Crafting a cozy winter cocktail party is not as hard as you might imagine. With an easy checklist of essentials, this fireside gathering can be recreated and it's as perfect as can be for the holiday season. We turned to our go-to for effortless entertaining, the Chinet® brand, to handle all the heavy lifting and paired their line of coordinating products with our favorite seasonal details. Think a crackling fire, winter greens and a delicious spread of small bites. It's a recipe for party success and we're showing you just how to map out this beauty on your own.
Keep 'em Cozy
Our approach to this party was two-fold. Cozy and comfy with moments of gorgeous glam. First let's talk cozy. Fireside couch lounging was at the center of the details. We wanted our guests to never have to leave that beautiful spot if they so chose so we brought the food and cocktails to them. An oversized coffee table made the perfect home base for a large assortment of appetizers that guests could nibble on all night long. We also pulled in a beautiful bar cart that served as a festive drink station home base. And nothing brings the season to life like a delicious holiday cocktail. We have a recipe for our Cranberry Wine Spritzer coming up next.
In keeping with the look and feel of an elevated cocktail smorgasbord, we made sure guests had all the necessary tools for wining and dining at their fingertips. Chinet® Cut Crystal® appetizer plates and cutlery were set out on pretty gold trays for easy access. Cocktails were pre-poured in Chinet® Cut Crystal® stemless wine glasses and lined up for action. These simple pieces from the Chinet® Cut Crystal® fully coordinated line made this holiday bash a million times easier.
Make it Sparkle
When it came time to add in festive glam we chose details that truly sparkled. Neutral throw pillows on the sofa and chairs were swapped for deep emerald and paired with a faux-fur throw. And it wouldn't be a holiday party without a touch of gold. Metallic accents like the gold throw pillows and gilded serving trays added that extra something special.
And we can't forget all that pretty wintry greenery. Fresh succulent plants were repotted in gold votives to dot our table. A quick trim of some wintergreen trees and bushes right from the yard (literally!) provided us with all the greenery accents we needed. A few branches wrapped with floral wire formed the cheery garland on the bar cart. Above the mantle, a slew of white pillar candles and some sprigs of greenery and succulents made for a fresh, wintry accent. These details all make for a simple yet totally gorgeous approach to easy holiday entertaining. Make it green and make it sparkle. That's our motto!
This cocktail party is proof that whipping your house into holiday entertaining mode is as easy as can be. Give your guests warmth, food and something pretty to look at and we promise, they will be happy campers. And give yourself the gift of Chinet® line of products, and you too will be happy as a clam. Because the only thing better than simple pleasures, is being able to enjoy them without dish duty looming over your head. So go ahead and plan that cozy winter soiree this holiday season and make sure the Chinet® brand is at the top of your guest list.