Dinner parties + Christmastime are essentially my love languages, so a holiday dinner party is right up my alley! The sweet ladies at The School of Styling asked me to share my essentials for throwing a holiday dinner party with friends, and the feature is published over on The School of Styling blog!
You’ll have to check out the entire article on The School of Styling to see what my five essentials are for hosting an amazing holiday dinner party!
Here’s a little snippet…
“Before you put too much pressure on yourself, especially during the holiday season, to throw a perfect and over-the-top dinner party, be sure to remember that true hospitality comes down to the heart behind it. I absolutely love the beautifully curated details, the amazing meal, a well-stocked bar cart, and a gorgeous tabletop, but I deeply believe that all of this is for nothing if your guests don’t feel welcomed and loved! Ultimately, be sure that you’re creating an atmosphere where your home is warm, welcoming, relaxed, and fun. If you’re stressed, worried, or harried, chances are, your guests are going to feel it, too. Embrace the fact that something may go wrong! Allow ample time for socializing, mixing, and mingling in a relaxed, comfortable, joyful atmosphere – this is key to a successful, memorable dinner party. Fully enjoy that loved ones are gathered together at your table and be thankful for that. And if all else fails, pop the champagne and cheers to that!”
“Even in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it’s necessary to gather friends together to celebrate life and celebrate friendships, and what better way to do that than across the table from one another?”
Photography: Rebekah Senter Photography
Styling & design: Stephanie Scholl Events
Cake: Simply Cakes
Models: Hannah Smith Design and Raleigh Design House