News flash – temps are dropping, we’re surrounded by the fresh aroma of baked goodies, and there are sparkles, sparkles everywhere! The holidays are officially upon us and, as the saying goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Naturally, when my friend Jenny suggested gathering with our kiddos for a Cookies & Cocktails celebration, you better believe I jumped on the opportunity to host! Which raises the question – from recipes to décor and serving ware, what items are must-haves this holiday season? I’ll be sharing a few essentials with you here, and I hope you’ll keep scrolling for more behind-the-scene peeks at our Cookies & Cocktails festivities!
Get Your [Fresh] Greens
When it comes to holiday prep, there’s no such thing as too much green! From the handsome color and texture to the fragrant scent, fresh garlands and wreaths serve as a premier seasonal accent in any space.
Although we generally opt for the real thing, Regina Gust (holiday decorator extraordinaire) opened our eyes to the world of luxury faux installations! If you can’t stomach the idea of your hard earned dollars being thrown out in January, opt for arrangements that offer up a combination of real and faux greenery for a statement look that lasts!
Check out a few of our green thumb faves that are still accepting online orders:
[Mixed] Metallic Accents
What’s the winter season without a touch of bling? You can probably tell we’re suckers for antiqued brass but, this year, we aren’t shying away from silver either! The cool kids have been mixing metals for quite some time, and the trend has hit holiday décor with no signs of slowing down.
Shop some metallic magic:
Star Light, Star Bright
Timeless white lights are always a win in our book and we’re loving the twist “starry lights” are bringing to the table [quite literally]! Whether you call them copper wire lights or fairy lights, we think they’re gorgeous, and we love seeing them worked into lighting schemes all year round.
Recipes for Success
Whether or not your décor is on point, good eats and tasty libations always make for happy guests! Focus on quality ingredients, prepare your goodies with care, and pick up a handful of the pieces shared below to ensure your table is crowned best dressed this season!
Since it would take a Christmas miracle for my fam to let me share that secret recipe with you, I hope these sugar cookie deets from our Cookies and Cocktails celebration will suffice:
Last but most definitely not least, where would we be without a little bubbly?
Y’all know a few heavy-handed pours made all of this adorable chaos a joy:
Wishing you the sweetest holiday season and a bright and beautiful 2018!