When planning a holiday girl's night, I like to do something fun and funky. It is easy to imagine all of my girlfriends sitting around the table, talking and laughing while enjoying a delicious meal. Keeping that in mind, I love adding a little whimsy to the tablescape to help foster an inviting atmosphere where guests feel at home and are able to relax. Keeping the event casual while maintaining some of the wow factor is a must.
Here are some tips for executing your own tablescape for a memorable holiday girl's night:
Do something unexpected. Traditionally, black and white aren't used as holiday colors, but when paired with lime green, and accented with Christmas ornaments and evergreen sprigs, it instantly becomes holiday worthy.
Keep the color palette simple. Using only black, white, and lime green makes more of an impact than if reds or other colors were added. In this instance, by keeping the scheme to only two or three colors helps to draw the eye to all the details.
Keep it causal. Casual doesn't have to be drab to be fab. Use mason jars and paper straws instead of water goblets. In lieu of a full array of silverware, only place a fork and spoon.
Pay attention to detail. Make your guests feel special by using a favor box that doubles as a place card. Your guests will be delighted at your thoughtfulness and excited to take home a memento from the occasion. These favor boxes were outfitted with chalkboard label, tied with striped ribbon, and adorned with a lime green flower and a sprig of evergreen.
Repeat patterns and colors. Here, the black and white stripes are repeated in the table runner and the ribbon on the favor boxes. The lime green is picked up in the flower arrangements, the ornament centerpiece, the napkins, and the satin ribbon that ties the silverware. The black and white theme is carried on with the black, wooden plate chargers, and simple white plates. Repeating elements within a design is crucial for an overall cohesive look.
Enjoy! You did all of the work beforehand. Now you can gab with the girls and enjoy your dressy casual girl's night, making memories that last a lifetime.
Story and Photos by Amanda Henderson
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