Tuesday, December 13, 2011

May Your Days Be Merry and White.

I love the idea of a White Christmas themed dinner party.  Here are a few ideas to welcome guests this winter to a wonderfully white time.

Greet guests with a white wreath.   This one is made out of paper cups--cheap & chic! I found a similar chalkboard at one of my favorite stores (www.mxyplyzyk.com). It has an adhesive strip on the back so you can hang anywhere and it peels right off without damaging your walls.

Hang another wreath for the littles at your party.

Of course, you will want to have a white tree.  The one photographed below is pretty amazing.  When you introduce one contrasting color to a white-themed event, it will really pop throughout your decor.

Creating a white-based menu can be fun. You can start by decorating your table in a cheap & chic way by laying down white craft paper and then sprinkling tons of fake white snow on top. Light lots of white votives in clear glass jars down the center. Or, swish your table up by using a faux white fur throw as a cloth. Place raised silver chargers on top for the food.  Make fondue the star of your menu! Spray paint pumpkins white and hollow them out, then fill each one with a cheese fondue paired with fresh cut pieces of bread and veggies. 

A signature cocktail could be created with white cranberry juice, vodka and served in a martini glass. Drape a white candy cane on the side of the glasses.  A white dessert bar is easy!  White chocolate cupcakes, popcorn balls, meringues, white candy and I love this Italian dessert, Affogato, which is a scoop of vanilla ice cream served in a sundae glass and you pour a shot of espresso over the top. Drizzle white creme de menthe on top.

Photo Credit: The White Company.

You can invite your guests to wear all-white or anything but white. Send them away with white hot chocolate in to-go cups or Bing Crosby's White Christmas album as a party favor.

These would be perfect hostess heels to find under a white tree! (http://www.brianatwood.com/)

Or, these guys...


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