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This New Years tablescape design is definitely one of my favorites from the year. I love working with color and in my opinion, the more sparkle the better!

I have always wanted to throw an iridescent themed event and when I saw the beautiful glassware from Anthropologie, I knew it would be perfect for a New Years Eve party! I also thought it would be a fun way to change it up from the color palette I typically see around New Years – black, silver, and gold.

Jacci from Poppy Cart absolutely killed the florals, I mean look at that giant hot pink peony and those purple roses – so fun! We used a velvet linen from Amazon, colorful linen napkins from Hostess Haven, and then finished the design off with confetti, glitter, tinsel, and of course, giant disco balls.

Happy New Years everyone!!

Photography: Olivia Marshall

Florals: Poppy Cart

Glassware: Anthropologie

Napkins: Hostess Haven

Holiday entertaining is in full swing and hosting is one of my favorite things to do! So, today I am sharing some of my go-tos when it comes to hosting and I’ll give you a hint…Trader Joe’s is my best friend!

I like to start with the decor and I always look for one piece that inspires the rest of the design. For this table design, I LOVED the plaid green tablecloth from Zara Home…clearly I am all about the plaid lately for those of you who read my last blog post. I added a shiny gold charger, fun glassware, and sprinkled in candles for ambiance. Then, I finished it off with garland, berries, and pinecones from Trader Joe’s. You could also add in a few pomegranates if you like a bit more color.

Next up is the food! I usually like to do apps vs. a full meal especially if I am having a good amount of people over so the first thing I put together is a big cheese and charcuterie board. Anyone can make one of these look pretty and it is always a crowd pleaser. I start by placing the cheeses first and I always include Unexpected Cheddar, Cheddar Cheese with Caramelized Onions, Boursin, and Double Cream Brie with Truffles…so good!! Then, I fill in with Prosciutto, Calabrese Salame, and Capocollo. I also get olives, marcona almonds, jams, and crackers to fill in the holes and voila!

In addition to the board, I always like to have a few sweet items (these cookies are the BEST), some veggies, fruit, and maybe a warm appetizer if I have the time. You don’t have to over do it on the food, I promise there will be enough! I often find that people stress and over-buy but then they end up with so many leftovers at the end of the night.

Lastly, my favorite…the drinks! Variety is key, but again, no need to over do it. I like to fill a big champagne bucket full of options, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, to include champagne, wines, sparkling water, and belvoir juices. I always like to include some fun items on the side like sugared cranberries and glittery ice cubes!

And that’s it! Now, go call up your friends, make a Trader Joe’s list, and have yourself a fun holiday party!

Photos by: Olivia Marshall

Fall is such a great time to gather friends and family together and I love creating fun tablescapes that will elevate the overall experience and also make my guests feel special. I believe that anyone is capable of creating a beautiful design, you just have to know where to start!

Start by looking through the things you already have like your dinnerware, flatware, and glassware as often times these can be repurposed no matter what season you are in. I always like to do a fun specialty cocktail so you may have to purchase appropriate glasses if you don’t already have them, but in my opinion you can never have enough glassware!! Don’t tell my husband…

From there, you will want to think about the things you may need to get based on the season or occasion. I like to find one piece that will really inspire the whole design to get me going. For this shoot, it was the fun plaid napkins. The color and pattern was perfect for fall and inspired the rest of the items we used — candles, table linens, and the fun dried citrus place cards from Katie at Citrus and Poppy (Etsy is a great resource for things like this). The most important (in my opinion) and final piece to bring everything together is the florals. We worked with Jacci from Poppy Cart and she created a beautiful centerpiece full of fall colored roses, chamomile, and pretty leaves.

I hope this inspires you to get creative and have some fun putting together a beautiful tablescape for your friends and family!

Photography and Styling: Olivia Marshall Photography

Florals: Poppy Cart

Place Cards: Citrus and Poppy

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