December is upon us, which means it’s time to break out the bubbly, hang copious amounts of paper garlands and swipe on the reddest lipstick you can get your hands on… party season has officially begun! I started the season early (tough job, right?) by partnering with kate spade new york to throw a series of holiday soirées with the festive factor turned way up. I’m beyond giddy to start unveiling the merry, sparkly and fizzy details, with tons of takeaways to inspire your own fête-ing this season. First up? A cozy-by-the-fire “holiday open house,” full of tartan plaid, hot cocoa and yes, the ultimate s’mores. Click through for all the details shot by Buff Strickland, including the kate spade new york pieces that inspired the entire look.
Raise the bar.
There’s something about a fully-stocked bar cart that recalls holidays of yesteryear, with brandy snifters and mixed nuts in front of a blazing fire. Of course, every hostess knows that it serves the even better purpose of allowing guests to help themselves to libations, freeing her from playing bartender so she can freely gadabout with guests.
*Keep it simple by setting out only one type of glassware: Bellport Iced Beverage glassware are the perfect size for serving a variety from red and white wine to mixed drinks.