So I wanted to share with you all my tablescape that I did last Christmas. I will probably keep the same set up this year, because it worked so well.
I decided to use my table in my formal dining room as the centerpiece for the cocktail party. I used shiny linen fabric and several Christmas lights to create a dramatic backdrop for the table. I also incorporated several holiday florals into the table and chandalier to provide a warm and festive feel to the room. To bring a warm and welcoming feel to the room I used ivory throw pillows as accents for under the table, which included a custom made “Merry Christmas” sign.
As guess arrived I welcomed them to the door with a holiday spritzer which consisted of equal parts: Ginger Ale, Vodka and Cranberry juice, 1 fresh cranberry and fresh Thyme.
I also made my first attempt at one of my dearest friends recipes…CAKE BALLS! Oh what an adventure, but I did get through it with her guidance :). I was happy with how they turned out. They were not as pretty as the ones she makes, but the sure were a hit with my guest! I displayed the cake balls in a great find that I found at my local Michaels Art’s n Crafts store. It is a beautiful sparkling sleigh. I was also excited to get it at 1/2 price!!!!
I was also excited to use my new bar set that I picked up at one of my favorite stores (Pier One). I have been looking at this set for awhile and finally picked it up prior the the holidays!