Hosting and party planning are two of my passions, and this year I was able to use both. We (with the help of Todd’s boss) hosted Todd’s co-workers for their Christmas party. His division is spread throughout the southeast, and Charlotte was the most central location for us all to get together and celebrate. If you follow me on Instagram, you are probably sick of hearing about this party. But, we had a great time, and loved hosting.
I wanted to share all of the details, especially since I have given so many teasers on my insta stories. I also shared what I wore at the bottom of the post!
A sprig of greenery and hypericum berries as accents to the menu
We had to move our living room furniture out, and rented a large farm table and chairs for extra seating. We used that, plus our existing dining table to seat everyone for dinner. We also moved our TV out, and set up two bars in the living room. We rented china and some glassware, and my friend, Kelly catered dinner. I made the cakes for dessert.
Todd’s boss and his wife covered most of the cost of the party, and also made some lovely toasts to the members of the team. They also gave out some gag gifts, and the team gave him a hilarious gift in return. It was fun to celebrate the end of a crazy year!
Kelly put all the food onto large platters, and we set it up family-style on each table. I wish I had gotten pictures of all of the food. It was insanely delicious and beautiful!
She also made a cheese and charcuterie tray that was beyond impressive.
We had a cake bar for dessert. Some people tried all three cakes, and others just had one slice! I made red velvet with sugared cranberries; carrot cake with salted caramel and pecans; and chocolate chip cookie chocolate cake.
My mom helped us a ton with the decor for this party, especially the flowers and greenery. For the wreaths, we used inexpensive craft store (fake) wreaths, and added fresh greenery.
The party lasted until way past my bed time, and ended with two disco balls, flip cup, and light-up necklaces and Santa hats. I’ll spare you those videos, though. 😉
Also, here’s what I wore! I linked to the shop on my instagram post. They have 30% off everything today!