This week Christie of bedsidesign is sharing her favorite party thangs... and I'm sharing mine over on her blog. Check 'em out, you party animals.

The part that I really emphasize when it comes to party planning is the decor. Not really a shock right? I mean I pretty much eat, sleep, and dream interiors. Parties are all about atmosphere. I hosted 15 people at our place for Thanksgiving last year. I loved every moment of it. We recently moved and now that we are in a smaller space I’m trying to strategically plan a classy holiday dinner party. I may be a little early to the game, but the holidays are right around the corner [eep!]. Today I’m sharing some of my favorite inspiration for holiday parties and the best part is they aren’t holiday-specific, meaning you can use it for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, or New Years. Let’s get this party started!

1. I love how creative this tablescape is and the juxtaposition between earthy, organic wood finishes and the pops of color. This setup is so realistic which makes me love it even more.

2. Antlers are everywhere! If you aren’t okay with real antlers you can totally get faux ones. I love how rustic and elegant this look is. I’m imagining metallic gold antlers to really make things snazzy. But hey, that’s just me.

3. No party is complete without some tasty treats. These aren’t the typical kiddie cupcakes. Glitzy gold and looking muy delicioso I think they are stylin’. Plus the signage makes them even more sophisticated.

4. GOLD, SEQUINS, CHARGERS, MENUS = Inspiration overload. I seriously wanted to make a whole post about this, but I limited it to one.

5. I love the bountiful centerpiece and simplistic place setting. An exposed wood table makes it feel homey [and dare I say easier during clean-up!].

6. Are you sick of glitter and gold? Well I’m not and I have a ton of mason jars around my apartment. I love how simple and easy it would be to repurpose something that I already own.

7. Now after all the decor is set in place I need to look fabulous too! That’s when comes to the rescue. Their new metallic gold pom pom flower saves the day and will keep me looking festive. If only I could get my hands on this dress too.

I’m hoping to create a dinner part-tay with bits and pieces from all of this stuff that I am totally swooning over. Tip: Don’t be afraid to be yourself and mix and match different styles.

Are you planning and holiday festivities? We would love to hear or see what is inspiring you!


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