It's that time of year when the air is chilling, the lights are twinkling, and it's time to party! Big or small, we love them all. So much so, we spent a greater part of this year designing a collection to help you plan an elegant holiday with ease. Whether it's pre-planned or last minute, that collection and these tips will give you everything you need to party plan like 1-2-3!
Step 1 - Design Your Invitation On Paperless Post
We love paper, but we get it. Not all parties call for a paper invitation in the mail, but that doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on style or sentiment. Our new collection of holiday invites for Paperless Post coordinates with our Target collection of entertaining pieces to make even the simplest get togethers look pulled together and thoughtful.
Step 2 - Order Your Decorations From Target.com
Keeping it simple allows you to focus on what matters most – your family and friends. Don’t overthink it, and focus on what excites you. We've coordinated this collection to be easily mixed and matched and added into your collection at home. Simple touches like having fresh flowers, lit candles, real glassware, and fabric napkins lend a luxurious, well thought-out feel but truth be told one of our favorite tricks is ordering food so we can focus on the décor since it’s our favorite part of throwing a party.
Set up a station so guests can pour themselves a drink as soon as they walk in. Set up your bar by going into it as if you're making yourself a cocktail, that way you won't miss anything. Spiked eggnog or a cranberry cocktail with sprigs of rosemary or twists of citrus are two crowd pleasers that can be made in batches ahead of time. Tricks of the trade: use a name or gift tag to label each bottle and tie a pretty cloth napkin around the neck of your bubbly to prevent icy drips.
Don’t overthink it, and focus on what excites you.
The most satisfying and practical way to streamline a celebration is the aftermath. We made disposable plates for easy cleanup and we mixed in real glassware and this luxe cocktail table (that comes with a removable tray!) to keep it looking elevated.
Step 2 - Order Flowers From Farmgirl Flowers
There is nothing like the smell of pine and fresh seasonal greenery to set the mood and make any gathering feel festive. Based out of San Francisco, Farmgirl Flowers ships nationally and arrives ready to wow. Garland, wreaths, and arrangements are delivered to your door with simple (and fun!) instructions on how to place them. We love the garland for long dining tables, and the arrangements are perfect on their own or spread throughout the bar and powder rooms to pull the whole house together for the occasion.
Simple or stunning, extravagant or casual-however you entertain, we hope you do it with love, laughter, and all the holiday spirit you can wrap your arms around. Cheers!