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:
- 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!
- 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.
- 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?
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