Instead of planning a formal dinner party, throw a casual open-house-style cocktail party that's low on stress yet still full of sparkle and style. No stuffiness involved here -- just finger foods, quick cocktails, easy decorations, and plenty of holiday spirit.
Set the Mood
Next, it's time to dress up your home a bit. With our help, you can decorate for this party without even breaking a sweat. For this elegant project, fill a garden cloche with ornaments, and you're done -- easiest holiday decoration ever!
1. Turn a cloche upside down and balance it inside a teacup.
2. Place ornaments, then invert a plate over the open end. Carefully turn cloche and plate right side up, and display.
3. Carefully turn cloche and plate right side up, and display.
Metallic Tray Liner
No special trips to the craft store needed for this one -- simply line a tray with gift-wrapping paper to make itRead More »from Throw a Laid-Back, Last-Minute Holiday Party