1. Simply Elegant White and Blush Tablescape

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    Today I wanted to share a tablescape that I created over the Holidays… not for any specific occasion, but just because I ended up hosting endless dinners during the course of December, and this was too pretty not to share. What I love though is that you really can replicate the table year round, and for pretty much any occasion. A dinner party, bridal shower, birthday, or girls night.

    Some takeaways from my tables… 1. Note is that I mixed and matched my silver Villeroy & Boch plates and silver silverware with napkins that have gold embroidery… I am totally for it! 2. I had to add four extra chairs from my kitchen (2 at each end) to fit all of my guests. To keep the table looking elegant I always recommend adding in extra chairs at the ends. 3. I was so tight on space, I skipped out on chargers… when doing so, I always recommend using a tablecloth as a foundation for the table (this one is by Mode Living, called the Berlin style). 4. I also ran out of the same silverware, so again I mixed in a different set on the ends. My point here is… A. even the FH doesn’t have 100 of everything, so don’t worry that guests expect you to! B. If you run out of napkins, silverware, etc, just place something different at the two heads of the table, rather than having one odd seat! Or better yet, mix in a complimentary set every other chair! It will look intentional!

    Hope you enjoy this sea of whites and that sweet hint of blush, as well as a few of my hostess secrets! I created a “Shop the Post” below!

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  2. S’mores Bar

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      Looking for a fun dessert idea for New Years? Look no further than this delicious S’mores bar!! All you need are calligraphy labels and pretty dishes to create the display, then leave the assembling to guests! For my display I once again used the talented calligrapher, Amy May Paper {who also made the labels for my mashed potato bar}, to create beautiful labels. Then I used rectangular clear glass bowls by Simon Pearce {in medium} for the essentials, graham crackers, hersheys chocolate, and marshmallows. Alongside my S’mores I placed my Ninja Coffee Bar to make hot lattes! Oh, and for plates, I…

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  3. Host a New Years Dinner Party

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    Remember when I created a beautiful gilded table for Christmas a few weeks ago and I said to stay tuned for how I can quickly transition from one holiday to the next. Well here it is! That same exact table for a new Holiday, New Years!! Sticking with the same Z Gallerie Luna Dinnerware, Avelina glassware, Ella Napkins, and Geode Napkin Rings, I simply swapped out the mini pine trees down the center for simple flower arrangements of white roses and hydrangeas! The gold plates and glasses are really great for any festive occasion, and work perfectly for a New years dinner. Over on my buffet…

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  4. Holiday Happy Hour

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    I feel like the next two weeks are just a series of Holiday Happy Hours over and over again, am I right?! Of course there are the big holiday nights, but what about all the ones in between where the in-laws and cousins are still in town so the whole family wants to pop over, or the nights your high school friends want to swing by and finally see your home… in preparation of these little get togethers, I went out and bought a few party props so I am always ready for people to stop in. Festive drink stirrers, gold double old…

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  5. Host Hanukkah Dinner

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    Isn’t it so nice that Hanukkah and Christmas fall over the same weekend? Compared to previous years where I am rushing to get gifts and decorate, I have had what feels like a full season to get festive and prepare!! We are planning to host an array of Hanukkah celebrations of the course of the eight days, but I wanted to create a pretty dinner for the first night to kick off the celebration. I have to say that in shopping for this Hanukkah tablescape I was incredibly disappointed at all the cheesy decorations out there… the only cute thing I…

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