12.23.2013

ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS!

Hi Everyone! There are only two days left before Christmas and Im just now starting to wrap the presents, place them under the tree and into the stockings! 
It's been a fun and hectic holiday season for me! Last week I hosted my first Christmas party for a few friends and our guys. It was a fun night of exchanging carefully chosen gifts, over dinner and drinks and hanging out together. I can't wait until my next little soiree! 
Im not a huge fan of the typical red and green Christmas decor colors and opt for metallics and white. This year I added a hint of blush pink to my usual white and silver scheme for a romantic winter wonderland feel. 
... and for more and glimpse at my entire tree, check out my post on the MCM Blog
Don't forget the stocking stuffers! Here are some of my top picks of carefully selected  perfect stocking stuffers!
New favorite  Carven Perfume. My Classic Femme Fatale Tassel Necklace. MCM Key fob wallet. An Iconic Parker PenGirly Emergency Kit

MY DECOR + PARTY
I covered the print I have hung above my bar cart with this adorable DIY swag. I got my inspiration for it from Kristen.  I stenciled the letters in silver and added glitter to the word "darling" for some extra sparkle! I casually hung some glittery ribbon, paper fans and tinsel for more interest.  The possibilities for these swags are endless. 
Bao is patiently waiting for Christmas morning to open his presents! 
I tried to get him to pose wearing his Christmas scarf, but he looked incredibly unhappy lol.
When I think of planning a party at home I think of incredible details. 
I also want to decorate and prepare all of the dishes and drinks rather than hiring out. That's why I think its best to host smaller, more intimate events; this way I can focus on all the details from the decor to the menu, and make all my ideas come to life. For my party I made everything from scratch, except for the brownies; I used my favorite store bought box mix.  The Menu: Fresh fruit tart, Brownies with fudge and coconut frosting, Spanakopita, Margarita puff pastry pizzas, gluten free/ vegetarian pesto and feta pasta, lasagna with spicy sausage and other small bites! 
ps. I hope you caught my instagram on the night of my party for pics of us!
We forgot to take some during! 
Lots of love! xx alex

10 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas! =] Your décor looks amazing, as per usual! You look like you'd be an awesome host xx.

    www.beautyandlouise.com

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  2. Wonderful post, Alex! I love how much thought you put into everything. It all looks so lovely :)

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  3. Your party looked amazing, Alex! An intimate get-together sounds perfect for getting all the details together in a more relaxed, stress-free manner. I'm drooling just reading your menu! Happy Christmas to you, your man and Bao :)

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  4. I'd love to see a recipe post from you! That fruit tart looks literally picture perfect and puff pastry pizza?! Drool lol loved the post SO much!

    Heyxgrace.blogspot.com

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  5. Ohh Mr. Bao looks so perfect with his silver gift box :) I wonder what Santa brought him this year?

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  6. Everything looks so beautiful!! What a fun party, I seriously can not believe you made all of that from scratch! Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas.

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  7. Your christmas tree is probably the best one I´ve ever seen ;-)
    I´m totally in love with it...
    I Wish you some happy Holidays and lots of presents!!

    Leonie
    www.pilot-leonie.blogspot.com

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  8. Love the colour scheme so chic

    Jacqueline xx

    http://the-prettylittlethings.blogspot.com.au

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  9. Where did you get the Champagne coupe? I've been looking for it for awhile but couldn't find it!!

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