1. You look fabulous, I love this dress! It’s so festive 🙂 And your home looks very Christmas-ready, I can imagine how great the parties you host need to be! Love this theme idea and the whole table decor! And you inspired me to try to make a punch or a spritzer this season, because all I usually serve at parties during winter is either mulled wine or just prosecco.

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