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Planning a Christmas party

GDI - glam party

Last year, we had our holiday cocktail party at my friend Mandy's house (here was my inspiration post & here is one picture I managed to get from the actual party), so this year we're planning to have it here. 

GDI - outdoor bar cart

I'm envisioning a tent over our brick patio to house the bar, lots of string lights & Chinese lanterns to float into the sky, so everyone can make New Year wishes.

GDI - floating lanterns

Floating lanterns - everyone writes a wish on one, & then sets them off into the sky.

GDI - luminaries

As much as I loathe clutter, I am sort of a mason jar hoarder. They are perfect for just about anything. Thinking of lining the walk-way with them, like this. 

GDI - patio lights

Here is a helpful tutorial on how to string patio lights.

And lots of loaded cheese boards!

GDI - cheese platter

Honestly, let me know if you've got any genius holiday party tips, I would love to incorporate them :)

(luminary image credit here, outdoor bar cart image here, patio light image credit here, floating lanterns image here, cheese platter image here & glam party picture here


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