Holiday Cocktail Party

Hosting is one of my absolute favorite creative expressions – especially during the holidays, when everything has its own natural magic and whimsy. I get so much joy and fulfillment from putting together all of the details, from the menu to the decor to the overall vibe. I love the idea of getting dressed up for a party this time of year, so for our holiday party we invited around 20 of our best friends to dress in cocktail attire for a night of festive fun. I knew I wanted to serve a ham as the centerpiece, along with mustard and brioche, so that guests could make their own little sandwiches. I love the mixing of the more formal attire with the laidback vibe this presented. That inspired my to stick with the theme of holiday classics, dishes that feel nostalgic – with a modern twist, of course. I’ve included all of the recipes from this party in our Holiday Hosting Guide updated for 2019. I hope you enjoy this video and find some inspiration for your own holiday entertaining.

Links & Sources


Star of David Tree Topper (Etsy)
Frosted Blue Ornaments (Crate & Barrel)
Gold-Painted Purple Ornaments (Crate & Barrel)
Pinecone Ornaments (Crate & Barrel)
2018 Blue Zircon Star Ornament (Lenox)
Glitter Starburst Ornaments (West Elm)
Glitter Feather Ornaments (West Elm)
Blush Ball Ornaments (Amazon)
Copper & Metallic Ball Ornaments (Target)
Dreamcatcher Ornaments (Target)
Pom-Pom Tree Skirt (Target)


Ceramic Christmas Village (West Elm)
Penguin Snow Globe (West Elm)
Sugarplum Garland (Anthropologie)
Wooden Bead Garland (Etsy)
Dried Plume Reed Bouquet (Anthropologie)
Gold Mercury Glass Votive Candleholders (Amazon)
Gold Glitter Leaf Garland (Crate & Barrel)
Blush & Amber Ball Ornaments (West Elm)
Celestial Burst Ornaments (West Elm)


Blush Low Serving Bowl (Year & Day)
Copper Serving Trays
Tiered Server (Lenox)
Trianna Appetizer Plates (Lenox)
Blush Serving Platter (Lenox)
Golden Feather Tray (Lenox)
Marble Serving Platter


Lucite Bar Cart
Copper Party Tub
Copper Ice Bucket
Crystal Coupe Glasses
Crystal Rocks Glasses
Punch Bowl
Punch Ladle (CB2)
Glass Bottles (Amazon)
Jingle Bell Drink Stirrers (Target)



Holiday Cocktail Party

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