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.
Dress the table in a large swath of tartan plaid fabric topped with heaping platters of throwback holiday favorites like glazed ham, deviled eggs, waldorf salad and a gorgeous cheese display. The chefs at Word of Mouth created our luscious menu and I definitely spied some guests heading back for seconds and thirds. I, on the other hand, played it smart by staking out a spot within arm’s reach of the buffet.