The most beautiful time of the year is around the corner! Get the Christmas lights and décor out! But where to start when decorating the interior and exterior space for an elegant Christmas party? Here are some tips to help you out!
The invitation and the way you get it delivered is the first impression guests will make of you and your party, so sending digital invitations isn’t the way to go. If you want to leave a good impression and not spend too much on invitations, there are plenty of fantastic, pre-made options available to which you can add festive details with the help of a printer. However, if invitations are still a problem for your beautiful party, hire a graphic designer and invest in a professional printer to print the invitations.
The less-is-more rule applies to interior decoration for this type of party. The first place to start is with the Christmas tree arrangements. Start by choosing a color palette. Limiting yourself to one or two colors is the best way to achieve the elegant look you’re going for. Then, get the biggest tree you can fit in your area and start hanging white lights on it. Pick one or two of the same ornaments to appear on the entire tree. Also, opt for regularity on the shelf and table and keep other decorations to a minimum and simple.
This is the time of year when we love to add a little festive sparkle to everything. You may use string lights or Christmas lanterns draped over shelves or stair railings. For the exterior, you can outline your driveway with colorful lights. A lighted outdoor tree is also a nice touch. If your budget allows you, transform the yard into an evergreen forest and decorate the trees with fairy lights.
Another essential element for an elegant Christmas party is a well-stocked bar full of spirit and plenty of mixed drinks, especially since you’ll finally have the opportunity to use up all your specialty drinks that you’ve been putting off for years.
Think About Outdoor Decorations
Do you know that big plastic Santa Claus that usually lives on the roof during the holidays? Sure it evokes feelings of nostalgia, but is it that stylish? Not really. If you want to throw a luxurious Christmas party, you also need to have stylish outdoor decorations to welcome your guests, and that once again usually means that less is more. Here are some simple yet elegant outdoor decorations you can incorporate.
Few things impact the atmosphere as the choice of music, and fine music is the epitome of elegance in this case. Music will help create a relaxed atmosphere for your guests to spend time comfortably, and the music you choose will play a big part in this.
Part of the feeling of luxury is usually how the dinner is served, and depending on the size of the party, you may not have enough seating for all of your guests. In this case, a rich buffet is perfectly acceptable.
If you’re willing to spend the time and money to throw a lavish party, you probably don’t want your guests to arrive in sweaters and jeans. If it’s appropriate for your invitees, opt for a dress code. However, if some of your loved ones find dining in the chosen dress code difficult, ask them to come in their best clothes. Whatever you decide, be sure to state the dress code on the invitation.
What other tips do you put into practice for an elegant Christmas party? Let us know in the comments below!