Monday, December 1, 2008

Tis the Season to Holiday Party!

December is here, which means that invitations have been rolling in for holiday parties, dinners, lunches and gatherings. This time of year is always nice to gather with friends and family to reminisce and remember good times and to be with the people we most cherish. If you are planning on attempting your own soiree this holiday season here are a few ideas for you to make your event extra special!
If you celebrate Christmas:Turn the tables on the standard red and green color scheme and go all white! Using a momochromatic scheme will aloow you to give the feeling of frosty snowfall indoors without the temperature drop. Add hints and splashes reds, greens and silvers or if you want a little more fun add in pinks, yellows, golds and muted or bright blues. For added fun have your guests dress in all white as well and have a man-made snowfall for right after dessert and just before coffee!

If you celebrate Hanukkah:
Grab the potato pancakes and add some spice to them! Mix up up the latkes by using sweet potatoes, svaory veggies like zuchinni and squash to make these wonderful treats. Incorprate the number 8 into your party such as having 8 dishes or course if you want to go all out for the night. If you want to have more than a few spirits at your event vodka cocktails and hypnotic will stay with the traditional blue and white color pallate.

If you celebrate Kwanaza:
Kick of this holiday right with a countdwon from Christmas into Kwanzaa before the 7 day celebration begins. Another way to clebrate would be to invite family and friends over for a lavish dinner party and share stories, memories and maybe even a slide show or two of great times. If you want to change the mood have an array of candles set up to offer a warm inviting glow to the place. For a togetherness party such as this family style dishes are reccommended instead of individually plated fare.