Sunday, November 25, 2012

Holidays with an Old Hollywood Glam Twist

This year, P and I are hosting our first annual holiday party for family and friends. I thought it would be fun to have a theme to make it more fun and I came up with Old Hollywood Glam.

The holiday season is one of my favorite times of year. Growing up, Christmas was about being with our loved ones and all of the merriment that goes along with the festivities.

So to add a bit of sparkle and glamor to our season, I thought Old Hollywood Glam would be perfect.

The colors: Black, gold, and red, with hints of evergreen represented in the tree and the garland.

In our apartment, we have a big kitchen/dining/living/great room. so we will divy up the space through the food and beverage areas to help spread things out. Instead of having everything buffet style on the dining table, we will have the hors d'oeuvres on the dining room table, the drinks set up on the kitchen peninsula, and the desserts laid out on the desk.

I wish I could draw you a map to make it more clear, but imagine our great room shaped like an "L." The front door is at the far end of the L so you would walk right into the kitchen peninsula, then take a left by the dining room table and a right to go to the desserts at the top of the L. Spreading the different foods out will help circulate the guests throughout our space.

Each area will have a few pieces that give a nod to the Old Hollywood Glam theme. Another idea someone suggested that will help move the guests through the space is give them an ornament as they walk in to let them hang on the tree. It's a nice idea to let your guests help decorate, and it adds to the holiday cheer.

Here are some of the decor items that I have purchased already to emphasize the theme:

Tree & clear apothecary jar from HomeGoods; Candelabra, gold tray & amber apothecary jar from Pier 1.

Festive ornaments will fill the apothecary jars, there will be candles glowing in a multitude of clear and gold holders throughout the space, flutes of champagne and sparkling cider will be served on the gold trey and the gold tree will be adorned with wine charms for people to mark their glasses with.

The holiday season is officially upon us! Are you throwing or going to any holiday parties? Need help with the festive decor, let me know, I'd love to be of assistance!

Happy Designing!


  1. I love the set up of the pieces in the photo above. Very nice.
    I am going to three holiday parties so far: a housewarming holiday party followed the next day by another party ;-) then on Christmas I go to a friends as well! Should be exciting!

  2. Fun theme! I think you already know about all of my parties...

  3. We are having a game night in the middle of the month and company for the holiday. I'm so very excited about that - let me tell you. Love your jars and the little gold tree. g