‘Tis the Season…to throw a holiday party! I can barely believe that 2015 is coming to an end. Is it just me or do the years seem to go by quicker and quicker?! This year I’m hosting a holiday party because we never had any sort of house warming so it seemed like the right thing to do. Here is some inspiration I’ve dug up to host my “holiday spirits” party. I hope this helps you get in the mood to dig out those decorations and start enjoying the season or even throw your own party.
I’m a huge fan of Paperless Post for emailed invites. If I had more time on my hands, I would’ve designed my own invites. Here is the invite I chose. When deciding which invite to use, it’s always nice to have a few details of the party planned out and have the design tie in with the overall theme. I know my decor will be minimalist and mostly greenery so this was the pick for me. Plus the party is going to be focused around a spiked hot cocoa bar as well as a his and her cocktail so the “holiday spirits” aspect fit right in.
I love the idea of a his and her drink served on a bar station so guests can build their own drink. Nick requested the guy’s drink to be an old-fashioned and I think for the ladies we will do some sort of a holiday sangria. We will also have a spiked hot cocoa bar. Here is an entire list of holiday cocktails for extra inspiration.
I haven’t completely figured out the small bites yet because well, I don’t plan that far ahead. I do know one app will surely be brandy baked brie with cranberries, brown sugar, and walnuts. It’s simple and so delicious, perfect to throw together for your guests.
I’m definitely looking forward to this part of throwing a holiday party. This will be the first year I’ve put in any effort as far as decorating. When it comes to Christmas decor, I like to keep it nice and natural. Lots of greenery, homemade wreathes, pinecones, flowers, and candles are a good start. I’m going to try to make everything so the cost stays down and it feels thoughtful.
Follow along with my party planning progress on Pinterest here and leave me a comment if you are throwing a holiday party this year and let me know what you’re serving! I would love to hear from you.
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I’m Katie, the brand strategist, designer, dreamer, and entrepreneur behind Artful Brands. Dreamy typefaces, clean layouts, and soft color palettes are my love language— but more importantly designing strategic brands that book.